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Aging: It’s a Medical Condition

October 11th, 2020

Imagine you’re in your 40s, 50s, or 60s…and something isn’t right.

You’re so tired you can’t get through the day without a nap…but you can’t seem to sleep at night.

No matter how much you watch your diet, you can’t lose weight. And you don’t get as much benefit from working out…when you have the energy, that is. Every day you seem to lose muscle and gain stubborn fat.

Worse still is the mental fatigue and brain fog. It feels like your thoughts have to be squeezed out one by one…like toothpaste out of a tube.

And between lack of sex drive and performance issues, your love life has all but disappeared.

It’s like all the fun has been sucked out of life.

You suffer from a medical condition…and it’s one you share with millions of other Americans.

It’s called…

Aging

Some will say aging is unavoidable. It’s one of those things that “just happens”.

In other words…some will say it’s inevitable. That you might as well get used to it.

They’re wrong.

Aging is a medical condition. And it should be treated like one.

The symptoms we associate with aging are for the most part caused by hormone imbalances that get worse as we get older.

Your body is made for specific hormones to be present in specific amounts, depending on your gender. If optimal levels aren’t maintained, your mind and body will suffer.

If you’re a man, your body needs a lot of testosterone (and a little estrogen). If you’re a woman, it’s the reverse.

Unfortunately, men begin to lose testosterone production beginning as early as their late 20s. Women’s supply of estrogen and progesterone becomes erratic during perimenopause and completely disappears after menopause. This process can begin as early as the mid 30s.

For men and women, declining production of these key hormones can cause:

  • Brain fog and problems with memory
  • Loss of lean muscle and bone mass
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of libido and problems with sexual function
  • Issues with mood like irritability, anxiety, depression, and mood swings
  • Hot flashes and night sweats

It doesn’t end there. Imbalances in important hormones like thyroid, DHEA, pregnenalone, growth hormone, cortisol, and melatonin only exacerbate these symptoms.

But these imbalances are a medical problem…with medical solutions.

How to Fight Back

You could just deal with getting older. But wouldn’t you rather live your best life through your middle years and beyond? To achieve the latter and avoid the former, follow these suggestions:

  • Eat a healthy diet.As you get older, your metabolism will slow down…even under the best of circumstances.Eat accordingly, and pay attention to serving sizes. For example, a one-pint container of ice cream serves four…as the label says. Well…maybe three. The point is it’s not meant to be a single serving.

    Focus on protein and complex carbohydrates. Bread, cake, and other carb-loaded treats are okay…but just occasionally.

  • Get regular exercise.As you get older, it will be easier to gain fat…especially in your midsection. It will also be easier to lose lean muscle mass.To combat this tendency, commit to a regular exercise program including cardio (walking, running, and cycling are good) plus some resistance work like weights. But be reasonable and don’t overdo it. Injuries are counter-productive and will just keep you from exercising. Slow and steady wins the race.
  • Get your hormone levels tested.Properly balanced hormones are essential if you want to get the most from diet and exercise.Hormone testing can determine if any essential hormones are out of balance. If you need hormone replacement therapy, regular testing once on treatment will confirm that your hormone levels are within the appropriate range for your best health.

At Renew Youth we’re here to help you be your best…mentally and physically. We can test your hormones and provide treatment if needed.

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