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Is aging simply a disease with a cure?

Updated on September 24, 2011

We get old, we wrinkle, some get fat, some get thin, our bodies change their distribution of fat vs. lean material. Problems such as osteoporosis, thinning skin, and reduced immune function develop. Just routine aging, the normal long deterioration of a healthy body, right?

Wrong! If the symptoms of aging were to present themselves in a person under forty years of age, a medical crisis for the individual would be declared into which time and limitless resources would pour. So why is forty the magic number? Is a lifetime of experience and contribution to society meaningless to the point that we can simply brush aside valuable human beings to die of old age?

We have to get older, time must march on; however, the human body does not have to deteriorate with the endless list of degenerative symptoms that we so readily tell our parents and their peers to accept as a part of life. We are, in essence, telling them to get comfortable with the idea that they have a disease that will kill them.

Aging is a disease with a simple pattern: Beneficial hormones decrease and unwanted enzymes increase. These in turn cause a plethora of symptoms such as menopause, andropause, weight gain, osteoporosis, wrinkling of the skin, baldness and so forth. These changes also give way to other secondary symptoms such as diabetes, cancers and so on.

By systematically elevating human hormones to youthful levels while restricting the activities or production of disruptive enzymes in the aging person, not only can life be extended, but the quality of life can be improved as well. There is no magic bullet or a single pill that will turn say, George Burns into Justin Bieber, but there are some therapies that can permit our aging population to extend their lives and their enjoyment of those lives, free from the ailments that would normally afflict them.

Some of these therapies include, but are not limited to Human Growth Hormone therapy, Melatonin, aromatase inhibitors, DHT blockers, antioxidants, caloric restriction, diet and exercise. Beyond these, there are gene and stem cell therapies that are being developed based upon the work of Dr. Micheal West.

This humble article is by no means intended to be a comprehensive piece of work on aging, but rather, an introduction to the subject which I will explore expound upon in upcomming articles. As politicians in Washington argue over whether or not to raise the debt cieling, the rest of us should concern ourselves with raising the quality of life cieling. There is no single mechanism in the human body that dictates when a human being MUST die of old age or age related illness. Science has removed most of these genetic excuses for shortened lifespans.


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      Thomas Greenwell 6 years ago from Melbourne Florida


      Thank you for your kind appraisal! I am glad that everything is working so well for you! Keep checking the blog, I have some amazing new things to share. Let's grow young together.

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      Beth 6 years ago

      I have been on Dr. Thomas' hormone therapy which is tailored made for me as well as his oil(saw wood palmetto oil with olive oil) for a little over 2 weeks. I have seen amazing results. My energy is back and im losing weight and gainin muscle mass and my skib is becoming like it was when I was much younger. I am 48 and told I dont look my age anyhow but now I look even younger. I have been able to deal with stress fron work more tolerably. I just have this all over feeling of "well being" Its hard to describe unless you have attained it.. So..I am here to say he is the "real deal" why not "grow young" dont you owe it to yourself? Keep it comin Doc :)

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      Thomas Greenwell 6 years ago from Melbourne Florida

      Thank you for such a kind compliment.

      You are absolutely 100% correct; If we approach aging as a disease, we see that the desire for recovery directly affects the prognosis. In other articles we will see that hormones play a crucial role in the patient's state of mind.

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      Marilyn Alexander 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      Inspiring hub! I believe that attitude is also crucial to healthy aging. Not only is it important to develop and maintain good health, but having a positive attitude and a willingness or a desire to stay healthy is important too. I see too many seniors accepting limitations that may be avoidable or certainly mitigated. I very much look forward to more of your hubs.

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      Thomas Greenwell 6 years ago from Melbourne Florida

      Lifestyle does play a very important role as we shall explore in an upcomming article; but there are other factors as well, such as genetics, environment and in some cases,bad luck.

      Though we may not see the realization of Benjamin Button, I warmly invite you to follow this blog so that we can explore this topic together.

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      amymarie_5 6 years ago from Chicago IL

      I really believe that aging has more to do with lifestyle than anything else. Antioxidants, like you mentioned, have been proven to slow down the aging process.


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