Side Effects of Anti Aging Drugs and Supplements
In this world of stress, depression, and increased work demands, premature aging has become a big problem. Due to inactive lifestyle, eating at irregular intervals, dietary deficiency due to not consuming a balanced diet, and increased responsibilities at home and workplace, people are getting older earlier than their age and are losing charm and attraction of their face and body up to and including premature graying of hair, low libido, constant lethargy, etc. Due to this reason, people around the world have been extensively searching for some strong product to combat against aging and make them active and young as they were some years before and live longer. This search for anti-aging products has led to a big boom in genetic engineering and biotechnology market. After a lot of research and understanding of aging process in humans including psychological, physical, and social process, researchers and scientists have come up with anti-aging drugs or medications for longevity. It is believed that regular consumption of these anti-aging medications can add 20 to 30 years to the lifespan to an individual’s life. Some advanced anti-aging drugs are also made for treatment of age-related mental and physical deterioration. Some doctors have also developed anti-aging supplements like human growth hormones to reverse aging, which work the same like bodybuilding supplements and are aimed to mask the aging process. Also, there is a lot of boom nowadays about different types of anti-wrinkle creams and other cosmetic anti-aging products available in the market, but do you know that all these anti-aging drugs, products, and creams mentioned carry a risk of both short-term and long-term side effects, which can be detrimental to our overall health.
The short-term side effects of anti aging drugs and supplements include:
- Transient hypotension.
- High hematocrit levels.
- Gastrointestinal distress.
Long-term side effects of anti aging supplements and drugs include:
- Facial bone growth.
- Joint pain.
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Prostate cancer in men.
Side effects of human growth hormone include:
- Increased bone width.
- Enlargement of internal organs.
- Enlargement of jaws.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Facial and body acne.
- Premature baldness.
- Thrombolytic disorders.
- Kidney dysfunction.
- Liver tumor.
- Addiction of HGH.
- Increased cholesterol levels.
- Erectile dysfunction.
- Men can grow large breasts.
Side effects of anti aging skin creams include:
- Pore clogging on the skin.
- Allergic reactions.
Recurrence of wrinkles and expression lines after stopping use.
So least but not last I would say that we must avoid using these anti-aging drugs and supplements because they have a many side effects and at the same time these drugs are expensive. We should instead use natural anti aging remedies like green tea, antioxidant rich foods, etc. Also pistachio nuts, tomatoes, and beets, and carrots work as natural alternatives for these expensive anti aging drugs. Other natural alternatives include swimming, exercise, active lifestyle, eating at regular intervals, and consuming a balanced and nutritious diet.