Anti- Aging, Functional & Preventative Medicine
At Med Stop, we specialize in anti-aging, functional and preventative medicine and aim to help patients with all types of conditions and symptoms achieve optimal health and wellness through natural and integrative therapies.
What is preventative medicine?
Preventative medicine is preventative healthcare that is given with the intention to prevent or reduce a patient’s risk of certain illnesses or ailments. Preventative medicine often includes patient evaluation through regular exams and checkups to ensure the body is functioning properly and identify any nutritional or hormonal problems, or detect silent conditions like high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol in order to begin treatment early. Preventative medicine establishes proactive patient treatment plans including dietary modifications, stress management, exercise programs, and any appropriate medical intervention necessary to preserve optimum human function and quality of life. Vitamins and supplements are also frequently used as preventative measures to ward off unwanted diseases.
What is anti-aging medicine?
Anti-aging medicine is the ultimate form of preventative medicine. It is evidence-based and science-based medicine which focuses on early detection and prevention of age-related illnesses as well as reversal or management of age-related conditions.
Currently, only 5% of our health care dollars are spent on prevention, which contributes to the rising cost of healthcare. Disease prevention is important as we age because 90% of all illness are or can be age-related, including:
- Heart disease
- Autoimmune disease
- High blood pressure
- Alzheimer’s disease
What is functional medicine?
In order to achieve successful prevention of age-related diseases, anti-aging medicine utilizes functional medicine, which is also a science based approach that searches for the underlying causes of illness. Functional medicine evaluates the body as a whole, with special attention to the relationship of one body system to another and the nutrient imbalances and toxic overload that may adversely affect these relationships.
People often have imbalances in the body, that may be due to hormonal, nutritional or toxin exposures that create an environment of disease. This in turns allows illnesses to develop. Functional medicine is a comprehensive model that focuses on the complex interaction between genes and environment and offers individualized therapies designed to restore health, balance and improve function. A search for underlying causes is the focus rather than treatment of symptoms.
Why hormone optimization?
Because hormonal imbalances often cause or exacerbate age-related illnesses and symptoms, hormone optimization is often used in preventative, anti-aging and functional medicine, as a way to prevent and stabilize age-related conditions and bring relief to patients experiencing the symptoms of aging.
Call us today!
If you are looking for new anti-aging therapies or treatment, or you want to learn more about how to prevent or reduce your risk of certain age-related diseases, call us today at (732) 366-1000. We’ll help you get in the best shape possible and have you feeling happier, healthier and more youthful in no time!