Anti-Aging Medicine is a clinical specialty that extends the concept of preventative health care to embrace the very early detection, prevention, and reversal of aging-related diseases, coupled with the aggressive yet gentle disease treatment.
Anti-Aging Medicine is the fastest growing medical subspecialty in the world. In 1993 a dozen physicians created the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and today there are over 20,000 members in 90 countries. Whereas, traditional medicine focuses on treating the effects of the aging process and treats external symptoms which have internal causes, Anti-aging medicine focuses on treating or preventing the causes of aging and works to change the process of aging itself. Anti-Aging medicine is scientific, evidence based medicine that is well documented by peer-reviewed journals. One of the first steps in Anti-Aging medicine is correcting unhealthy lifestyles that leads to many of the degenerative conditions associated with aging. Diet, exercise and stress reduction are important topics discussed in consultation with the doctor that leads to individualized treatment plans for each patient.
Today a Baby Boomer, (someone born between 1946-1964) turns 50 years old every thirty seconds. This population group now has an average life span of 80 years old and with medical knowledge doubling every 3.5 years or less, the average life span is expected to be 120-150 years by 2050. The average Baby Boomer is not ready to stop living and feeling they have better things to do than getting old. They feel that age is irrelevant and it is their ability to pursue their goals what really matters. Rather than suffer many of the effects of getting older they are trying to slow down and prevent many age related conditions.
Dr. Eric Mallory is dedicated to helping his patients improve their health and correct, slow down and prevent many age related conditions and achieve their goals. The most common Anti-Aging health problems that are presented include fatigue, poor sleep, low sex drive, thyroid problems, weight problems, memory problems, male hormones (andropause), female hormones (PMS and menopause), low immune system, insulin resistance (Type II diabetes), digestive problems and chronic pain. To learn more about andropause in men and menopause in women and how bio-identical hormone replacement can help visit our section on Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement in Men or Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement in Women.
Individualized, advanced lab testing and evaluation is then performed and once these results are obtained, a specialized treatment plan is presented to the patient that addresses each patient’s unique health care problems. Dr. Mallory has developed a holistic approach to support healthy hormonal balance: