Are We as Old as We Feel? Biological versus Chronological Aging

“How old are you, may I ask?” – “Well, have a guess!” – We all have once already found ourselves in such a difficult, often slightly uncomfortable situation. Indeed people seem to age at a different speed, so that the chronological age – defined as the lifetime starting on the date of birth – is often hard to assess visually. The biological age, which in contrast takes physical wear into account as well, can differ largely from the chronological age in some cases due to environmental impact and even the genes.

Current proof is provided by an American experiment, in which the biological age of about thousand 38-year-old people was determined. Scientists were flabbergasted when they saw the varying results of the determined biological age of the participants – because the detected results range from under 30 to over 60 years.

But which factors are involved in the determination of the so-called biological age and how can we perhaps stop biological aging with the help of medicine? Parameters like the function of different organs, dental health, the condition of the small blood vessels behind the eye, as well as cognitive and motor skills are decisive. Thus to remain “biologically” young it is most important to keep your body and soul fit, which could be achieved most likely through a healthy lifestyle.

Because this is not that easy to do for many people, scientists are researching new measures such as gene therapy, which is to date not permissible in humans for ethical reasons. It promises longer life through targeted interventions in the genetic material. However, health risks associated with this therapy are not yet foreseeable. For that reason it is better to use easier and – even more important – practicable methods to decelerate biological aging.

Frequent fasting for about 24 to 48 hours ensures that damaged cell material is degraded by the body. This is an easier and more cost-efficient method to slow down degradative intracellular processes and therefore biological aging, which has already been used in medicine for thousands of years.

A therapy with bioidentical hormones (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, BHRT) provides a hormonal balance, which is important for several body functions. Additional effect: Patients apparently radiate new freshness and zest for life as well. The therapy is performed after a comprehensive analysis of the state of health and the current hormone status and lasts for 3 or 6 cycles (1 cycle = 28 days). Repeat treatments can be performed as required.

Skin quality is an essential indicator for biological age. It could be improved through the intake of the right nutrients: Perfect Skin by DDr. Heinrich® Beauty Drink or Powder can provide remedy for wrinkles and thin skin. If certain skin areas, such as in the face, cleavage, or hands, should be regenerated, considerable rejuvenation success can be achieved with treatments with the body’s own stem cells.

If we are feeling fit and vital and our skin is looking fine we also feel younger, and that is what is most important.

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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