How to Counteract Aging in Each of Your Body’s Systems (Part 3)

Your body’s systems are an incredibly intricate, interwoven set of very different parts, all working together in very close harmony. When all of these systems are in proper working order, you feel great and have energy, but when these systems begin to break down, you don’t feel quite so good. Unfortunately, aging has an effect on each one of the systems of the human body, making it feel like they all simultaneously conspire to gradually break down. However, you don’t have to sit back helplessly and watch it happen. There are ways to counteract aging, and our anti-aging clinic is here to help. We are located in Baton Rouge and Hammond for anyone who wants to look better and feel better, no matter what your age.

We’ve already covered the effect of aging on six of the body’s systems in previous blog posts, and today, we’ll be looking at three more of the systems in your body. Please read part 1 and part 2 if you haven’t already. Also, stay tuned for next week, when we’ll share the last post in this series.

7. The Endocrine System

Of all the systems of the body, the endocrine system is the one that many people find to be the most confusing. However, it’s also one of the most important, as it is composed of your hormones and the glands that manufacture those hormones. Hormones, like estrogen, testosterone, or thyroid hormone, are chemical messengers that circulate in the bloodstream, sending vital signals to the cells in your body that trigger them to carry out various jobs that keep all the other systems coordinated and healthy. As you age, you lose the ability to produce all the hormones that you used to, and this leads to changes all over your body. Hormones aren’t just tied to your reproductive system; they’re responsible for important jobs in your body, like building muscle, keeping your blood sugar in the proper range, or keeping your body at the correct temperature.

Tips to Counteract Aging For Your Endocrine System

  • Get a hormone panel to discover if you have any hormone deficiencies that can be corrected.
  • Talk to a provider like Rejuvime Medical for the best and safest steps forward.
  • Consider supplementing your missing hormones with bioidentical hormone therapy.
  • Eat a healthy diet and get adequate, regular exercise to help your body keep its own equilibrium.

8. The Respiratory System

The respiratory system is composed of the lungs, the muscles that support breathing, and the airways that permit air to flow in and out. This system performs the vital service of supplying oxygen to your cells. Unlike the other fuel that your cells need, they need oxygen in a near-constant supply, and you definitely wouldn’t want to stop breathing for very long. Aging can cause the lungs to experience changes that resemble emphysema, resulting in your tissues getting less oxygen. You might experience shortness of breath and difficulty doing as much aerobic exercise as you used to do. You might also be more susceptible to bronchitis and pneumonia, and it may take you longer to recover if you do get sick with one of these illnesses.

Tips to Counteract Aging For Your Respiratory System

  • Don’t smoke.
  • Talk to a provider like Rejuvime Medical for the best and safest steps forward.
  • Maintain regular physical activity at the level that you are able to, and try to push yourself just slightly beyond your limits so that you maintain or strengthen your function rather than gradually losing it.
  • Reduce your consumption of foods that promote mucus formation, particularly dairy, sugar, and soy.
  • Practice breathing exercises: slowly breathe in as deeply as you can, hold, and exhale slowly. Repeat 10 of these breaths twice a day.

9. The Reproductive System

While you can’t (and probably don’t want to) counteract the main ways that your reproductive system ages, you are not helpless at the onset of symptoms of menopause and andropause (the male version of menopause). These physical changes are extremely far-reaching beyond just your reproductive organs, and they can come with many symptoms that make you not feel as great as you once did. Here at Rejuvime Medical, we’re here to help you get a spring in your step again and feel as wonderful as possible. We do this through a wide variety of techniques, but one of the most effective is using hormone therapy for our patients. It’s our aim to help you to feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel, even when your body is doing things that you can’t override or undo.

Tips to Counteract Aging For Your Reproductive System

  • Try bioidentical hormone treatment to restore hormones back up to healthy levels. However, only do this in conjunction with qualified medical professionals who can tell you if you are a candidate and communicate to you the possible risks and side effects.
  • If you’re a woman, be on the lookout for signs of osteoporosis, cardiovascular illness, and nervous system issues, which often show up at the onset of menopause.
  • Maintain regular physical activity at the level that you are able to, and try to push yourself just slightly beyond your limits so that you maintain or strengthen your function rather than gradually losing it.
  • Women who are concerned about sagging breasts may want to talk to Dr. Weiler about their options for enhancing the breast.
  • If you’re a man, be sure that you get checked for prostate issues, and talk to your doctor if you experience any erectile dysfunction.

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If you are experiencing the symptoms of aging, why not see what you can do to counteract aging in all the ways that it’s possible to do so? Rejuvime Medical has been providing anti-aging treatments to clients in the Hammond and Baton Rouge area for years, and we are committed to your success, well-being, and confident self-image. Look as good as you feel, and feel as good as you look — schedule your first appointment today!

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