Longevity Medicine Doctors Portland and Lake Oswego Oregon

Extending Healthspans. Maximizing Lifespans.

Age Management Medicine or Longevity Medicine focuses on slowing, preventing, or reversing the processes associated with aging. The field incorporates a comprehensive approach combining lifestyle interventions and conventional treatment options.

Anti-aging therapies include:

  1. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): This involves supplementing or optimizing hormone levels, such as estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone to more youthful levels.
  2. Nutritional Interventions: A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals is emphasized to support overall health and combat oxidative stress and inflammation which accelerate aging.
  3. Longevity Supplements: Specific supplements that promote the body’s antioxidant defense system, reduce inflammation, and improve mitochondrial biogenesis and function are recommended.
  4. Exercise: Frequent vigorous physical activity and strength training are crucial components of anti-aging medicine to maintain muscle mass, bone density, brain function, robust immunity, and cardiovascular health while reducing the risk of age-related diseases.
  5. Stress Management: Chronic stress is associated with accelerated aging, and anti-aging medicine often includes stress reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga, and mindfulness training.
  6. Genetic Interventions: Genetic testing enables longevity medicine physicians to tailor treatment recommendations to individuals. Many gene variants (also called “genetic polymorphisms”) increase or decrease disease risk; genetic testing allows for precision-based recommendations. 
  7. Regenerative Medicine: Stem cells and other regenerative techniques can repair damaged tissues, with the goal of rejuvenating organs and systems in the body.
  8. Cellular Rejuvination: Cellular rejuvenation refers to the process of restoring or renewing cellular function and structure to improve overall health and delaying the aging process. The concept is grounded in the idea of promoting the health and vitality of individual cells, the basic building blocks of tissues and organs in the human body.
  9. Telomere Attrition (Shortening): Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences located at the ends of chromosomes. They protect the genetic material from degrading during cell division like the protective caps (aglets) on the end of shoelaces. Each time a cell divides, telomeres get shorter. Eventually, after many cell divisions, critically short telomeres cause the cell to stop dividing, a state called “cell senescence” which can signal apoptosis (programmed cell death). This process is considered one of the contributors to aging. The idea of telomere lengthening is associated with the concept that extending or preserving telomere length could potentially delay cellular aging and promote longevity.
  10. Peptide Therapy: Peptide therapy involves the use of peptides, which are short chains of amino acids, to influence and regulate various physiological functions in the body. Peptides play crucial roles in cellular communication and can have a wide range of effects, including influencing hormone levels, promoting tissue repair, and modulating immune function.

Although many aspects of anti-aging or longevity medicine are supported by scientific evidence, others are more speculative and may lack robust clinical validation. Additionally, the term "anti-aging" itself has been criticized for implying an unrealistic goal of halting or reversing the aging process entirely. The field continues to evolve and research is ongoing to better understand the mechanisms of aging and develop evidence-based interventions to extend health and life spans.


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