WHAT IS AGING?


The word aging means many different things to different people. For some, aging is associated with wrinkles and sagging skin, for others they may think of memory problems, or simply not having the same energy and excitement for life.

Aging is a complex process that affects every one of our cells. Over time, aging has a negative impact on the ability of the body to function, often leading to chronic and debilitating diseases. However, the aging process is not as fixed as we used to believe.

With our advances in understanding the processes of aging, scientists and health care providers are helping to extend life for humanity. At LifeClinic we believe having a long life is only half the battle. It is imperative that a long life should be accompanied with good health, vigor and a youthful bodily system.

WHY WE AGE?


Many of us may simply blame time for the aging process. But the precise mechanisms of aging has been an area of intense scientific research for some time. In fact, there is still not an overall consensus on this with three main theories emerging:

 

Physiological factors

  • DNA Damage
  • Telomere Shortening
  • Mitochondrial Dysfunction
  • Metabolic Changes
  • Stem Cell Exhaustion
  • Epigenetic Alteration
  • Hormone Decrease
  • Genetics
  • Enzyme activity
  • Endocrine status
  • Altered food intake regulations

Behavioural factors

  • Alcohol Use
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Stress

Environmental Factors

• Pollution
• UV
• Toxins

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