Longevity Medicine

Longevity Medicine

During the Middle Ages in Europe, the average life span was approximately 40 years.  In 1897, the most common causes of death were influenza, diarrhea, and pneumonia.  By 1997, the most frequent causes of death were heart disease, cancer, and stroke.  Since the 1950’s, medical science has been able to reduce deaths due to heart disease 45% and strokes by 60%.  Blood screening for DNA damage and other advanced technologies have made early detection of cancer and other ailments a reality, increasing life expectancy still further.  Because of modern sanitation and medical advancements, the life span of Americans continues to increase.  Today, the average life span is about 85 years.

Longevity medicine is dedicated to a new approach to aging and to preventive medicine.  The purpose of longevity medicine is not to live longer as an "older" person, but rather to delay the onset of the aging process and give people a greater number of healthy, quality years.  Longevity medicine believes that aging is a treatable condition that can be prevented, slowed, and even reversed through existing medical and scientific interventions.

The longevity movement, while embracing sophisticated high-tech innovations, aligns itself mostly with economical and pragmatic lifestyle modifications.  The effectiveness of proper diet, exercise, and social support cannot be overstated.  Although we live in a youth-oriented culture that places a premium on beauty, fitness, hedonistic indulgence, and sexuality, the longevity movement is about extending the quality of life with a healthy recognition of our ultimate potential.

Dr. Partovi believes that the growth of longevity medicine, which has been fuelled by the rise of natural and integrated medicine, has been due largely to the hope that the ravages and diseases of aging can finally be prevented through our ever increasing understanding of nature, offering the hope of negligible senescence where once no hope existed.  We empower our patients to take charge of their own health; we join them and work with them on their journey toward optimum health and maximum longevity.

Please contact us directly to schedule an assesment and to learn more about the latest in individualized longevity medicine protocols.