A longevity doctor, also known as an anti-aging physician or longevity specialist, is a medical professional specializing in longevity medicine. Their primary role is to help patients optimize their health and well-being as they age and help prevent or minimize the impact of age-related diseases. A longevity doctor will provide comprehensive assessments, personalized treatment plans, lifestyle guidance, preventative medical interventions and medications (such as hormone therapy or regenerative medicine techniques), monitoring, and follow-up.
What is Longevity Medicine?
Longevity medicine, also referred to as anti-aging medicine or regenerative medicine, is a specialized branch of medical practice focused on preventing and treating age-related diseases.
Longevity treatments can encompass a wide range of approaches, including; lifestyle modifications, medical interventions, pharmacological interventions, nutritional advice, and genetic interventions.
Opt Health’s physicians specialize in longevity treatments, and we continue to update our programs based on cutting-edge research & developments.
At Opt Health, we are focused on customized approaches to those lifestyle choices that can prevent and possibly reverse common age-related diseases.
Types of Longevity Medicine Treatments
At Opt Health, we offer a range of longevity treatments
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
A medical treatment that involves supplementing or replacing hormones in the body to address hormone imbalances or deficiencies. It commonly involves the administration of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone to alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal changes, such as those experienced during menopause or andropause (male hormonal decline).
This involves using peptides, which are short chains of amino acids, to target specific cellular functions in the body. Peptides can promote tissue repair, accelerate wound healing, reverse signs of aging, improve hair growth, modulate hormone levels, enhance immune function, or support cognitive health.
In longevity medicine involves the measurement and analysis of specific biological markers in the body that can provide insights into an individual's health status, disease risk, and aging processes. These biomarkers can include hormone levels, insulin sensitivity, inflammatory markers, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, or other measurable factors that help assess an individual's overall health and potential age-related risks.
Can significantly contribute to longevity by promoting overall health and reducing the risk of age-related diseases. Healthy lifestyle choices, such as a nutritious diet, regular physical activity, stress management, quality sleep, and avoidance of harmful habits, can help optimize physiological functioning, improve resilience against diseases, and enhance the chances of living a longer, healthier life. Our physicians take a holistic approach to longevity medicine, including personalized lifestyle modification plans.
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Customized Optimization Plans
There is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to medicine. Ongoing research and advancements in science are opening the doors to how we understand and treat ailments at the individual level. Opt clients go through lab examinations and physician consults to create a program based on their unique health conditions.
A better approach involves creating completely individualized health plans that align with each client’s goals. That’s what Opt Health provides.
During the comprehensive medical screening from our doctors, we investigate your biomarkers through blood tests. Through your optimization plan, a physician will analyze your hormones, insulin sensitivity, longevity testing (chronological vs biological aging), and epigenetic markers, among others. Alongside your 1:1 with your physician, these biomarkers guide treatment in the right direction to boost longevity and performance.
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Opt Health programs operate in three simple steps. Measure. Mentor. Monitor. We're your go-to partner to set you on a course to achieve your health goals.
Sign up to book your in-home nurse exam* or appointment with one of our local lab partners to complete your baseline blood draw. Opt Health is secure and HIPPA-compliant.
Attend your in-home nurse exam or appointment with one of our local lab partners. All results are private and sent directly to your Opt Health doctor.
Meet your physician to discuss the results of your blood work & your health goals. Align with your doctor’s recommended optimization protocol customized to you.
Prescribed medications arrive discreetly at your doorstep in 5-7 business days.
Link your wearable devices to your Opt Health Dashboard to monitor your performance score over time.
Attend your follow-up consultations with your doctor every 3 or 6 months, discuss your results, and make adjustments as needed.
Longevity medicine FAQs
No single definitive test can accurately predict an individual’s lifespan or determine their exact longevity. However, several biomarkers and genetic tests associated with aging and certain age-related diseases can analyze your hormones, insulin sensitivity, chronological vs. biological aging, and epigenetic markers. Your physician can use this range of biomarker tests to produce an individualized treatment plan aiding you in boosting longevity.
Longevity therapy refers to various medical interventions, treatments, or practices aimed at improving biological age. It encompasses a range of approaches that focus on optimizing health, preventing age-related diseases, and enhancing overall well-being. Specific interventions may include treatments such as; hormone replacement therapy, regenerative medical treatments like peptide therapy, pharmacological interventions, and diet and lifestyle modifications.
There is no ‘secret’ to longevity. But research advises several factors and lifestyle choices contribute to increased longevity and overall well-being. A key aspect of achieving longevity is preventive healthcare. Regular medical check-ups, screenings, monitoring biomarkers, and preventive healthcare measures can help detect and address potential health issues early on, increasing the chances of successful intervention and promoting longevity. Adopting a healthy lifestyle also plays a crucial role in promoting longevity. This includes maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress effectively, getting sufficient sleep, and avoiding harmful habits such as smoking or excessive alcohol consumption.