Why are the traditional signs and symptoms of aging treated the same despite your age? Perhaps contrary to popular belief, the medical management of older adults is a unique field requiring specialized knowledge of age-related changes in the body. One medication or supplement which is indicated and beneficial for a 55yo woman, may be contraindicated and associated with risk for a 75yo woman. In this way, at Monterey Bay Wellness, we tailor the needs of individuals based upon a myriad of factors, one of which is age.
Often people in their older years are told that many physical and mental complaints are purely age-related and are therefore untreatable, "you are just getting older." You are told it is "normal" to have no energy, it is common to have pain at your age, and we are told to get used to and accept the decline in quality of life. At Monterey Bay Wellness we hold our patients to the highest ambition of health irregardless of age. Yes, there are age-related changes, and reasonable modifications to activities are expected, but aging does not have to engender the assumption of a reduced or impeded life experience.
If you are expecting the later years of your life to echo the earlier, we have the same goals for you!
We will work to support you in the most applicable ways so as to allow you to engage in life, which amplifies and perpetuates other healthy decisions. Sometimes a little physiological support from your doctor is required to allow you to make these decisions. That is, for example, if your energy and mood are bolstered, you are more likely to cook a healthy meal, or head outside for a walk instead of "catching up" on sleep in front of the television. Or perhaps brain fog and low mood have kept you from socializing with friends or engaging in some activities. Balancing brain neurotransmitters and hormones allow many to reengage in the more social aspects of their lives while prompting them to choose the natural processes which further support longevity. Health is an exponential process. One healthful decision/action yields others, which again yields more. Allow us to support your process.
Everyone ages, you don't have to feel "old".....