Our History – About Southwest Anti-Aging Clinic

Conventional medicine has always held the belief that aging is
inevitable and that the progressive deterioration that occurs in
our adult years cannot be altered. We have also been led to
believe that the diseases of aging, such as heart disease, stroke,
cancer and senility, are all part of the normal aging process.

Fortunately, there is an exciting revolution in science and medicine
that now treats aging as a disease, thereby preventing the downward
spiral of physical and mental decline that we have come to accept as
a natural part of growing older.

  • Aging has become a preventable disease the we can control
    through hormones.
  • These amazing anti aging benefits of hormones are now being
    studied throughout our nations best institutions.
  • The most effective solution of any disease process is prevention
    of that disease.
  • We are now entering an era where mainstream medicine will focus
    on prevention of the aging process.
  • Maintaining our hormone system in a youthful state can prevent the
    debility and illness that accompany the aging process. This will lead
    to increased longevity.
  • Most importantly is the fact that by avoiding the disease of aging, as
    well as the symptoms of again, our quality of life in our later years will
    be significantly enhanced.

Over the last 50 years, research in the fields of endocrinology and immunology has improved our knowledge as to how and why we age. The rate and incidence of disease formation as well as the rate of aging are controlled by our endocrine and immune systems. These two systems are responsible for adaptation and change of our body in relation to this environment.

The endocrine system regulates our body's:
  • Temperature
  • Reproduction
  • Growth
  • Aging

The immune system regulates:
  • Disease
  • Healing

Communication between the nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system makes it possible for us to adapt and survive in our environment. It is through hormones that these systems interact to accomplish this mission. Hormones are molecules that are released into the blood stream and exert biochemical effects on target cells at a distance from their site of origin. Hormones can effect every cell in the body. Hormones act as messengers from the central nervous system telling our internal organs how to function. A decrease in the production of hormones begins in middle age and continues to diminish in linear fashion until old age.

Hormones are amino acids linked together in long chains called polypeptides. These polypeptides are manufactured in endocrine glands which include the adrenal glands, the testes, ovaries, pancreas, thyroid, pituitary gland and pineal gland. When there is degeneration and aging of the organs, the levels of hormones diminish. In addition, as we age, the specific receptor sites in the cells tend to change and become not as receptive to the hormones as they once were in our younger years. Whatever the cause may be, any decrease in stimulation of the receptor site will result in a decrease in stimulation of the cell. This is what occurs with age. A deficiency of hormones will therefore result in an imbalance in this very precise self-regulating system. Fortunately, the medical community has now acquired the knowledge and procedures to synthesize these hormones. With the advent of genetic engineering, it is now possible to produce natural hormones that in every way match those produced by the body. The medical procedure to replenish these hormones with natural hormones is called hormone replacement therapy which is the science of simply restoring the balance of the endocrine system to that which we had at an earlier age.