2017 Volume 44 Issue 4 Pages 600-605
In anti-aging medical check-ups, aging is evaluated by functional ages (muscle age, vasucular age, neural age, hormone age, and bone age) and risk factors of aging (immune stress, oxidative stress, physical and mental stress, glycative stress, and lifestles) separately. Based on each measurement result, a medical treatment plan is implemented targeting the improvement of lifestyle habits including education about proper diet, nutrition, and physical exercise. In order to attain balance, we start with rectifying risk factors in descending order of seriousness by focusing on the most deteriorated parts of the body in terms of functionality. It enables the patient to prolong their years of healthy lifespan and to increase their average lifespan. We will show a practice example of the anti-aging medical check-up in occupational health care as well as elderly care. Among the college personnel, there are many who suffer from aging of their musculoskeletal system. Among those with metabolic syndrome, there are many who are weak in terms of the blood vessel systems.
It is shown that executives of big enterprises have a 15% younger bone age and IGF-I hormone compared to other males in the same generation. It is recommended that in the analysis of five months’ intervention study on elderly patients, we should treat functional age adding 0.42 years which is equivalent to five months. In the anti-aging check-up, it is possible to attain information which cannot be recognized during an ordinary check-up.