06 Sep Treating Age-Related Diseases with Regenerative Procedures
As we age, we become more susceptible to illnesses and diseases. There are numerous reasons for this. One, the immune system generally becomes weaker as we age. The immune system in older people has fought off more diseases and is slowly approaching the end of its powers. The body also struggles with cleaning out harmful substances and grows too weak to produce helpful ones. In addition, toxic build-ups of fat deposits in the vessels and arteries become noticeable enough to cause considerable damage.
The aging process comes with a lot of debilitating conditions. That is why we become more dependent, tire out easily, and more susceptible to minor infections as we age. Fortunately, regenerative procedures can drastically slow down the aging process. These procedures, such as fat-derived stem cell therapy, use the body’s natural healing agents to fight diseases. Here are five common age-related conditions.
High blood pressure affects almost two-thirds of US adults above the age of 60 years. It is a condition that causes the heart to pump blood more forcefully into the arteries. This condition often shows no symptoms at all. In most people, hypertension is diagnosed at the point of death or when it has caused irreparable damage to the arteries. High blood pressure increases a person’s risk of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.
Another common age-related disease is a heart attack. Myocardial infarction occurs when there is a blockage in the coronary arteries, arteries that carry blood to the heart. Heart attacks can be fatal, especially when the patient does not receive urgent medical attention. The most common risk factor of this condition is age. Men above 45 and women above 55 have increased chances of having an attack compared to younger people.
A common risk factor of stroke is age. In the United States and other parts of the world, older people have a higher chance of having a stroke. A stroke occurs when there is a blockage or bleeding in the vessels that carry blood to the brain. When oxygenated blood does not get into the affected part, brain cells die off, resulting in a stroke. A stroke increases your chances of having another one, meaning older people have increased chances of having the debilitating condition more than once.
Type 2 diabetes is common among older people. It is a condition that occurs when the body is no longer able to process glucose properly. Diabetes causes increased blood sugar, and it can lead to other debilitating diseases, such as heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. After age 50, a person’s chances of developing this condition increases.
Arthritis is a condition that causes swelling and tenderness in the joints. There are different types of arthritis, all of which worsen with age. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that causes the immune system to attack the joints. Osteoarthritis happens when the protective cartilages in joints wear off and leave the bones unprotected. These conditions and other types of arthritis, such as gout, are extremely painful.
Older people can benefit from the R3’s regenerative procedures, including stem cell knee therapy Arizona, PRP treatment in Phoenix, Arizona, and other state-of-the-art medical procedures to prevent and treat any of these life-threatening diseases.