Skip to comments.AMA report questions science behind using hormones as anti-aging treatment
Posted on 06/14/2009 6:24:07 PM PDT by greatdefender
The American Medical Association is taking on a segment of the $50 billion "anti-aging" industry that promotes the use of hormones as a treatment for consumers to slow or reverse the aging process. In a report presented Sunday in Chicago to a committee of the AMA's 543-member policymaking House of Delegates, the AMA Council on Science and Public Health calls into question claims made by for-profit Web sites, anti-aging clinics and other businesses promoting hormones as anti-aging treatments. "Despite the widespread promotion of hormones as anti-aging agents by for-profit Web sites, anti-aging clinics and compounding pharmacies, the scientific evidence to support these claims is lacking," the council said in its report. The nation's largest physicians group says it currently has no policy on anti-aging. But several specialty groups of physicians testified Sunday on the lack of scientific evidence to support anti-aging benefits. In addition, doctors worry about potential dangers of using hormones as anti-aging treatments.
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I’ll volunteer for anti-aging.
And yet they can’t seem to muster the energy to speak out against botox, or against the injections and implants that are behind the current epidemic of young women and middle-aged with grotesquely bulging lips. Medical doctors are raking in millions by convincing psychologically disturbed people that these bizarre treatments will make them look younger and/or sexier.
Me too since my doctor took me off hormones.
It’s not the doctor’s fault some of their patients aren’t too stable in the head.
You'll even get breasts as a bonus, and a higher voice. Maybe even a monthly period and cervical cancer.
Peloisi is an example of such people
You dont have to go to far to read a thread with poster remarks on older men/women that are really unkind.
Personally I dont care how old looking I become just as long as the good Lord and my body chooses to stay in the race.
And grateful for the length I have been here and every day I wake up with everything still functioning enough to stay independent.
More and more Docs are moving away from the practice of prescribing hormones to relieve menopause symptoms because of the risks of developing cancer.
Buddy of mine told me he had to go to the doc for a “testosterone shot in the butt”. I said that “testosterone” and “shot in the butt” being used in the same sentence sounded scary to me.
How a person ages depends on how they treated their bodies all their lives. While you’ll never be able to undo the damage already done, it’s never too late to start eating properly and getting into better shape to prevent further damage and extend the time you do have left.
Isn’t it amazing that all those people who once said they’d rather live hard fast and loose and die young but happy turn out to be the ones who will try any magic potion that comes along in hopes of turning back the clock they’ve sped up.
It always seems that when you are young, you have all the time in the world, but when you get old you realize that time goes by way too fast, a lifetime is very short.
LoL! It certainly does!
Yes! Our society worships youth & despises old age. I do not care if I look "old" when I am old! I wear it as a badge of honor. I had my chance to look young when I was young & now I will grow old with dignity. The Good LORD gave us wrinkles and white hair as we age - this is the way it is meant to be.
There are lessons to be learned while we are here on this earth & vainly, desperately, reaching for youth when we are aged and saged - just looks plain ridiculous! These people that think they look good with all of this artifice are only fooling themselves. They look like freaks!
The older one gets the more disease prone they are. I have had cancer twice so I imagine with or without the hormones I am predeposed to it. Of course, no one in my family including great grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, father or mother have ever had it. Not one person in my family both sides has ever had cancer.
I’d probably be in a wheelchair, or dead, without bio-identical compounded hormones.....some people (like me) really need them to be able to function. I could have bought into the Rheumatoid Arthritis Docs plans for me....$10,000 a year for meds, and then additional meds, to counteract the side effects of those $10K meds....I did further research....and found out...I do NOT have RA, or if I do, it’s solved with the hormones. Try and take them from me.....
Oh, and P.S....my hormones (DHEA, Pregnenelone, Bi-est, Testosterone, and Progesterone) do NOT prevent wrinkles (I wish). Plus, I’m under the care of a Physician/Naturapath who was the developer of the hormones 30 some years ago....Dr. Jonathan Wright. Don’t challenge me.
LOL Yeah, that’s pretty bad.
I ate well ALL my life....have been active since I was born, was an athlete/gymnast when it was NOT cool to be one (1960’s)....I never did drugs, never smoked, didn’t live fast and loose.....hereditary issues matter for some....you cannot generalize like you are.