Over 7,000,000,000 people in the world, but only 1 you. You are genetically unique, unlike anyone else in the world, so why do most health care workers and the industry as a whole ignore this? Every person's genetic makeup is different, often in critical ways that affect your health. This is why personalized medicine is so important.
What is Personalized/Indivualized Medicine?
Personalized medicine is a rapidly advancing extension of traditional healthcare that uses gene-based information- in addition to family history, blood tests, metabolomics, and epigenetics such as lifestyle and environmental factors- to customize health management. By combining gene-based and traditional clinical information, physics can customize medical care for the individual.
A personalized approach to healthcare is one of the most important cornerstones of prevention, wellness and anti-aging medicine. Every patient is different biochemically, physiologically, and psychologically. A successful treatment plan must take into account the unique biochemistry of each individual patient.
How do you establish a personalized treatment plan?
Patients need to have their genome mapped by 23andme. This service will provide you with the raw data that we can use to determine your unique genetic make-up.
Anti-aging medicine focuses on designing custom treatment programs based on specialized tests, individual risk assessments, and unique health histories. Customized therapies allow anti-aging medicine doctors to help their patients achieve and maintain optimal levels of performance: sexual, physical, and mental.
In anti-aging medicine, prevention of future disease is just as important as treating an existing one. The best way to treat any medical condition is to prevent one in the first place. Active screening, early diagnosis, latest laboratory testing, modern medical imaging technologies, and prompt intervention are fundamental in helping patients avoid serious life-threatening diseases.
If you can prevent future diseases, you don’t have to be treated. An anti-aging physician will help you identify important risk factors and design a customized treatment to avoid getting sick. By optimizing health, improving nutrition, and making positive adjustments to your lifestyle, you can minimize the risks of major diseases.
Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Diabetes
Cancer Stroke Cerebrovascular Disorders
Anti-aging medicine emphasizes an integrative and holistic approach to treating the body and the mind. Anti-aging physicians focus on health optimization and often combine a variety of methods to optimize their patients’ health
Lifestyle Modification Fitness and Exercise Coaching Weight Loss Support
Nutritional Planning Detoxification Vitamin Supplementation
Hormone Therapy BHRT for Men BHRT for Women
Wellness Optimization Sleep Disorder Treatment Stress Management
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Personalized medicine offers a solution for you, not one that fits 99.9% of the population.
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At one level, your genetic makeup could mean that a diet that worked perfectly for your neighbor or friend could fail miserably for you, even if you follow it religiously. Or that your progress in a fitness routine is slower, or much faster, than others.
At a deeper level, personalized medicine allows physicians to make accurate predictions about a person’s susceptibility of developing a disease, the course of the disease, and its response to treatment. Armed with this knowledge, physicians can recommend diet, supplement, medication, and lifestyle changes that can reduce the chances of developing the affliction, or its severity. Happily, there are more genes associated with resilience and vitality than for disease, all offering the potential for increased health, wellness, and longevity.
Whether for health or disease, your genes are not your destiny. The way your genes get expressed is strongly affected by “genetic modifiers” including lifestyle and environmental and psychosocial factors. By understanding your unique genetic structure, you can optimize the effects of the positive genes, and minimize the effects of the negative ones.
At the Johnson Center, we practice personalized medicine to deliver customized and effective programs for medical weight loss, maximum productivity and energy, age-management, and optimal health and wellness.