What is the Anti-ageing Centre: improve your health and find out how to face advancing age in a state of health
Ageing is a physiological process that begins at the age of 35; ageing cannot be prevented, but it is possible to influence the ageing process and age in a healthy way.
The anti-ageing centre functions within a field of modern medicine that deals with so-called “medicine for health”. It is therefore a field of medicine that is specifically concerned with the ageing process.
The goals of the centre are to work towards maintaining health, slow down the ageing process, improve lifestyle and quality of life, and prevent and/or treat age-related illnesses.
Purpose of the Centre
The centre has a dual purpose: on the one hand, to provide the individual with the benefits of multidisciplinary skills which, through prevention and follow-up programs, ensure that they do not become a “patient”, and on the other hand to provide a personalised, structured care path for those already suffering from diseases, who are therefore patients.
Who can get help from the Centre
People of all age groups who wish to maintain optimal health, prevent the onset of diseases and slow down or influence the ageing process: health is maintained by means of regular medical check-ups from the age of 35.
- Those doing physical activity, whether at an amateur or competitive level, who want to optimise their lifestyle and improve their performance.
- People with weight problems or obesity and/or other special conditions such as
- Metabolic syndrome
- Arterial hypertension
- Hyperuricaemia, gout
- Type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Gestational diabetes, and diabetic/non-diabetic diet therapy during pregnancy
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Medically Assisted Procreation, Menopause
- Reactive and organic hypoglycaemia
- Intolerances, allergies and coeliac disease
- Viral and/or metabolic liver disease
- Metabolic myopathy (mitochondrial disease, glycogen storage disease) and progressive degenerative diseases (Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Amyotrophy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, cerebral Vascular disease)
- Medical nephropathy (nephrotic syndrome). Chronic renal failure
- Tumours and haematological diseases
- Patients at risk of malnutrition, undernourished or in artificial nutrition
for whom medical-nutritional therapy and a healthy lifestyle form an integral part of the secondary prevention of complications and the tertiary prevention of the morbidity and mortality associated with these.
The anti-ageing centre is made up of a team of professionals, internists, nutritionists, and geriatricians who work synergistically to develop personalised prevention – care – follow up pathways, which may also involve specific professional skills, in the San Rossore Private Healthcare Facility.
The diagnostic, therapeutic path is highly personalised and focusses on the specific needs and clinical problems of each individual person.
How the Centre operates
The process is divided into an awareness-diagnostic phase with a multidisciplinary approach, directed at the implementation of strategies to maintain health, and a preventive-therapeutic phase with an ultra-personalised program.
It is universally accepted that, through personalised pathways and treatments, a patient monitored by a dedicated centre will have a better standard of care.
The work of the centre is divided into:
- completion and analysis of the medical history questionnaire, which also helps in choosing the most suitable set of laboratory tests for the individual patient
- personalised laboratory tests to determine the stage of cellular ageing and detect any deficiencies of substances essential to metabolic balance. Our patients routinely undergo a complete hormonal profile, which provides an indication of inflammation and oxidative stress levels, vitamin dosages, including all the classical biochemistry. The interpretation of the tests is not only based on the norm values, but rather on the optimal values stated in the scientific literature. This means that we can construct a pre-pathological trend map, which is essential in setting up a long-term preventive program.
- consultation with doctor of internal or geriatric medicine
- nutrition consultation with dietary assessment, assessment of nutritional status and body composition, assessment of energy expenditure and compiling of a personalised diet to optimise metabolic balance, with the possible use of nutraceutical products and/or nutritional supplements
- possible instrumental investigation of suspected or pre-existing clinical problems (eg abdominal ultrasound, echocardiogram, neck vessel echodoppler, lower limb echodoppler, etc …)
- if necessary, a plastic surgery consultation to “treat” ageing of the skin
- if necessary, a physical therapy consultation to help the individual on a course of regular personalised physical/rehabilitation activity.
The data collected is analysed and combined with the results of the laboratory tests. This information is used to compile a personalised report. This highlights the answers obtained and the areas needing intervention, which is multidisciplinary and integrated. A follow-up program is then set up to monitor the results achieved over time.