There is now more information available which could help you lead a healthier life-
There is increasing scientific evidence that healthy lifespan can be increased in animals. These studies have been published in the same journals as Nobel Prize winning discoveries and show without doubt that healthy lifespan can be increased in animals. In 2016 and 2018 papers in the scientific journal Nature which showed an increase in lifespan in non-human primates with a very simple intervention. Subsequently the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has recognised aging itself as a legitimate target for a drug trial in man which is now ongoing.
People in other countries are aware of this information and are using it
It is relatively common in the US to have an awareness of these advances-a friend was on a University campus in the USA and over heard 2 professors in the gym discussing taking the medication Metformin themselves to slow down aging-this is the medication currently being tested in the FDA approved trial. Many people in the US are using this relatively new science to try to extend their own healthy lifespans.
So there is potentially information available to you that you are not aware of.
Very wealthy people in this country are seeking out longevity doctors in other countries
One of my patient’s family have all had longevity advice from a physician in Paris. So it seemed the time was right to start a longevity clinic in Manchester.
Different lifestyles in Manchester have a large effect on healthy life expectancy so that by altering your lifestyle you could possibly make a large difference to your own healthy life expectancy
The central issue for most people is not lifespan-it is mainly about healthspan ie how long we can live a healthy life. In Rochdale healthspan is 58 years and in Timperley 74 years-so your lifestyle can make a 16 year difference to healthspan in Manchester. There are probably changes you could make to your lifestyle that you may not be aware of that could make a difference to your healthspan.
You may underestimate the threat of various illnesses in later life and so not be protecting against them properly
Developing dementia towards the end of life is an increasingly likely occurrence, and a particularly horrible way to spend the autumn of one’s life. Loved ones, cherished memories, and the ability to even know ourselves are all taken from us by dementia. I have seen many patients and families deal with this, dementia being one of the most emotionally difficult diseases to cope with. If a person lives into their 90’s the risk of developing dementia is 1 in 5 for a man and 1 in 3 for a woman, but the process in the brain starts in a persons as young as 50-60 years old and can be drastically reduced by the proper lifestyle choices.You may wish to have a 30 minute discussion once in your life to obtain more information about avoiding dementia.
You will not be able to get this information from you GP.
GPs are excellent but there are not enough of them. GP appointments are short on time and not plentiful. GPs can barely cope with those on their list with a problem-they simply do not have time to talk to all the well patients on their list about how to avoid aging unnecessarily quickly or badly.
You will not be able to get this information from health checks and health screening.
Health checks and health screening as they are focused on detecting problems that you already have. They are not focused on the effect of aging on your body over the next 30-40 years.