Anti-Aging Specialist

High Point Medical Clinic

Linda J. Morgan-Evans, MD

Family Medicine located in St. Robert, MO

As you advance in age, you don’t have to just tolerate the onset of chronic diseases, weight gain, and joint dysfunction. Family medicine specialist Linda J. Morgan-Evans, MD, of High Point Medical Clinic in St. Robert, Missouri, can help you with anti-aging medicine strategies so you live a longer, high-quality life. Call her office or book an appointment using the online tool to find out about the benefits of a variety of anti-aging therapies.

Anti-Aging Medicine

What is anti-aging medicine?

An evolving branch of medical science, anti-aging medicine seeks to treat the underlying causes and effects of aging. The goal of anti-aging strategies is to help people live longer, healthier lives and maintain youthful characteristics all the while.

Anti-aging medicine addresses factors in your life that contribute to ailments associated with advanced years, such as hormonal imbalances, nutrition, and other lifestyle habits.

What are anti-aging strategies?

At High Point Medical Clinic, Dr. Morgan-Evans uses a variety of strategies to rewind your internal body clock and avoid chronic disease, poor energy levels, and physical symptoms, such as stiffness and aching joints. The specific strategies she uses include:

  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Regenerative medicine involving platelet-rich plasma and stem cells
  • Dietary interventions and physician-supervised weight loss
  • Complexion-enhancing treatments such as laser therapy and natural dermal fillers
  • Hormone optimization therapy

Dr. Morgan-Evans evaluates your health history and current health to determine which therapies will help you live a longer, healthier life. Anti-aging strategies emphasize prevention to ward off disease. She recognizes that it’s much easier to prevent poor health than to cure it.

How does hormone replacement fit into anti-aging medicine practices?

As you get older, levels of certain hormones decline and cause a myriad of unpleasant symptoms. In women, decreases in estrogen and progesterone that occur around menopause can cause issues such as:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
  • Trouble concentrating and memory loss

Men may experience similar symptoms as they get older due to a decline in testosterone, the primary male sex hormone. Specifically, men may have the following symptoms:

  • Decreased libido and erectile dysfunction
  • Increased fat gain
  • A decrease in lean muscle mass
  • Fatigue and insomnia

Hormone replacement therapy restores men’s and women’s natural hormone levels to revive energy and help people feel like themselves again. Hormone therapy may be administered orally, topically, through injection, or with time-released pellets placed just under the skin.

For more about how you can age gracefully and avoid some of the unpleasant health consequences of advancing years, call High Point Medical Clinic or book an appointment online.