Inflammaging is a term used to describe the long-term, low-grade inflammation that occurs with aging. It’s a process that can have a major impact on both physical and mental health. In the past, it was assumed that aging was a natural decline of the body, but we now understand that inflammation plays a major role in this decline.
Inflammation has a negative effect on many of the body’s systems and organs, including the cardiovascular system, nerve cells, joints and muscles. It also increases an individual’s risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease. It has been linked to cognitive decline and frailty in the elderly.
Do I Have That?
The truth is, if you have a pulse, you have low-grade systemic inflammation, however, everyone is different. There are numerous diagnostic blood tests to see if you have inflammation and the grade at which you are suffering from. Reach out to your trusted Longevity clinic to schedule an at-home lab test, and schedule the interpretation with one of our specialists.
What Causes It? (Hint: It Can Start From the Early 20’s)
Inflammaging is caused by many different factors, including poor diet and lifestyle choices, environmental factors, genetics, age-related immune changes, and hormonal imbalance. Poor diet and lifestyle choices can increase pro-inflammatory factors, and can contribute to chronic inflammation in aging individuals. Environmental toxins and pollutants are also linked to inflammation in older adults. In addition, aging itself is associated with an increased risk of inflammation, especially in the form of age-related changes to the immune system. Finally, hormonal imbalances, such as those caused by menopause or andropause, can also play a role in triggering an inflammatory response.
The BioCure for Inflammaging
Fortunately, there are a number of strategies that can help reduce inflammaging. Eating a healthy diet is key, as processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats can increase inflammation. Exercise is also important for reducing inflammation, as it helps to build muscle, reduce weight, and strengthen the immune system, but be careful not to overdo it, because that can have a negative effect. Nootropics such as NAD+ and Methylene Blue are also essential in the fight to reduce inflammaging in the body and brain. Finally, managing stress, getting enough sleep, and avoiding environmental pollutants can also help to reduce inflammaging.
The BioCure Recap
In conclusion, inflammaging is a state of low-grade inflammation that occurs with aging, starting from your early 20’s. It is associated with a number of chronic diseases and can lead to frailty and cognitive decline in the elderly. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to reduce inflammaging, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising, and managing stress. As well as getting in contact with BioCure to discuss the different diagnostic tests and treatment options we offer.