Anti-Aging

Edward Carrington, MD -  - Primary Care

Edward Carrington, MD

Primary Care located in Mesa, AZ

If you’d like to boost your life expectancy and implement anti-aging strategies into your daily routine, Dr. Carrington can help at his practice in Mesa, Arizona. They use advanced cardiometabolic testing and lifestyle changes to prevent chronic diseases, catch disease symptoms early, and drastically improve your quality of life. Call to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Anti-Aging Q & A

What is anti-aging?

Anti-aging involves lifestyle habits or medical interventions that help prevent disease and increase longevity. Anti-aging strategies allow you to look and feel as young as possible and prevent chronic disease risk factors associated with:

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes or prediabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

Dr. Carrington and his staff use medicine and lifestyle interventions to reduce your risk of or manage these and other health conditions associated with aging.

How do lifestyle habits affect aging?

Certain lifestyle habits, such as getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, not smoking, and reducing stress, affect aging in numerous ways.

For example, poor dietary habits can lead to being overweight, obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, and increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Hormone imbalances might cause fatigue, weight gain, or osteoporosis.

What are some anti-aging strategies?

Your provider goes over your medical history, completes a thorough examination, and may conduct lab, imaging, or other tests that detect early signs of chronic disease. The treatment that best matches your needs is based on the results of the tests and whether or not you have a health condition. Testing might include:

Advanced cardiometabolic testing

Your provider may recommend advanced cardiometabolic testing, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram, stress test, CT scan, or cardiac MRI, to detect the presence of heart abnormalities. If you have a heart condition, you might require medications or surgery in severe cases.

Chronic disease screening

To determine if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, or osteoporosis, your provider completes blood pressure screenings, bone scans, and blood tests. If you have a chronic health condition, your doctor or nurse practitioner recommends an appropriate treatment.

Additional blood tests

In addition to screening for high cholesterol, arthritis, and diabetes, your provider tests your blood for other abnormalities, like vitamin or mineral deficiencies and hormone imbalances. If any of your values are out of range, Dr. Carrington treats your condition.

Nutrition and lifestyle counseling

Healthy lifestyle habits are important anti-aging strategies. Your provider goes over ways to:

  • Increase physical activity
  • Quit smoking
  • Limit alcohol
  • Lose weight if you’re overweight
  • Eat healthier
  • Create nutritious meal plans
  • Increase sleep quality
  • Reduce stress
  • Take supplements, if necessary

If lifestyle changes alone don’t improve disease risk factors, your provider prescribes medications when necessary. If you’re ready to look and feel young and lower chronic disease risks, call Dr. Carrington’s office today or schedule an appointment online.