Longevity: Knowledge is Power
Lifespan is how long you live. Health span is how long you are healthy in your life. Most people, when asked, do not want a long life if their quality of life is compromised. Morbidly is age related impairment of health.
5 Dreadful Diseases
Cardiovascular Disease (heart disease, and stroke)
Prevention and Early Detection
Understanding the inter-relationship between these is basically understanding the drivers of the aging process. Prevention and early detection are always important. However, what if we better understand why the drivers of aging or Hallmarks of aging, occur, and then manipulate or modulate their effects over time? Dr. Lox is fond of saying, keep the car in showroom condition…. Well, let’s take this approach to your own body and health. As a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert, aging well is complimentary to maintaining joint health, however we must not neglect the other aspects of the body as well. The scientific similarities at the molecular and cellular level are similar. Dr. Lox has frequently lectured at National and International Regenerative Medicine conferences and has presented his findings at multiple Gerontology and Longevity conferences.
2 examples of long-life spans, yet vastly different health span:
Kirk Douglas Age 42
Kirk Douglas Age 103
Kirk Douglas suffered a stroke at the age of 80. Which alters his health span. An advanced age, yet he lived 23 years longer thus an altered health span.
Jack LaLanne age 40
Jack Lalanne Age 96
Now…. What if it is possible to have a say in your Health span and/or Lifespan? The obvious answer is a longer Health span with a longer Lifespan. There are rules of the road, rules of law, and medicine, as it pertains to both Health span and Lifespan. Knowing the rules makes all the difference. Understanding a little bit of science certainly helps. Some patients immerse themselves in the knowledge of Longevity because it is quite fascinating. Others, choice a cursory glance at science, and desire a plan only.
Dr. Lox and Longevity
Dr. Lox is very fond of saying “no two patients are alike”. Therefore, a customized plan for everyone is mandatory. That is true of all Medicine, and patients deserve the right to ask questions. Dr. Lox welcomes questions. Knowledge is power to make better decisions about your future life and health care choices.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.