As senescent cells accumulate with age, they churn out inflammatory proteins, causing tissue dysfunction and forcing neighboring cells into senescence. Many scholars who study aging now consider senescent cells as drivers of various age-related diseases and processes.
In this article:
- Why Is Senescence Important to Cellular Functioning?
- Senescent Cells – Cells That Refuse Their Fate
- Senescence Can Drive Aging-Related Processes
- Natural Ways to Slow Down Senescence
- Fight Aging With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Senescent Cell and Aging – What Is the Cure?
Why Senescence Is Important to Cellular Functioning?
When damaged cells are hurt beyond repair, a protective state called senescence will be triggered, preventing cells from dividing. The cell will also enter an automatic preprogrammed self-destruction – to prevent damaged or cancerous cells from proliferating, spreading to neighboring tissues in the body.
Senescence is crucial to cellular functioning. For instance, cancerous-mutated cells might enter senescence before dividing uncontrollably and form a tumor. Damaged cells caused by wounds can go senescent as well.
The physiological significance of senescence has been attributed to the prevention of:
- Tissue Repair
- And most importantly, aging
Senescent Cells – Cells That Refuse Their Fate
Unfortunately, in some cases, damaged cells refuse their fate and turn themselves into zombie-like senescent cells. As people get older, senescent cells accumulate in greater amounts, causing harm to the neighboring cells and the entire body.
Senescence Can Drive Aging-Related Processes
The accumulation of senescent cells over time links to various aging-related processes:
- Chronic Inflammation
- Stem Cell Exhaustion
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction in neighboring cells
- Tissue Damage
- Misfolded Proteins (associated with neurodegenerative disease)
- Menopause (in women)
Definition: Menopause is the stage when hormones (in women) plunge drastically. Hormonal imbalance also occurs before, during, or after this phase, significantly affect the quality of life.
Natural Ways to Slow Down Senescence
While, according to many scientists, it’s not yet feasible to interrupt the process of senescence (some even argue that we will never be able to stop senescence), there are easy ways we can slow it down naturally:
- Reducing Stress: to prevent over-exposure to the stress hormones and keep cortisol level under control.
- Adopting a Healthy Eating Habit: to provide the body with essential nutrients for automatic repair from damage.
- Exercising more often: to build strong tissues that are resistant to damage.
- Avoiding Exposure to Toxic Substances: avoid over-exposure to UV lights, pollution, and toxins.
Fight Aging With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Besides selectively targeting and destroying senescent cells using senolytics, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has also emerged as a promising therapeutic solution to age-related conditions.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a plant-based therapy that mirrors hormone production, inserting various hormones with similar molecular structures to the hormones naturally secreted in the body.
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Types of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy:
- Hormone Creams
- Hormone Injections
- Hormone Pills
- Hormone Pellets
Competitive Edges of Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy
Hormone pellets are a great way to avoid the hormonal shock that other methods can cause. The pellets release hormones slowly and steadily, unlike a sudden surge of hormones after a pill or shot. Your body is free to determine the hormone absorption rate. If naturally, it takes three to six months for the pellets to dissolve.
Insertion of a hormone pellet is also much less invasive compared to other methods. Insertion is quick, painless, and doesn’t require stitches with potent pellets that are a bit bigger than a grain of rice.
Bioidentical hormone pellets can be customized to work with each patient’s unique body chemistry through a natural dosage during each treatment session. BHRT pellet therapy has not been associated with an increased risk of any adverse conditions or diseases.
Learn more about Yunique Medical’s Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy here.
The link between senescent cells and aging brings out an opportunity for science to move beyond addressing the aging symptoms and helps make a fundamental shift in the field of geriatric functional medicine. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, along with senolytics, comes as a beacon of hope amidst the ongoing war on aging!
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