Anti-Aging Specialist

YoungerMeMD

Kenneth Varano, DO

Anti-Aging, Regenerative, & Integrative Medicine located in Conshohocken, PA

As a renowned anti-aging specialist, Kenneth Varano, DO, at YoungerMeMD takes a whole-body approach to the age-related problems affecting women and men. Dr. Varano offers comprehensive care that begins by slowing down aging at the cellular level, then integrates customized treatments, such as nutritional counseling, supplements, chronic disease prevention, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. To learn more about anti-aging therapies that can maintain your health and vitality over the years, schedule an appointment online or call the office in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Anti-Aging Q & A

What should I know about cellular aging?

You see the signs of aging in the form of wrinkles, hair loss, and muscle weakness, but aging begins at the cellular level. Every time DNA replicates to produce new tissues, structures on the ends of each strand of DNA shorten. As these structures -- called telomeres -- get shorter, the cell ages until eventually, it dies, or in some cases, turns cancerous. Additionally, as cells age, they release inflammatory substances that contribute to chronic diseases.

Dr. Varano can do a blood test to determine the state of your DNA. Based on the results of your blood work, he may recommend natural nutritional supplements that fight inflammation and improve telomere length or slow down cellular aging.

What role does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy have in anti-aging?

Over the years, hormone production slows down, a problem that affects men and women and leads to deficiencies in:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Growth hormone
  • Insulin
  • Cortisol

While hormone levels naturally decline, it doesn’t mean that low hormones are good for your health. The opposite is true: You need optimal levels of hormones to maintain your health and wellness. As hormone levels drop, you develop symptoms such as fatigue, low sex drive, loss of muscle mass, mood changes, and weight gain. Even worse, low hormone levels lead to chronic health problems, from osteoporosis to heart disease.

Men and women can reverse their symptoms and prevent chronic disease by restoring normal hormone levels using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Varano is an expert in bioidentical hormones, which effectively balance your hormones with little risk of side effects.

What role does disease prevention have in anti-aging therapy?

Dealing with cellular aging and maintaining normal hormone levels go a long way toward slowing down aging, but disease prevention is also a critical part of your health care if you want to thrive as you get older.

Dr. Varano focuses on your complete physical and mental health. At your initial consultation, he completes an intensive review of your medical history, learns about your lifestyle and environmental stressors, and does blood work to test for more than 50 biomarkers that show your overall health.

Based on your information, Dr. Varano works with you to create a plan that prevents chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. If you already have a chronic condition, you’ll get a plan to ensure the problem doesn’t progressively worsen. Your preventive health care incorporates many possible therapies, including BodyLogicMD® supplements and the Regenr8-ive Lifestyle Program™.  

How does the Regenr8-ive Lifestyle Program fit into my anti-aging care?

Dr. Varano offers the Regenr8 program, which starts with epigenetic testing that identifies the precise nutrition you need at the cellular level. The Regenr8 fasting plan delivers the benefits of fasting while providing the nutrition your body needs. Five-day fasting helps fight aging by cleaning your body of damaged cells and stimulating the growth of regenerative stem cells.

If you’d like an individualized anti-aging plan, call YoungerMeMD or schedule an appointment online.