The stunning technological advances since the industrial revolution of 150 years ago have been matched by equally extraordinary medical advances in the same period. Diseases that commonly afflicted our forebears have now been suppressed or eradicated altogether. Our generation is fortunate enough to enjoy the cumulative fruits of thousands of years of medical knowledge dating from the Egyptians and ancient Chinese through to the present time. As the world has shrunk through modern mass transportation, through a broader base of affluence and through the advent of the computer and the world wide web, medical knowledge and research has been shared with an ever-burgeoning audience of scientific communities and institutions, of governments and of the better educated and more demanding masses. how you personally choose to take advantage of this good fortune is part lifestyle choice and part motivation to keep oneself well-informed of the latest developments. This chapter provides a basic introduction to the best or most appropriate treatments currently available.
• Don’t die of ignorance. You bought this book which is a great first step to keep yourself abreast of anti-aging issues and treatments. now stay the course and, with your author’s help, continue to take an active interest in medical developments and breakthroughs.
• Medical health is a vast encyclopaedic subject. So, to make the task a little easier and less daunting, identify the known weaknesses in your family and personal medical history and focus on developments in these areas. Hopefully, if you follow the basic underlying advice in this book, you will never need that information personally, but a loved one might benefit from you being informed and on the ball. The other great advantage of being informed is you have a better idea of what questions to ask if illness or disease strikes.