New Aviv Clinic opens in Florida with a focus on improving the aging process
As progress in medical science has made it possible for people to live much longer, new thinking about aging has emerged that focuses not just on how long people live, but how many years they stay vibrant, healthy and active.
This is known as healthspan, which refers to the years a person lives in generally good health, free of the chronic illness and cognitive decline that can emerge as people age.
People who focus on improving their healthspan enjoy many advantages. They stay active and productive on a daily basis. They keep involved with hobbies and travel more. Overall, they feel happier and healthier as they age.
Dr. Richard Lee, co-editor in chief of the Harvard Health Letter, said that it is never too late to make changes that increase your healthspan and that “your chronological age is not really that important”. He added: “How you approach growing older can mean the difference between years or decades of good health.”
Factors That Influence Healthspan and the Aging Process
A variety of factors affect healthspan, including genetics and disease. Lifestyle choices can also influence healthspan, as can the type of medical treatments that aging adults receive. Providing a medical treatment program directed at extending healthspan is the focus of Aviv Clinics, which just opened its first United States clinic at The Villages, Florida.
Aviv Medical Program focuses on improving the quality of life for aging adults, including enhanced brain and body performance. Treatment offered through the program directly impacts healthspan and improves the lives of healthy aging adults in areas such as cognitive capability (memory, attention, information processing speed etc.), energy and sexual performance (for men).
A key component of the program is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) that raises the levels of oxygen in the body, potentially aiding in better cognitive and physical health.
The Aviv Clinics team includes physicians, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, physiologists, aging process experts and data specialists. They are led by Dr. Shai Efrati, Co-founder of Aviv and Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research in Israel.
“Healthspan over Lifespan. It’s the new currency for the aging population. We aspire more than ever to enhance and extend our healthspan – the period of life where one feels healthy, active and vital in both body and mind,” David Globig, CEO of Aviv Clinics, said in a news release about the new clinic in The Villages.
Globig noted that the Sagol Center is “the largest hyperbaric center in the world” and that Aviv has committed to continuing the research and investment into the science of the aging process.
The Aviv Medical Program Features Advanced Oxygen Therapy
Aviv Clinics opened in the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood to better serve The Villages, one of the largest and most active adult retirement communities in America.
HBOT may be unfamiliar to many, but it’s an area of health science backed by intensive research. The Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2019 went to researchers who discovered how living cells both sense and react to oxygen levels. One of the main principles behind the unique protocol of Aviv Medical Program is that the body senses oxygen level fluctuations, and that oxygen levels can trigger rejuvenation processes in the brain and body.
The 30,000-foot clinic includes a hyperbaric wing where the oxygen treatment suites are located, a neurocognitive wing for cognitive evaluation and training, and a physiological wing for physiological assessment and therapy.
The Aviv Medical Program focuses on boosting the body’s access to oxygen and enhancing brain and body function. For patients, it provides a way to increase healthspan, giving them more vibrant years to be at their best, no matter their age.