Theories and Management of Aging: Modern and Ayurveda Perspectives.
Aging is a complex phenomenon, a sum total of changes that occur in a living organism with the passage of time and lead to decreasing ability to survive stress, increasing functional impairment and growing probability of death. There are many theories of aging and skin remains the largest organ of the study. Skin aging is described as a consequence of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The most common amongst visible signs of skin aging are wrinkles and there are various therapies including antiaging cosmeceuticals, sunscreens, chemical peeling, injectable agents, such as botox, fibrel, autologous fat grafting as also few surgical procedures have been used. Ayurveda, the Indian traditional medicine, describes aging with great details. This review provides modern and Ayurvedic perspectives on theories and management of aging.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Feb 20. Datta HS, Mitra SK, Paramesh R, Patwardhan B. Chief Academics, Manipal Education, Manipal Towers, Bangalore 560 008, India. email@example.com.
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