Tony Lopez, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursUCSD Internal Medicine
9350 Campus Point Dr Ste C
La Jolla, CA 92037
- Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Community Health Group
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Health Net
- Seaside Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest
- UCSD Thornton Hospital
Are there any hormone therapies to slow the aging process?
No. Estrogen therapy in women and testosterone therapy in men may have short term benefit, but also come at a risk. Estrogens may increase breast cancer and clotting issues. They can cause better vaginal lubrication and skin health. Testosterone in men can increase risk of cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer. There have been some self reported decreases in fatigue and improved self well-being, but these are not long lived.
How does aging affect my joints?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
As the body ages, the tissue in our joints becomes less flexible, so damage becomes more likely. We lose muscle tissue and muscle mass as we get older, too, which affects our balance and range of motion. Falls and other injuries can cause joint pain and inflammation.
Why does seborrheic keratoses happen?
Ellen Marmur, MD, Dermatology, answered
Its simple genetic programming and another irritating aspect of aging. Some people make different spots as they get older. Many people make seborrheic keratoses. They are painless but have dogged staying power - since they are stuck like glue to the skin, they can be extremely annoying.
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