The advanced blood or saliva test, with accurate results, in which the length of the telomeres can be measured and we can learn the biological age of the individual. An important achievement of Medicine in the treatment of Chronic Diseases.
The indicators of biological aging that are analyzed are the following:
Analysis of telomeres length
Determination of the oxidized proteins
Determination of the proteomic quantity
Determination of apolipoprotein levels
What are Telomeres?
Health Scientists describe telomeres as the protective end of the shoelaces, that prevents them from peeling off. Without the telomeres, our DNA would be destroyed and our cells would malfunctioning.
The telomeres are the last part of DNA and protect the human genome. The more our cells divide, the smaller the telomeres are becoming. Their short length is a sign of aging and is associated with various diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and type II diabetes, as well as with premature mortality.
Some cells, such as those found in the skin, hair, and immune system, are more affected by the "shortening" of telomeres because they are reproduced more and more often.
The reduction of the length of telomeres has the following negative effects:
1. The tissues are not renewed
2. The immune system weakens
3. “Short” telomeres accelerate the onset of disease such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, carcinogenesis, diseases of the nervous system and osteoporosis.
Finally, when telomeres are greatly reduced, our cells stop reproducing and die.
Telomerase and its function
It is the enzyme that maintains the length of telomeres and prevents the destruction and loss of genetic material.
Therefore, telomeres are considered to be the “biological age”, a discovery that was honored with the Nobel Prize in 2009. The determination of the length of telomeres and their activity are important indicators that determine the biological age of cells and consequently of humans.
During the aging process, oxidized proteins are also destroyed.
The protease is the main mechanism for cell restructuring (the authors that deciphered this mechanism were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2004).
When this mechanism malfunctions, the accumulation of oxidized and other damaged proteins is enhanced.
Long-term studies in people over a hundred years of age have shown that their proteasome remains functional.
With cellular aging, the proteasome malfunctions. However, when we activate it epigenetically, then there is a significant cellular reconstruction and restoration of the body to the desired levels of good health.
The process of the test is as follows:
- A sample which is collected and sent to specialized diagnostic laboratories abroad.
- The DNA and the length of your telomeres is measured.
- In 1 week are available the results that indicate the length of your telomeres and the current age of your cells..
- The treating physicians of our Unit will help you understand the results of your exam which reveal vital information about the rate of change of “short” Telomeres, the response to treatment and the choice of the most specialized effective treatment.
- The examination costs 690€