Family histories and guesswork are inadequate ways of assessing a patient’s current and projected state of health. The Wellness Institute of the Americas performs telomere length testing to give a clear and predictive portrait of where a patient stands with regard to aging and wellness. Telomere length can give insight to a person’s “biological age,” which may differ greatly from his or her chronological age. The outcome of telomere length testing can function as a sort of “check engine light” for the body, letting doctors and patients know if it’s time to restructure lifestyle choices. Telomere length testing is one of the most exciting recent breakthroughs in preventative medicine. In fact, in 2009, scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize for discoveries related to telomeres.
At The Wellness Institute, an analysis of telomere length helps specialists supply patients at risk of accelerated aging and chronic disease with aggressive and preventative wellness plans. Telomere length testing centers around analysis of patients’ telomeres, which are sections of DNA at the end of chromosomes that prevent the loss of base pairs from chromosome ends. Telomere length can extend to 15,000 base pairs. As body cells divide, telomere length diminishes, usually by 25 to 200 base pairs per division. Shortened telomere length eventually leads to the inability of the chromosome to replicate at all. When the telomere length shrinks to a critical level and chromosomes can no longer replicate, the cell dies by a process called apoptosis. For this reason, longer telomere length indicates more youthful, healthy cells and by extension a more youthful, healthy body. Shorter telomere length, on the other hand, is strongly associated with chronic diseases such as hypertension, cancer, dementia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. “Erosion,” or decrease in telomere length, is partially genetically determined, but telomere length is also affected by age, disease, nutrition, physical fitness, and substance use. The Wellness Institute of the Americas measures patients’ telomere length through specialized blood testing. The results of the telomere length testing will determine the next course of action, which may range from slight improvements to a patient’s already healthy habits, to a complete lifestyle overhaul aimed at preventing disease, accelerated aging, and further loss of telomere length.
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