Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes. They affect how our cells age so are an important biomarker to help identify your true biological age and play an crucial role in cellular health. Ideally telomere length should be longer, rather than shorter. Telomere testing is a valuable emerging diagnostic tool within the area of functional, preventive and personalized medicine with a wide number of clinical applications.
Having regular telomere tests enables you to track your health and longevity in a way that was previously unavailable to mankind. Preventative healthcare is the future, but is already an important to those of us who want to look and feel our best and wish to do so for as long as possible.
Ageing is different for everyone depending on genetic factors combined with environment and lifestyle. Our test determines the level of cellular ageing. It can help doctors treat patients according to their biological age, not just their chronological one. Telomere analysis can detect the risks of age-related diseases many years before what is seen in traditional tests. The critical shortening of telomeres is the factor that generates cellular deterioration and therefore the loss of cell renewal capacity, thus ageing organs and tissues. For example, a person who is aged 40 but reveals to have a biological age of 50 should begin colonoscopy tests 10 years sooner than would normally be advised.
Telomere testing is arranged at the time of booking your consultation. Please note the sample must be taken Mondays-Wednesdays only.) A sample of blood is drawn by a nurse and then sent for analysis. Results are normally available in 2-3 weeks and you can view them online or download. The test may be repeated at yearly or even 6 monthly intervals if desired to monitor the effects of any lifestyle or dietary changes.
Telomere analysis is available exclusively in London.
Measuring your telomeres allows a better understanding of your ageing process, creating a truly personalized assessment of your needs.
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The results of my telomere test revealed my biological age to be many years younger than my chronological one, indicating that I’m doing everything right and on track for a long and healthy life.
However due to my test results I did make lifestyle adjustments to reduce my biological age even further, and will repeat the test next year to check my progress. My test pinpointed the changes I needed to make to increase my long term health and longevity, which I immediately implemented. Everyone’s results are different, but everyone can find an area to improve.
In-person in London or Geneva, or via video using WhatsApp. Alternatively by telephone or email with photos. Cindy offers personal consultations to suit your schedule and location. Detailed treatment plan and follow-up included. Also longer consultations and extended support by special arrangement.