Why You Should Receive Telomere Testing
Posted October 23, 2017 in Anti-Aging Medicine
As we get older, many of us start reflecting on our habits and lifestyle and wonder what we can do to be healthier. Telomere testing in Los Angeles can help us to identify parts of our lifestyle and habits that we could improve to encourage graceful aging. With the results of telomere testing, Dr. Andre Berger takes a comprehensive approach to your health and effectively create a plan that will help improve your overall health based on information provided by your very own DNA.
What are Telomeres?
Telomere testing uses a DNA sample to examine a patient’s chromosomes as well as the length of the certain sections of DNA, also known as telomeres. These sections exist at the end of each chromosome. Telomeres are a protective section of the chromosomes that prevent degradation. Genetic research has shown us that the more aged a chromosome is, the shorter the telomere section will be on a chromosome. As chromosomes gradually age and degrade, they will eventually expire which is thought to be a contributing factor to many health issues that are associated with aging.
What happens after telomere testing?
With the results, a patient can identify their “true age” or genetic age through telomere testing. With these results, you can see where you are at and then set a goal that you would like to achieve through lifestyle changes. While you cannot slow aging in all aspects, certain lifestyle factors have been associated with the shortening and lengthening of telomeres. Adjusting your lifestyle could have a positive effect on your telomeres and overall well-being.
How Can Rejuvalife Help?
At Rejuvalife Vitality Institute, we offer Anti-aging medicine and treatment plans to help our clients live better, healthier lives. Dr. Berger is a pioneer in the field of anti-aging medicine and has worked hard to build a team of professionals that can offer services to contribute to your anti-aging plan. For example, telomere testing may indicate that a poor diet and stress have contributed to your body’s aging condition. Dr. Berger will take your results and can design a comprehensive age management plan just for you. For overall aging concerns, he may suggest his renown Age Management Concierge Program or possibly something more issue-targeted such as one of his lifestyle programs to address a specific physical or cognitive concern.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are curious about your genetic age and would like to learn more about Telomere testing, contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andre Berger.