On June 5th, Dr. Alexandra Solano Chief Medical Officer of Milwaukee Center for Longevity Medicine appeared on WITI Fox 6 News talking more about our Anti-aging Medical program and our unique Telomere test. This test is the most accurate test to measure your biological age and how fast you are aging compared to your general age group population. With this vital information we can make specific recommendations using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, medical grade supplementation and personalized nutrition and exercise programs to protect the shortening of your telomeres.
Anti-Aging Medical Program:
On our Anti-Aging Medical Program we can help our clients keep their Telomeres Long and avoid Telomere Shortening which accelerates aging. Our mission is to help your body to activate Telomerase in your cells to avoid telomere shortening, to repair telomeres that have already grown shorter, and perhaps to lengthen telomeres. This will allow your cells to repair themselves for a longer time, thus it will probably extend your lifespan and avoid degenerative diseases caused by too short telomeres.
Our Anti-aging Program start with an initial medical consult and telomere testing.
What does Telomere Testing measure?
Telomeres are sections of genetic material at the end of each chromosome whose primary function is to prevent chromosomal “fraying” when a cell replicates. As a cell ages, its telomeres become shorter. Eventually, the telomeres become too short to allow cell replication, the cell stops dividing and will ultimately die - a normal biological process. Our Telomere Test can determine the length of a patient’s telomeres in relation to the patient’s age.
How are the results reported?
The Patient Telomere Score is calculated based on the patient’s telomere length on white blood cells (T-lymphocytes). This is the average compared to telomere length on lymphocytes from a sample of the American population in the same age range. The higher the telomere score, the “younger” the cells. A Telomere Score that is above the average line is desirable.
What do the results mean to the patient and the doctor?
Age adjusted telomere length is the best method to date to assess biological age using structural analysis of chromosomal change in the telomere. Serial evaluation of telomere length is an indicator of how rapidly one ages relative to a normal population. Therapies directed at slowing the loss of telomere length may slow aging and age-related diseases.
When should retesting be considered?
Testing should be done once per year to evaluate the rate of aging and make adjustments in nutrition, nutritional supplements, weight management, exercise and other lifestyle modifications known to influence telomere length as recommended by Dr. Solano.