BIOLOGICAL AGE VS. CHRONOLOGICAL AGE
Although you may be the same chronological age as someone, you are probably aging at a different rate than them. Biomarkers, measurable indicators of physiological status, are important to measure in any stage of life. Doctors use biomarkers to monitor disease prognosis, such as measuring HDL and LDL levels to monitor heart health. They allow for the determination of biological age, which may be different than chronological age, and are potential predictors of lifespan for an individual.
Measuring aging biomarkers allows us to move away from the traditional approach of disease intervention, waiting until a disease has progressed beyond repair and masking the symptoms, to an approach in which we utilize these biomarkers to determine the strengths and weaknesses of an individual before a disease is acquired. By using this approach, abnormal results can be caught and managed before they cause irreversible damage.
Types of Aging Clocks
By measuring your body’s biochemistry, a physician will then be able to determine the best targeted treatment for you. This will include both physiological tests and blood sample analysis to measure some of the strongest biomarkers.
- DNA methylation
- Telomere length
- Inflammatory markers
- Cognitive function
- Arterial stiffness
- Hand grip
- Skin elasticity
- Lung function
- Metabolic and lipid panel
- Hormone panel
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Although some biomarkers play a larger role in the aging process than others, there isn’t one specific biomarker that will calculate one’s age. Thus, it is important to utilize a number of different tests to measure numerous biomarkers as they influence longevity together. Here at NAD Treatment Center, we offer the complete biological aging clock assessment.
Following the assessment, we provide a detailed report card and suggest lifestyle modifications to help you reach your physiological health goals. Let us help you take your health to the next level. Call us today for more information!