Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
The Statistics Don’t Lie
There’s nothing more important than the health of your heart. It’s the engine that keeps you strong, every moment of everyday. Unfortunately, more people will die from heart disease this year than anything else.
Over half of the people who have a heart attack or stroke have been previously classified as a low to intermediate risk on traditional scales. Measures like family history, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, on their own, are not enough to be accurate. Many people who suffer a heart attack have "normal" cholesterol levels. They eat healthy, exercise and have no significant family history of heart disease.
How can we protect ourselves from this life threatening disease? The Cenegenics Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (HDSP) is the right place to start.
Only Accuracy Can Lower Your Risk
What is HDSP?
When it comes to diagnosing an ailment for treatment or prevention, accuracy is the most important indicator. HDSP is a specialized extension of our Elite Health Evaluation (which comes with Carotid Intima Media Thickness Test or CIMT). It’s accuracy and diagnostic procedures are unparallelled in advanced medicine.
Cenegenics has collaborated with Berkeley Heart Labs and Cleveland Heart Labs to effectively test for:
- Genetic markers – Awareness is the most powerful kind of medicine. There may be certain factors that significantly increase your risk of heart attack and stroke that you don’t know exist.
- Advanced cholesterol panels – Simple “good" and "bad" cholesterol tests don’t always tell the full story.
- Inflammatory markers - These chronic underlying conditions can silently wreak havoc on your veins and organs. Ultimately, they raise your risk for undergoing a cardiac episode.
"Telomere length measurements can provide valuable feedback on one's disease risks and, potentially, the effects of lifestyle changes."
– Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, 2009 Nobel Laureate for telomere science
Think of a candle with a wax covered wick. Telomeres are the wax that protect the wick. In this case, the wicks are your chromosomes and telomeres protect them from damage. Our cells constantly divide and each time they do, your telomeres become shorter. They can only become so short before they burn out. By measuring their length, we can assess your biological age compared to your chronological one.
There’s a lot you can do to prevent the shortening of your telomeres, but maybe it’s what you don’t do that’s more important. Smoking, stress, processed foods, excess body fat, and a lack of exercise can all speed up the shortening process.
Aging Happens At The Cellular Level
The Life Length® Telomere Test
Life Length is the premier provider of telomere testing for professionals worldwide. Cenegenics® is proud to have partnered with Life Length to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and measurement capabilities.
TAT - Telomere Analysis Technology
is the only test that can look inside an individual cell to measure the length of telomeres. This is powerful 21st century medicine.
Measuring these length discrepancies is the best indicator of cellular aging.
Through this incredibly accurate testing we’re able to refine and modify your Elite Health program to further encompass your personal goals. Our age management solutions are tailor-made and suited to enhance the wellbeing of your life.