What are Telomeres?
Telomeres can be found at the end of each of your chromosomes of DNA and protect them from fusing with other strands of DNA and fraying. As we age, and our cells multiply our telomeres’ slowly begin to reduce in length. Once the telomere becomes too short to allow for replication, the cell stops dividing and will eventually die. This cellular process happens all the time as cells replicate and die off. When looked over many cells, we can see the overall length of your telomeres which can then provide us with more information on your overall health.
What Does Telomere Testing Tell Us?
In some cases, telomeres will be shorter than average which has been shown to be a sign of various illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and possibly Alzheimer’s disease. By testing the telomeres of your white blood cells and then comparing them to the average length of other people’s telomeres. If we find that your telomeres are shorter than the mean for your age, it is a sign that there could be something wrong with your cellular health and further evaluation may be needed by Dr. Abellera.
How Can I Slow Down Telomere Loss
Telomere loss is a normal bodily function, but studies have shown that there are a few treatments that can support the slowing of telomere loss. Antioxidants like glutathione have been shown to slow down telomere loss. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that can be hard to find in large quantities in food but can be infused intravenously into the bloodstream at our Milpitas infusion clinic. Other factors like removing all oxidative foods like sugar and processed foods can also have an impact on slowing down telomere shortening. Other Treatments like vitamin C infusions or ozone therapy can also help your cells strengthen and resist other factors that may cause telomeres to shorten prematurely.
Test Your Telomere Length at Infuze MD Today!
If you have any more questions about telomere testing or our other infusion therapies like glutathione injections, ozone therapy, or vitamin C infusions in Milpitas, CA, contact our infusion therapy clinic today! Infusion therapy can help with a wide variety of conditions, and we hope to see you soon!