Telomere Testing

At Omniya Clinic in London

Telomeres play an important role in medicine. They are the biomarker in your body which help to identify your true biological age, whilst also playing an essential role in your cellular health. Telomere testing provides you with a better understanding of your ageing process.

Some areas that Telomere testing can provide insight on your overall ageing process, the impact of your lifestyle and wellness practices on your health and the likelihood of age-related diseases early emergence.

Telomere length has been linked to cardiovascular diseases, oxidative stress, different types of cancer and metabolic diseases

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About Telomere Testing

Genetic testing is on the increase with more and more people becoming interested in taking a look at the critical information that can offer them a look at what their genetics has in store for them. Telomere testing is just such a test. This simple blood tests allow your practitioner to look at your genetics and see where you may want to make changes to your lifestyle. It can help you to treat or in some cases prevent serious illness.

At Omniya Clinic we believe in the principles that surround functional medicine; that addressing potential conditions and looking at a person’s health as a complete package is very important to improving long term health. Genetic testing plays an important part in this and Telomere testing is the most recent development in the field.

What Are Telomeres?

Telomeres are found at the end of each chromosome within the body. They cap both ends of all 46 chromosomes within each cell in the body. This capping is necessary in order to protect the genetic material that is found in each cell and prevents us from losing this material. The primary function of the telomere is to prevent chromosomal “fraying”. Chromosomal “fraying” occurs when a cell is replicated. Over time, as the cells age, telomeres become shorter. Eventually the telomeres become too short and can no longer replicate. On average cells within the body will divide approximately 50-70 times before the inevitable death of the cells. This is an entirely normal process that occurs in everyone as their body ages over time.

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