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Telomere Analysis

Creating a stronger, younger you

Your “ age” has more to do with the shape you’re in rather than with the number of years you’ve lived. If you exercise regularly, eat right, sleep well, and keep yourself in excellent health, then your chromosomal age may well be younger than your years. If, on the other hand, you don’t take good care of yourself or have a genetic predisposition for disease, the age of your cells could be prematurely aging you.

Measuring your telomeres tells us your biological — versus your chronological — age. And once we know the age of your cells, we can take steps to give you a longer, stronger, healthier life. Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect your chromosomes like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces.

Telomeres shorten as cells divide and as you age; studies have shown that people with shorter telomeres in their cells are more likely to develop illnesses like cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease, or even to die earlier. Telomeres are like bus tickets — every time a cell divides, you use up a ticket; when you’re out of tickets, you’re out of time.

Lengthening telomeres  —  lengthening life

Lengthening telomeres helps boost immune and hormone function, the regenerative processes, and helps you live longer and healthier. Living a healthy lifestyle that minimizes stress is one way to lengthen telomeres. Another is through gene therapy that uses telomerase — an enzyme that builds telomere length and even helps prevent the shortening of telomeres, thus acting as an anti-aging enzyme. At Agenixs, we use telomerase therapy to reduce telomere shortening and cell aging; help cells live longer and continue to function properly; and make old cells function as they did when they were younger. The result: a stronger, longer, more powerful and more vibrant life; you won’t just look and feel younger, you’ll actually be younger, on a cellular level.

Check your engine

By examining the chromosomal health of your cells, telomere analysis also gives us a good understanding of what we need to keep an eye out for — like a car’s dashboard signal, a “check engine light.”  By understanding your risk for various illnesses, we create a customized program that optimizes your health in all areas.

For Men

Testosterone Therapy

Men need testosterone to live well—not just for optimal mental and physical health, but to prevent chronic illnesses. With years of experience evaluating and treating low T, Dr. Savage customizes each treatment, using testosterone pellets or injections to optimize effective and safe improvements in health, energy, stamina, sex drive, and performance.

Testosterone Pellets

Testosterone pellets are the only method of testosterone therapy that delivers consistent, physiologic levels of testosterone, thus avoiding fluctuations in hormone levels—and in mood and energy—that can be caused by other methods of delivery. Lasting from four to six months, pellets are the most effective, safest, and convenient form of testosterone replacement.

How Pellets Work
Each Tic-Tac-sized pellet contains crystalline testosterone. During a brief and painless in-office procedure, pellets are implanted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The incision is so small it can be closed with a piece of tape. Once implanted, the pellets deliver a stable, steady dose of testosterone.

Proven Results
Studies show that pellets are the superior form of testosterone replacement therapy in increasing lean body mass—muscle strength and bone density—and decreasing fat mass; and in improving libido, sexual response, and performance. Proven benefits include increased strength, coordination and physical performance, and improvement in concentration and memory. The change starts within days. There is more data to support the use of pellets than any other method of testosterone therapy.

Injections

Injected into the thigh, glute, or deltoid muscles, testosterone is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. One advantage of injections is flexibility—dosages can be changed with each injection, if necessary, to achieve optimal concentrations. Administered weekly, biweekly, or bi-monthly, testosterone injections can boost energy, sex drive, and quality of erections; increase lean muscle mass; decrease body fat; boost memory and concentration; and relieve anxiety and depression.

Testosterone Therapy: Safe and Effective

What You Should Know
  • Low testosterone is a well-established medical condition that negatively affects male sexuality, reproduction, general health, and quality of life.
  • Symptoms and signs of low testosterone occur as a result of low levels of testosterone and may benefit from treatment, regardless of whether there is an identified underlying origin.
  • Testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone is effective and evidence-based.
  • There is no established testosterone level that reliably distinguishes those men who will respond to treatment from those who will not.
  • There is no scientific basis for withholding testosterone therapy to older adult males.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risks of heart attacks or heart disease.
  • Testosterone therapy has benefits for cardiometabolic disease, including diabetes
While there are risks associated with testosterone therapy, these are generally related to improper dosing; these risks include acne, blood clots, hair loss, and breast development. With decades of experience in administering appropriate testosterone therapy, we encounter these side effects in our patients infrequently.