AAG Health "Biomarkers of Aging" Tests
AAG Health offers a series of unique tests that measure important biomarkers of physiological function such as body composition, bone mineral density, mental acuity, lung capacity, arterial stiffness and skin suppleness.
When you visit AAG Health and take the non-invasive Biomarkers of Aging tests, the AAG Health doctor will be able to asses your “physiological” age by reviewing data from certain body systems. AAG Health is the only practice in South Florida offering this state-of-the-art testing.
While you may be 50 years old, your actual “physiological” age may be 65!
Included in the Biomarkers of Aging Tests:
Body Composition Test
Measures body fat and lean body mass using bioelectrical impedance and determines ratio of intracellular-to-extracellular water. Hormone therapy, combined with exercise and good nutrition, has been shown to improve body composition. Lose fat and increase lean mass!
"Testosterone replacement therapy enhances muscle strength and lean body mass, decreases leptin, and may enhance cognitive function, bone mineral density, and have positive effects on the cardiovascular system."
Dr. Anton Dotson
Bone Mineral Density Scan
Measures your bone density and propensity to develop weak bones (osteoporosis) using the gold standard in the medical and fitness industries for bone density analysis, the GE LUNAR DEXA Scanner. Hormone therapy, combined with exercise and good nutrition, has been shown to improve bone mineral density. Develop stronger bones!
Mental Acuity Test
Measures mental function and detects early-stage cognitive impairment through a series of computerized tests focused on brain function. Hormone therapy, combined with exercise and good nutrition, has been shown to improve mental acuity. Improve memory and focus!
Lung Capacity Test
Measures lung function by analyzing maximum forced expiratory volume along with small airway flow, as a screen for early pulmonary (lung) disease. Hormone therapy, combined with exercise and good nutrition, has been shown to improve lung function. Increase stamina and endurance!
Arterial Stiffness Test
Evaluates cardiovascular risk by measuring blood pressure at the heart to determine artery suppleness. Hormone therapy, combined with exercise and good nutrition, has been shown to improve heart health. Decrease cardiovascular disease!
Skin Elasticity Test
Assesses the elasticity and firmness of the skin and determines the propensity to develop wrinkles. HRT, combined with exercise and good nutrition, has been shown to improve skin elasticity and texture. Look younger!
Measures telomere length. Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a cap to your genetic material. Every time a cell replicates its telomere will become shorter. Shorter telomeres imply a shorter life span for a cell.
Immune function Testing
An advanced blood test used to measure the health of your immune system. This test measures the health of the immune system using proprietary algorithms of standard immune subset. This unique test utilizes cutting edge molecular markers for senescent and native T-cells.
The results from the above tests will enable you to establish important baselines and then be sure that the combination of better nutrition, exercise and hormone therapy, are all working to improve your health, and track your progress as you reach your health goals.