Aging and Lifestyle Checks

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Aging & Lifestyle Check

Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can wreak havoc on your body.

From disrupting your gut microbiome to damaging the DNA on your telomeres, oxidative stress and inflammation are associated with many symptoms and conditions that often can’t be linked to specific health issues.

The good news is that simple lifestyle changes can often drastically improve your oxidative stress and inflammation burden; keeping your body happy, healthy and feeling young.

  • Oxidized DNA
  • Oxidized PF2
  • Oxidized PF2VI
  • Hs-CRP
  • Homocysteine
     

Note: Please allow apx. 10 business days for your results to appear after you have submitted your sample.

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Click on the tests below to learn more about each one and discuss with your physician if this testing is appropriate for you to better manage your personal health or existing disease.

Aging and Lifestyle Check

Aging and Lifestyle Check

Below are the individual tests that are included in Ultimate Health Check that will show on your Prevé report in the MyPreve area. 

Aging and Lifestyle Check

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    Oxidized DNA

    Free radicals formed from chronic inflammation and oxidative stress can cause damage to our DNA. 8-OH-dG, or 8-hydroxy-deoxyguanosine, is a byproduct of free radical damage to our cell’s DNA and is widely accepted as a sensitive marker of ongoing DNA damage and oxidative stress. Free radical damage to DNA can lead to premature cell death or DNA mutations, contributing to aging, certain cancers and other chronic diseases.

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    Oxidized PF2

    Free radicals formed from chronic inflammation and oxidative stress can cause damage to “bystander” molecules that help regulate important processes related to our health and wellness. Prostaglandins are a type of fat your body produces to help control blood pressure. Oxidized PF2, or 8-iso-Prostaglandin F2alpha, is an F2-isoprostane and is a by-product of free radical damage to prostaglandins and other types of lipids, or essential fats, our bodies need to stay heathy. Over the past decade, the F2-isoprostanes have emerged as the “gold standard” assessment of oxidative stress and have been used extensively to assess chronic lipid damage in association with risk factors for atherosclerosis and other diseases. 8-iso-prostaglandin F2alpha is a lipid oxidation product and is considered a useful biomarker of oxidative stress damage. High levels have been associated with high blood pressure and heart disease.

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    Oxidized PF2VI

    Free radicals formed from chronic inflammation and oxidative stress can cause damage to “bystander” molecules that help regulate important processes related to our health and wellness. Prostaglandins are a type of fat your body produces to help control blood pressure. Oxidized PF2VI, or 8,12-iso-iPF2alpha-VI is an F2-isoprostane and is a by-product of free radical damage to prostaglandins and other types of lipids, or essential fats, our bodies need to stay heathy. Over the past decade, the F2-isoprostanes have emerged as the “gold standard” assessment of oxidative stress and have been used extensively to assess chronic lipid damage in association with risk factors for atherosclerosis and other diseases. 8,12-iso-iPF2alpha-VI, a marker of lipid oxidative stress damage has been shown to be associated with varying stages of cognitive impairment.

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    Hs-CRP

    When there is inflammation, our bodies produce C-Reactive Protein in the liver, which is then distributed into the bloodstream. Hs-CRP measures CRP using a highly (H) Sensitive (s) technique. CRP levels increase rapidly and dramatically in response to tissue injury, inflammation as well as infection. Thus CRP has been associated not only with cardiovascular diseases, but also with many acute and chronic inflammatory conditions.

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    Homocysteine

    The measurement of homocysteine in the blood provides insight to heart and brain health as elevated homocysteine levels have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It is not clear whether homocysteine causes free radical and oxidative stress damage to our bodies or if it simply a marker of these, but what is clear is that increased levels of homocysteine in our blood is associated with many oxidative stress and inflammation related diseases. Usually, our body uses B vitamins in order to keep homocysteine in check, but if you are vitamin deficient, consume a diet high in red meat and dairy, or partake in minimal exercise, homocysteine levels can get too high, potentially placing you at risk for certain diseases.