Edmonds Wellness Clinic is the only clinic in the NorthWest offering the Physio-Age Systems program. Dr. Nolting and staff have worked closely under the guidance of PhysioAge in NYC to perfect this system. The following video and text were produced by PhysioAge.
PhysioAge Systems Biomarker Reporting
How well are you aging?
“The first step to aging well is knowing how well you’re aging”
- Find out how fast you are aging
- Identify your precursors to disease
- Recognize your weakest body system
- Receive a comprehensive, individualized health profile
PhysioAge Systems measures vital body systems to identify how well you are aging. While you may be 60 years old, your actual physiological (biological) age may be 70. Tracking physiological age over time provides a clear profile of your individual aging process and can help your doctor determine which treatments to prescribe and when.
Built on Solid Science
Medical and statistical significance
Detail and precision are crucial differences that set PhysioAge Systems apart from other health tests. Our expert system is based on solid science – extensive clinical trials, scientific literature, and careful statistical analysis of primary data.
Rather than using secondary clinical studies to calculate physiological age, we used our own in-depth, primary research to measure 120 attributes among 118 individuals. This study determined how biomarkers relate to each other, which enabled a greater degree of statistical accuracy and a deeper understanding of the aging process. Biomarkers are levels in your body which can give some indication of status and risk. With unique in-house measurements, PhysioAge Systems gives you complete, clear, and precise results.
Why should I take the PhysioAge Systems test?
To find out how well you are aging
Because you want to know how well each of your important body systems is aging, so you can identify your weakest link and do something about it before you develop a disease. Recognizing your body’s unique strengths and weaknesses can help you achieve improved quality of life and sustained health. PhysioAge Systems provides a unique health profile that is tailored for you to identify your current and future health status.
As an example, you may be 60 years old but have the arteries of a 75-year-old. Your doctor might want to address this risk by treating your cardiovascular system now, rather than waiting until you develop heart disease.
How does PhysioAge measure my health and aging?
Using sophisticated Biomarkers of Aging
Your health professional will perform several painless, noninvasive tests on you and may draw some blood. You will also take a 15-minute computerized brain function test, either at home or in your doctor’s office. The results of these tests are submitted to a web-based reporting platform, which automatically generates a comprehensive report listing your physiological ages as well as easy-to-understand descriptions of up to 160 individual results. You will have access to your results via a secure and private online portal for future reference.
The PhysioAge® Composite index
Explains 80% of the differences in the aging process
Working with our Stanford University biomathematician, we analyzed relationships among various biomarkers to develop the formulas used to calculate the physiological ages of six important organ systems. Then we developed the PhysioAge Composite, a weighted composite index of these six underlying ages. The PhysioAge® Composite is able to explain 80% of the difference amongst individuals in the aging process. No other system comes close to this benchmark in measuring the physiological age of important organ systems. Following are the six core Biomarkers of Aging measured by PhysioAge Systems:
- Evaluates cardiovascular risk by measuring blood pressure at the heart to determine artery suppleness
- Assesses the elasticity, firmness, and resistance of the skin with the same instrument used in numerous clinical trials for skin care products
- Measures lung function, which is linked to many fatal diseases, not just lung disease
- Assesses brain aging through a series of computerized tests focused on age-sensitive aspects of cognitive function
- Measures telomere lengths – caps at the ends of the chromosomes that shorten with every cell division – to indicate cell longevity
- Uses an advanced blood test to measure the health of your immune system