‘You can’t help getting older, but you can stop yourself becoming old’ (H. Matisse)
- Life expectancy in 18th Century: 28 years
- Life expectancy in 21st Century : 78 years for men and 85 years for women
Over the years, life expectancy has gradually increased due to medical breakthroughs and improved hygiene.
Today, new disciplines are developing that aim to support individuals to age well. Preventive medicine, also known as anti-ageing medicine or functional medicine, can make use of less mainstream but just as interesting approaches, such as naturopathy, osteopathy, dietetics, micro-nutrition, etc. These approaches can be guided by the results of specific biological assays.
Juvenalis offers a first-line analysis, BasicCheck that can guide the clinician. Other more targeted analyses are also available for special circumstances (stress, food intolerances, etc.).
Preventive health laboratory testing in anti-ageing medicine
Preventive health laboratory testing is used to measure and objectivise the imbalances in the three main factors behind cellular ageing:
- Oxidative stress, which attacks cell metabolism at the deepest level
- Low-grade inflammation, which is responsible for many chronic pains
- Dysbiosis, involved in most digestive disorders
Day-to-day wellness testing
While preventive health laboratory testing has a prominent role in “ageing well”, it can also help in searching for causes of chronic diseases or in improving sporting performance.
Who can guide you in your preventive approach to wellness?
All practitioners involved in preventive and anti-ageing medicine can provide guidance: GPs, and specialists in sports medicine, anti-ageing, aesthetics, dermatology, nutrition, diet, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, mesotherapy, etc.
The Juvenalis wellness tests allow clinicians to provide targeted and personalised guidance. This then allows signs of ageing to be prevented and the patient to remain in good health.