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Laboratory Testing

Telomeres

Telomeres

Telomeres are protective caps that cover the tips of the bodyís chromosomes, similar to the plastic tips that are at the end of a shoelace. The telomeres tend to become shorter as people age, so testing the telomeres is a way to look at cellular aging. The shortness of the telomeres points to the patientís biological age and is actually measured using the patientís white blood cells taken with a blood sample for this specially designed test. After many cell divisions in a personís life, once the telomeres shorten to a critical point the cell is no longer able to divide and thusly, dies.

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I have been seeing Dr. Ross for over 10 years now and I can say that in that 10 years, my life has changed drastically. I was never treated properly for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and had all of the symptoms that go along with it including extreme fatigue, depression and anxiety, from the time I was first diagnosed at 17. Like most thyroid patients, I saw numerous endocrinologists through the years. All to no avail. I was either jittery and nervous or had heart palpitations from taking the wrong thyroid medication. And I was still anxious and frequently depressed. When I started seeing Dr. Ross, it was as though my life was given back to me. I saw the world through different eyes for the first time in nearly 50 years. I am no longer stricken with debilitating depression and overwhelming anxiety. I am much healthier and certainly much happier. To say I depend on Dr. Ross is an understatement. I don’t know what I’d do without him. He gave me back my health and emotional well-being. This is the happiest and healthiest I’ve been in years and years.
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