Longevity Profile®© - The best Biochemical Full Body Scan available without radiation exposure
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There is much more to health than meets the eyes. This is why we recommend that the customary, annual physical check-up be accompanied by the Longevity Profile®©. It is composed of blood tests for the detection of abnormalities years before a devastating diagnosis could be rendered by established methods.
The Longevity Profile®© provides an individual with the best overall biochemical work-up anyone could offer. The advantage is learning about the biochemistries of your system so that a nutritional, metabolic remedial or preventative program could be tailored to suit your particular needs. One doctor called it, "Biochemical Fortune Telling". However, it is real biomedical science.
The Longevity Profile®© is a testing package consisting of the following tests:
Cancer Profile™© : Developed by Dr. Emil Schandl, a licensed Clinical Laboratory Medicine Practitioner, Clinical Chemist, Biochemist, Oncobiologist and Licensed Nutritionist. The test is designed to detect a developing malignancy long before any symptoms occur. The CA Profile™© includes the HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin hormone) X2, PHI (phosphohexose isomerase), GGTP (gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase) enzyme, CEA (carcinoembrionic antigen), TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), and DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate), the adrenal “anti-stress, pro-immunity and longevity hormone”.
The CA Profile™© generally yields 87 to 97 positives out of 100 pathologically established malignancies. Because of its capacity to foretell the development of malignancy years before a tumor is apparent, a positive finding is a serious warning sign of a developing cancer. The CA Profile™© can also be used to monitor the response of cancer patients to various therapies. An increasing value of a tumor marker may indicate the futility of a certain therapy as well as its possible toxicity. On the other hand, if the markers are decreasing, it can indicate a therapy is working.
Sex Hormones (estradiol, progesterone, testosterone) : The profile measures the levels of reproductive hormones. This assists the health care professional in determining the appropriate amount of hormone replacement therapy to be recommended. The negative results may indicate a need for (bio identical) hormone replacement for a better fertility, sexual responsiveness, and increased cardiac and bone health.
PTH (Parathyroid hormone) : This test was designed to determine the degree of calcium removal from the bones, i.e., osteoporosis. PTH will be elevated in a developing or an existing osteoporosis condition caused by either low dietary calcium intake or low absorption.
It must be noted that calcium is not only necessary for healthy bones but also for the proper functioning of the muscles, neurologic functions, proper blood coagulation, and the immune system, to mention a few. Therefore, testing for this hormone, PTH, is of the utmost importance for men and women. Most people, however, get radioactive bone density studies.
IGF-1 (Somatomedin-C) : Is the human growth hormone responsible for bone growth, youth, strength, and vigor.
Homocysteine : A prominent coronary heart disease factor, perhaps more important than LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. Vitamins B6, B12 and Folic Acid are responsible for proper metabolism of homocysteine.
LP (a) : A lipoprotein, similar to LDL; an independent, dangerous coronary risk factor.
LDL Direct : an accurate, actual, independent measurement of the “bad cholesterol”.
hs-CRP : (high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein): This test is a measure of coronary arterial integrity.
Chemistry 24 & CBC w/ differential : These panels of tests include LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides, iron, glucose, liver and kidney function, WBC, RBC, platelet count and many other important tests. These tests detect blood changes that may indicate the presence of, or predisposition to a wide range of degenerative diseases. They also provide information to assess whether or not the drugs and nutrients you are taking are causing liver, kidney or heart muscle damage.
Cortisol A.M. & P.M. : Aging is associated with the excess secretion of cortisol from the adrenal glands. Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone that suppresses immune function, inhibits healthy brain cell metabolism, promotes atherosclerosis and accelerates aging. The drawback of cortisol testing is that it needs to be done twice in the same day, before 9:00 as well as in the afternoon around 4:00 to obtain reliable results. A number of patients/doctors are satisfied with testing the a.m. sample only.
In addition to the above tests, it is strongly recommended that men have an annual PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), which aids in the diagnosis of prostate cancer, and that women have an annual CA 15-3 and CA-125 markers for breast and ovarian cancer, respectively. These tests are optional.
Dr. Schandl is available for consultations in the areas of nutrition, biochemistry, oncobiology, and other health and longevity matters.
If you have any health problems or interest in prevention, a metabolic program can be of benefit to you. It is based on your laboratory results, a patient questionnaire, measurements, diagnostic, complaints, and available previous evaluations.
If you had a Longevity Profile done within the last 30 days, or are planning to have one soon, inquire about it.