The world is hit by a «silver tsunami»: the proportion of the population at the age of 60 and older is constantly growing
According to the World Health Organization, nowadays for the first time in history most people can expect that they will live up to 60 years old and even longer. The proportion of the people in the world aged 65+, as well as aged 80+ years old is growing exponentially. The health consequences, effects on health systems, manpower resources, and healthcare budgets are enormous. The study of the mechanisms of aging and its prevention by creating new approaches to geroprotection is the only way out of this new situation unfolding in the history of mankind. It is important to take care of the quality of people’s lives at all ages, as well as to provide the ability to achieve active and healthy longevity.
We all know that people are getting older
«not like a carriage, but like a horse»
• Stress resistance
Irreversible defects and damage
Unlike inanimate objects, each cell of our body and whole organism has mechanisms of self-repair for breakages and damage. We "do not rust and do not break down" as long as the processesses of repair, regeneration, and stress-resistance take place in our organisms. Despite the fact that, while aging, their effectiveness is lost due to the accumulation of random errors. These mechanisms can still be strengthened by preventive measures.
Medicine of the Future
Aging is a complex process of the gradual loss of ability to maintain the constancy of the parameters within the internal environment: the level of glucose and hormones in blood, the acid-base properties of blood, the number of red blood cells, blood pressure, etc. A homeostatic approach to protection from aging involves searching for physiological and biochemical deviations in hormone levels, electrolytes, etc., as observed in the body at the earliest preclinical stage, in addition their constant monitoring and correction using preventive measures.
Biomarkers of aging
Biomarkers of aging are measurable parameters that are changing reproducibly, qualitatively, and quantitatively as a person gets older. They represent general indicators of a person's functional state. On the basis of these, we can predict the accelerated or delayed rate of an individual’s aging, and monitor the effectiveness of procedures aimed at preventing aging, such as changing diet, lifestyle, increasing physical activity, and taking geroprotective drugs. Many age-dependent diseases develop over a long time in latent forms. In early stages of the disease development, its clinical manifestations are nonspecific, so they appear similar to other age-related changes. At the same time, the earlier such abnormalities associated with the risk of a specific disease are identified, the more effective prevention will be. Furthermore, the success in preventing life-threatening conditions becomes more likely.
Qapsula Longevity - a tool for personal monitoring of aging biomarker indicators
The system offers a set of several dozen parameters: these are widely available, minimally invasive biomarkers that allow for comprehensive assessment of health conditions. Further, these parameters help to develop a strategy for the correction of these biomarkers and, therefore, the improvement of health. Each biomarker has an extensive evidence base and is associated with both total mortality and risks of developing various age-associated diseases. If values of these parameters exceed the limits of the reference zone, the system offers methods of preventive correction based on the results of clinical studies, meta-analyses, international guidelines, and the experience of leading clinics around the world. The system accumulates data on statistically significant evidence of intervention effectiveness, which will help the physician select the necessary interventions in accordance with principles of evidence-based medicine.
How to use QL ?
Enter your laboratory data into a table or upload a file/photo to your Qapsula profile. For each biomarker of aging (many of which are included in standard clinical analysis) there is a note about its role in maintaining the health of the body
For each type of analysis, a graph indicating reference values which determine the normal value of this indicator, will be constructed automatically
You will also receive text recommendations on modifying parameters which are not corresponding to reference values, with links to research results
You can also consult with your doctor for contraindications, preventive treatment, and ask all your questions online