Your Healthier Future Starts Here
Getting older doesn’t have to mean “aging.” You can regain your health and live the active life you envision, a life of wellness, starting today. We’ll get you to your best state of health, restore your vitality and boost your energy levels. We offer much more than the average annual exam or executive physical. Our specialized equipment analyzes your unique genetic and biochemical profile, revealing data that details your true health risks. We design a manageable plan for a healthy lifestyle that reduces your personal risks for chronic diseases that impact vitality and longevity – heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke as well as diabetes, obesity, sexual dysfunction and even cancer. With improved wellness, you’ll experience healthy weight loss, conquer menopause and low testosterone, and have renewed vigor and confidence.
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Alternity Healthcare provides Age Management • Optimal Health • Rejuvenation with a personal touch.
Feel like you’re losing your edge? Don’t just treat symptoms, fix the root cause! Male sex hormones (androgens) can start to decline at age 30. Keep your vitality and avoid Low Testosterone. Get started today!
Stay at the top of your game! Get a comprehensive, personalized plan for preventive wellness and optimal health. Traditional medical exams identify health problems and intervene after the fact.
Perimenopause doesn’t have to be the beginning of a decline. Don’t live in fear of menopause! Start now and avoid health issues later. Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You? To find out read more.
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Raising Wellness to New Heights
At Alternity Healthcare, we have changed the paradigm on health and wellness. Using a comprehensive evaluation and state-of-the-art, scientifically validated diagnostics to identify health risks and measure biomarkers of aging, we help men and women restore vitality, avoid chronic diseases and age more youthfully.
Learn how our innovative programs and medical services help restore vitality and catapult your health to a higher level.
Your health, vitality and longevity are all directly related to the performance of every organ system in your body and, by extension, every cell in your body. Your heart, brain, immune system and every part of your body and mind can be optimized. By using advanced technologies to look deeper at physiological measures down to the cellular level along with the latest genetic and epigenetic science to analyze your DNA blueprint, disease promoting and performance sapping abnormalities can be uncovered and addressed.
Moving far beyond mere wellness, enhancing performance is the best method for optimizing your personal health and well-being, achieving your personal goals and living your life as the best version of yourself. Imagine melting away body fat and regaining muscle mass, experiencing greater arousal, firmer erections and heightened sexual pleasure, boosting your memory and brain power, and experiencing lifelong vitality. This is the future of healthcare…available now…for you
Whether you are a man or a woman, the desire for a great sex-life and the value of intimacy is timeless. Numerous scientific studies have shown the substantial health benefits of an active love-life to overall well-being and longevity.
At Alternity Healthcare, we believe that sexual wellness is an integral part of your physical and emotional wellness, and can be a key to your overall health and happiness as you age. Despite the belief of some that sex should end after a certain age, medical research has shown that you can enjoy an active sex life for as long as you wish. Without question, there are physical and hormonal changes that occur as you age which can dampen your sex drive and impair your ability to perform as you did in your youth, but that is where we can help!
Whether you are a man or a woman, it is our aim to help you experience sexual fulfillment. If you are seeking to restart or just improve your sex-life, we will customize a treatment program to your individual needs. Regardless of your age, there is no reason that you cannot achieve the intense emotional and physical satisfaction that only comes from exploring the most sensual aspects of your relationships.
There are pills, potions, injections and surgery that can change the way you look but do nothing to change your physiology or the trajectory of your aging. They are just shortcuts focused on how you look on the outside. In order to make lasting, meaningful changes, you need to start on the inside—measuring your unique biomarkers and physiologic functions. Everyone will have different combinations of results.
We have identified the key biomarkers and physiologic measurements that contribute to aging which are influenced by your lifestyle, nutrition and outlook. Our expert medical team has the knowledge, experience and insight to develop a personalized, scientifically sound plan for you to turn back the clock to improve your health, your vitality, your life and your longevity.
You’re accustomed to making every minute count—and we respect that! From the moment you arrive at our well-appointed office suite, you have our undivided attention. Quality time. Focused, yet relaxed. Personalized to your needs and interests. You will have same-day debriefing on your results with your physician. You leave us informed, refreshed, with a true sense of your personal health and future wellness goals.
- Four assessment levels: Essential, Comprehensive, Executive and Elite
- Customize any assessment to your needs
- Personalized, comprehensive and convenient
- One appointment, with results the same day
- Extensive one-on-one time with your physician
Virtual Health Consulting
Are you are ready to accelerate your performance to increase your confidence and outcomes in every aspect of your life, from the boardroom to the bedroom? It all begins with an in-depth High Performance Consultation call.
We work with a limited number of people in this international health consultancy. If you are dedicated to achieving a high performance lifestyle, want your healthcare delivered in a proactive manner, are open-minded, coachable and success-oriented, then apply below to work with us.
Undetected Cardiovascular Disease May Be Your Greatest Health Risk!
More than half of all deaths due to heart disease occur as Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). And the majority of Sudden Cardiac Deaths are the first sign that someone has heart disease. Waiting until you have symptoms could be a fatal mistake. Heart disease kills more people every year than all cancers combined.
Women are most at risk, since standard screening tests fail to uncover heart disease in 30-40% of women. Women may fear breast cancer more, but they’re 10 times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.
Standard cholesterol tests are nearly useless in gauging your risk of cardiovascular disease. More than half of the people who suffer heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels! The standard lipid panel measurement is simply is not enough.
At Alternity Healthcare, we perform advanced lipid panels that evaluate cholesterol subclasses and particle sizes, along with emerging risk factors, inflammatory biomarkers and relevant genetic tests. Our advance diagnostic technology uncovers signs of heart disease at its earliest, reversible state.
Research also shows that chronic silent inflammation is an underlying basis of most of the diseases of aging, including cardiovascular disease. Our programs take aggressive steps to reduce inflammation through diet, exercise, and proper lifestyle and medical management.
Put simply, Alternity Healthcare can give you the most comprehensive assessment of your risk for a future cardiovascular event – and put you on the best path to avoid heart damage.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
The Newest Research Favors a Balanced Endocrine System
Hormone changes can affect your:
- Heart Health
- Bone Health
- Sexual Health
- Body Composition
- Cognitive Function
The endocrine system releases hormones through the bloodstream to act on a variety of cells throughout the body. It must work in harmony to keep hormone levels within specific ranges for your body to function at its best.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
- decline in energy, libido and sex drive
- weaker erections (men)
- vaginal dryness and hot flashes (women)
- weight gain, increased body fat, and loss of lean muscle
- sleep disturbances and emotional irritability
- slower cognitive functions and reduced productivity
Safe, Effective Hormone Therapies
At Alternity Healthcare, we don’t just check hormone levels with a blood test. We also test the saliva and evaluate how hormones are being broken down and released in the urine. We get a very scientific measurement this way that tells us more about hormone levels and the actual hormonal balance within the body. We only prescribe bio-identical hormones, which mirror the chemical and molecular structure of your natural hormones. We believe they are the safest and most effective hormone therapy.
Hormone Replacement for Women
It can be hard to sort through the controversial reports on the safety of hormone replacement for women. The key is maintaining a balance among hormones, primarily estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, and insuring proper metabolism and detoxification. The unfounded and over generalized fear of hormone replacement for women was generated by findings from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) a decade ago. Recent re-analysis suggests that misinterpretation of WHI results may have caused tens of thousands of women to die prematurely because they avoided hormone therapy. Determining whether hormone therapy is right for you must be personalized following a thorough assessment.
Hormone Replacement for Men
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for men is emerging as a necessity for healthy aging. Men do not have abrupt changes in their hormone status as do women. Testosterone decline 2-3% per year beginning in late 30’s or early 40’s. This gradual decline in hormones and physiologic functions can cause problems for men. Testosterone therapy is safe and effective in restoring youthful vitality, libido, erectile quality, and lean body mass. Longstanding beliefs that testosterone therapy could fuel prostate cancer or increase the risk of heart disease have proven to be false. Recent studies have demonstrated no association between TRT and the incidence of prostate cancer. In fact, the risk of prostate cancer goes up as testosterone falls. Two studies toward the end of 2014 made headlines for the purported association of TRT with increased heart risks. Multiple other contemporary studies and literature reviews failed to finds any such association. Even the FDA’s review of the evidence found it did not support any adverse association between TRT and heart disease.
Advanced Body Composition Analysis
Medical research has highlighted the extreme importance of visceral fat in predicting the cardio-metabolic risk of developing diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Metabolic Syndrome, and Hypertension. These are the leading causes of heart attacks and strokes.
For the first time within a clinical office setting, we are able to measure and quantify the accumulation of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) using the latest CoreScan™ technology during Total Body Composition analysis. This is a highly accurate and precise method for assessing cardiometabolic risk, more than many commonly used biochemical markers.
Telomere and Genome Testing
Shorter telomere length has also been associated with an increased risk for most of the chronic diseases associated with aging, including metabolic abnormalities, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, dementia and premature death. Telomere length provides the best measure of an individual’s biological cellular age. Telomere shortening can be accelerated by harmful environmental factors like oxidative stress and unhealthy lifestyles.
Alternity Healthcare is the first practice in CT to partner with Life Length Labs, the worldwide leader in telomere testing, to offer the gold standard in telomere length assessment: Telomere Analysis Technology (TAT). TAT is the only technology in the world capable of measuring the percentage of critically short telomeres within the cells. This is the most relevant indicator of telomere dysfunction and cellular aging.
Through a simple blood test, telomere length is determined in an individual’s lymphocytes, which is then compared to telomere length in a population of people with similar chronological age. We will review your detailed results with you to fine tune your Peak Health Program for improvement or maintenance of your cellular
Genetic testing measures variations in individuals in order to predict the risk of them developing a particular disease or condition when exposed to a particular environmental factor. Bty understanding an individual’s genetic strengths and weaknesses, we are able to personalize our therapeutic recommendations. We offer a limited number of genetic test for which there are lifestyle, medication or other modification that can change the risk profile.
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET)
This important test detects cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease. It’s especially important for women, since conventional screening frequently misses the diagnosis.CPET Involves pedaling a stationary bike at increasing levels of difficulty, while your electrocardiogram, heart rate, and blood pressure are monitored for any abnormal rhythm. Physiologic measurements like oxygen consumption – the best measure of aerobic fitness – show aspects of cardiovascular function missed by conventional stress tests.
Carotid Intima Media Thickness test (CIMT)
HeartSmartIMTplus™ is a non-invasive, state-of-the-art, cost-effective diagnostic tool for the earliest detection of cardiovascular disease. Safe, painless and convenient, it takes only 10 – 15 minutes in our office. With advanced ultrasound technology, we measure the thickness of the intima media layers of the carotid arterial wall. Thickening of that layer, due to inflammation, is the earliest sign of cardiovascular disease. It shows long before plaque build-up. This test can also detect plaque and distinguish the type of soft friable plaque that most often results in an acute event.
Central Blood Pressure and Pulse Wave Analysis
SphygmoCor CP™ non-invasively measures the actual pressure the heart, brain and kidneys experience. It identifies central aortic pressure and determines how much pressure comes from diseased or stiffened arteries. We discover your heart’s relative workload, and the ratio of the heart’s demand for oxygen to the available supply. Far beyond traditional blood pressure cuff measurements, we can actually determine your relative vascular age. MaxPulse™
Using Accelerated Photoplethysmography, this non-invasive functional technique provides a dynamic look at the current state of vascular health through clinically relevant data such as endothelial function. Functional testing provides the earliest assessment of risk, often well before any structural changes, like plaque, have occurred. Depending on the intervention, improvement can be seen in days to weeks./
Spirometry and Lung Age
Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test (PFT) that provides information about the volume and speed of airflow through the lungs. It can help to diagnose the presence and severity of lung diseases. It also provides an estimate of lung age based on your functional parameters.
DEXA Bone Density Test
Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is the gold standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). Safe and painless, it provides important information about bone health. It shows the amount of bone mineral in the most important areas, including the spine and hips. Our GE Lunar Prodigy scanner is the only machine in the state that can measure Trabecular Bone Score—assessing the microarchitecture of the bone for a more precise fracture risk assessment.
DEXA Body Composition Analysis with CoreScan™
Nutrition, exercise and aging may have profound effects on body composition. With dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) we look beyond weight and traditional body mass index (BMI) to determine body fat distribution – an important risk factor in many serious diseases. DEXA is the gold standard for determining body composition A full body scan shows fat percentage, lean body mass, fat mass and the distribution of fat and lean tissue in the arms, trunk, and legs. CoreScan provides a quantitative measure of visceral abdominal fat— the fat associated with disease risk.
CNS Vital Signs is a computerized assessment of reaction time, processing speed, memory, attention/executive functioning and mental status. We use it to measure and monitor neurocognitive health, screen for early signs of cognitive decline, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Comprehensive Laboratory Testing
Our blood panels provide much more in-depth information about your current health than standard blood tests. We incorporate disease biomarkers, hormone levels, measures of every organ system function, metabolic and nutritional status, neuro-transmitters, chromosome analysis and genetic markers.