Biological age

If your vascular age is less than your age in the ID card, you're good. But if the vascular age always exceeds your official age, it may be a solid reason for seeking advice from a specialist. That being said, you may notice a vascular age decrease if the blood pressure and pulse rate jump.

Vascular Aging (VA) is a parameter measured by AngioCode trackers and reflecting your biological age, i.e., body status. This approach relies on a common belief that the vascular bed is what defines a person's health. The parameter "vascular age" is assessed based on the tone of small vessels.

Biological age test

Biological age estimation with the use of AngioCode trackers takes 2-3 minutes (depending on the pulse rate), doesn't require any special training, and is totally safe for the body.

Since "body wear" is measured in years, the foremost interpretation parameter is the difference between the calendar age and the biological age.

measuring biological age

But don't hit the panic button is you see a little handicap. Firstly, a few years is not a critical difference. Secondly, this parameter depends on the body's instant status. Apparently, your body cannot be in the same condition at the end of a hard week and after a vacation. You want to supervise yourself, identify tendencies, and analyze the results.

The vascular age should be evaluated at a certain time of the day. The recommended testing hours are from 9 to 11 AM. Always test one hand: right hand if you are a righty, left hand if you are a lefty. Not only can different hands have different blood pressure, but they also may have different angio-architectonics of the vascular bed (brachycephalic area).

The biological age is a calculated parameter based on the age index. To assess Vascular Aging, an age index—birthdate correlation field was plotted, after which the vascular age was estimated by the age index value. Widely used, this approach is studied by Japanese researcher Takazawa, while a similar vascular age measurement algorithm is employed in the Pulse Trace trackers from the American medical equipment manufacturer Micro Medical.

Estimated age index values vs. calendar age are given in the table:

Biological age reference table

There are a number of ways to estimate the biological age. The first method rests on the aforementioned age index that can be measured using AngioCode trackers in medical institutions or at home.

Age (Years) Women Man
20-30 -0,95+0,31 -0,91+0,23
30-40 -0,64+0,26 -0,86+0,28
40-50 -0,36+0,23 -0,57+0,28
50-60 -0,16+0,27 -0,20+0,30
60-70 0,03+0,26 -0,01+0,27
70+ 0,18+0,29 0,00+0,32

Aging Index (AGI) is a calculated integral parameter. It's a combination of the pulse wave parameters including arterial wall extensibility and amplitude characteristics of the reflected wave.

The second method requires laboratory tests to determine the blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Find the correlation in the table:

Biological age 25 years 35 years 45 years 55 years 65 years
Lung capacity to body weight (mL/kg) 60 55 50 44 38
Blood glucose level (mmol/L) 4,5 4,65 4,8 5,0 5,3
Blood cholesterol level (mmol/L) 4,6 5,1 5,6 6,4 7,2

If you want to evaluate your biological age at home, do some tests from the list below and compare your results with the normal values given in the table.

Tests Biological age
20 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 years
Pulse rate after climbing to the 4th floor
(speed: 80 steps/min)
106 108 112 116 120 122 124 126 128
Systolic pressure 105 110 115 120 125 130 135 140 145
Diastolic pressure 65 70 73 75 78 80 83 85 88
Breath hold after inhalation (s) 50 45 42 40 37 35 33 30 25
Breath hold after exhalation (s) 40 38 35 30 28 25 23 21 19
Bar pull-ups (for men) 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Squats (repetitions) 110 100 95 90 85 80 70 60 50
Lie-to-sit lifts (repetitions) 40 35 30 28 25 23 20 15 12
Standing on one leg with eyes closed
(heel of one leg at knee of other leg) (s)
40 30 25 20 17 15 12 10 8
(shin circumference)/(waist circumference)*100 (%) 52 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43

Normal values for women are 10-15% less strict than those in the table.

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