Allergies are reactions triggered by the immune system against food, drugs, pollen, dust, fur, mold, insects and other substances. Common symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and eye and skin irritation. The severity and duration of allergic reactions vary. Severe reactions require immediate medical attention.
Anemia is a disease that occurs due to the lack of red blood cells needed to deliver enough oxygen to body tissues. The severity of anemia varies, may be temporary or chronic, and may be related to other existing medical conditions. What can be done? Screening for anemia includes tests for iron plate, ferritin, folic acid, and vitamin B12, as well as hemoglobin electrophoresis.
Cancer is a disease caused by the uncontrolled division of cells in various parts of the body. It is usually asymptomatic in the early stages of the disease when it is most easily cured. Therefore, it is very important to regularly screen for cancer based on individual risk factors.
Dental hygiene is an important part of your health, because tooth and gum infections can affect your overall health and quality of life. Prevention begins in childhood, and regular check-ups, tooth cleaning, and daily home care can reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. At Precious Dental, we provide you and your family with a wide range of general and professional dental services as part of our comprehensive approach to health.
Is a condition in which the body cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use normal amounts of insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the sugar content in the blood. High blood sugar levels can cause problems in many parts of the body.
Many eye diseases and problems have no symptoms. Eye screening can detect vision-threatening conditions early. Many of these eye diseases go unnoticed in the early stages, and when it affects your vision, treatment may be too late. Early detection and treatment of these diseases can usually prevent any permanent vision loss.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can cause a range of health problems and can be fatal. There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. While they all cause liver disease, they differ in important ways including modes of transmission, severity of the illness, geographical distribution and prevention methods.
Osteoporosis is a disease associated with weak, low-density or ‘porous’ bones. The disease may lead to bone fractures, resulting in limited mobility and other complications. While it is very prevalent in women above 50, it also affects men of similar age. Adequate Calcium and Vitamin D intake, as well as a healthy diet and physical activity help prevent the disease. As there are no immediate symptoms of weakening bones, adults above 50 years should monitor their bone health.
Like most organs in the body, the health of your kidneys can be affected by poor diet, lifestyle choices and inherited genes. Apart from uncontrollable factors such as family history, controllable risk factors include smoking, obesity, excessive intake of painkillers and poorly controlled blood pressure and/or diabetes. If you have any of these risk factors, it is important to speak with your doctor to learn how you can better manage your kidney health, such as controlling sugar levels, monitoring blood pressure and not smoking
Bone, Joint & Autoimmune Markers
In autoimmune disorders, inflammation and the immune response may result in connective tissue damage, not only in and around joints but also in other tissues, including vital organs, such as the kidneys and organs in the gastrointestinal tract. The sac that surrounds the heart (pericardium), the membrane that covers the lungs (pleura), and even the brain can be affected. The type and severity of symptoms depend on which organs are affected.
Age Determination (Children)
A bone age study helps doctors estimate the maturity of a child's skeletal system. It's usually done by taking a single X-ray of the left wrist, hand, and fingers. It is a safe and painless procedure that uses a small amount of radiation
Stress & Aging
Normal aging is associated with multi endocrine changes, including those associated with changes in the structure and function of the adrenal gland. The various morphological changes of the adrenal gland that occur during aging are associated with alterations in hormonal output, such as a gradual sustained, increase in glucocorticoid secretion and decline in adrenal androgen levels.
Stress is a constant factor in modern life. The stress response in healthy organisms is aimed at maintaining the balance of biological functions, or homeostasis, when faced with physiological or psychological challenges, that may be real or even perceived
Male: A blood test that you can have to help determine your likelihood as a couple of having a child with a genetic disorder that can negatively impact their health.
Female: A blood test that you can have before you become pregnant, to help determine your likelihood as a couple of having a child with a genetic disorder that can negatively impact their health.
Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby. Antibiotics can treat STDs caused by bacteria, yeast, or parasites.
Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) The venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test is designed to assess whether you have syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Syphilis is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. The bacterium infects by penetrating into the lining of the mouth or genital area. The VDRL test doesn’t look for the bacteria that cause syphilis. Instead, it checks for the antibodies your body makes in response to antigens produced by cells damaged by the bacteria. Antibodies are a type of protein produced by your immune system to fight off invaders like bacteria or toxins. Testing for these antibodies can let your doctors know whether you have syphilis.
Sleep studies help doctors diagnose sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and nighttime behaviors like sleepwalking and REM sleep behavior disorder. Often these disorders cannot be identified with a normal office visit—your doctor needs to gather more conclusive evidence while you're asleep.
Sports and physical activity are very important for your overall wellbeing, but may sometimes lead to injuries. Imaging allows your doctor to see if there are any fractures or damage to underlying tissues so that the injury can be properly treated. In addition, a cardiovascular screen is appropriate for those who want to engage in vigorous physical activity.
What can be done? MRIs can be used to screen for the likelihood of stroke. Carotid Ultrasound may also be a useful test to image the arteries supplying the brain.
Stroke is a medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. Signs include weakness, loss of balance, numbness, blurry vision, slurred speech and difficulty in swallowing. You can reduce the risk of stroke by adopting a well-balanced diet, exercising, and refraining from smoking and alcohol.
Your high blood pressure should be assessed by your doctor at least once a year, though more frequent consultations may be recommended in some cases. Mildly-elevated blood pressure may normalise when you lose weight, exercise more and reduce your salt intake.
The digestive system is an intricate and extensive part of the body. It ranges all the way from the mouth to the rectum. The digestive system helps your body absorb essential nutrients and is responsible for getting rid of waste. Digestion problems can mean more than unwanted symptoms. Minor problems that are left untreated can lead to more serious, chronic illnesses.
Urogenital disorders are problems that affect the urinary and genital tracts (reproductive organs). Before birth, development of the urinary tract and genital tract are closely linked. The parts of the urinary tract are located near or run through parts of the genital tract.
Ear, nose and throat infections are very common. The symptoms are usually relatively mild, but infections can sometimes cause problems that need to be treated by an ENT specialist. What can cause an infection in your ears, nose or throat, and when should you visit an ENT clinic for advice?
Aches & Pains
Body aches are just what they sound like — your entire body hurts. Every joint and muscle feels tense with a dull ache that doesn’t improve. If you can’t pinpoint a reason for your body aches, you may need to contact your doctor.
If you think you may be at risk you should discuss this with your doctor.
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