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    An Introduction to our HealthCheck Tests


    Medical Assessments
     
    Health & Lifestyle Questionnaire
    • Medical History
    • Cardiovascular and cancer risk assessment
    • Nutrition and Exercise assessment
    • Smoking, alcohol and drug use
    • Stress Questionnaire
    Physical Assessment
    • Height, Weight, Waist circumference
    • Blood Pressure
    • Ear Check
    • Visual Acuity
    • Lung Function Test (Spirometry)
    • Heart Function test (Pulse Wave Analysis)
    Integrative GP Consultation
    Osteopath Musculoskeletal Consultation
    Resting 12-Lead ECG
    Psychologist - Emotional Wellbeing and Performance Enhancement 
    Darkfield microscopy consultation with Naturopath
    Comprehensive Written Report
    Follow-Up Consultation with GP
    Follow-Up Consultation with GP (after 3 months) to maintain motivation
    Radiology
     
    Abdominal Ultrasound
    Pelvic Ultrasound (Women)
    Bone Densitometry (DEXA scan)
    Stress Echocardiograph (Exercise Stress Test)
    Pathology Testing
     
    Full Blood Examination
    Platelets
    ESR
    Serum Electrolytes
    Liver and Kidney function
    Fasting Blood Glucose
    Cholesterol levels & ratios
    Iron studies and Ferritin
    Serum PSA (men)
    Faecal Occult Blood
    Serum Homocysteine
    Vitamin D
    Red Cell Magnesium
    Hormone Profile - inc. Testosterone, Oestradiol, DHEA, SHBG, am-Cortisol
    C-Reactive protein
    Ovarian, Breast, Bowel, Gastrointestinal Cancer Markers
    (CA125, CA15.3, CEA, CA19.9)
    Vitamin B12 
    Fasting Insulin
    Thyroid Function Test - inc.TSH, T3 & T4
    Thyroid Antibodies - TPO
    Thyroid Antibodies - TGAb
    Urinary Iodine
    Urinanalysis
    Lipoprotein (A)  
    Plasma zinc
    Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (toxic elements and mineral profile)

    Health and Clinical Assessment

    The Health and Clinical Assessment targets areas of everyday living that can affect short and long term health outcomes, such as stress and relaxation, exercise, mood and energy levels. Combined with the Diet Analysis, a “health snapshot” is created and forms a distinctively individual context for testing results. This component also incorporates a detailed Health Questionairre.

    Pulse Wave Analysis (SphygmoCor)

    SphygmoCor is the global gold standard in central blood pressure assessment. This noninvasive screening tool obtains important cardiovascular data, including arterial elasticity measurements. SphygmoCor allows clinicians and researchers to measure the pressures that the heart actually experiences, is painless, quick and provides instantaneous results.

    Comprehensive Pathology

    Full Spectrum Pathology testing covers a comprehensive range of health impeding processes in the body, including vitamin and mineral deficiency and toxicity, white and red blood cell count, mineral and trace element levels, inflammation, cancer markers and more.

    Lung Function (Spirometry)

    By blowing into a mouthpiece connected to a spirometer, the airflow and air volume in and out of the lungs can be measured. The test is used to screen for a number of lung conditions and diseases.

    Stress Echocardiograph (Exercise stress test)

    This procedure determines how well your heart and blood vessels are working. This test involves exercise on a treadmill while a Cardiologist monitors your blood pressure and heart.

    Resting 12-Lead ECG

    Electrodes are placed on the chest, arms and legs to pick up the signals of the heart beat. These signals are printed on an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the form of a graph. The test is painless and only takes a few minutes. The test is used to screen for cardiac abnormalities and diseases.

    Abdominal Ultrasound

    The abdominal ultrasound is a radiation-free test that produces images of organs in the abdomen. The test is not painful and is usually performed to determine the cause of abdominal pain and abnormalities. Patients may be asked to abstain from eating or drinking prior to the test.

    Bone Densitometry

    Densitometry, or bone density scanning, measures bone density via a full body scan, which is important in diagnosing conditions such as osteoporosis and can also be used to help with dietary analysis. This test usually takes 10 – 30 minutes.

    Musculoskeletal assessment

    The philosophy of Osteopathy is to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. It places emphasis on the relationships between the body's structure, framework and function, teaching the appreciation of the body's ability to heal itself. The Osteopath will assess your posture, muscular strength, ranges of movement, any strains or injuries, while taking into account lifestyle and environmental factors for the most appropriate training planning.

    Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

    A hair sample is analysed to determine excess of heavy metals, such as mercury, lead and aluminium. Abnormal levels of toxic elements in the body can cause a number of adverse conditions.

    Hormone Profile (Included in blood pathology tests)

    Hormones are essential for every activity of daily living, including the processes of digestion, metabolism, growth, reproduction, and mood control. Assessing a patient’s hormonal balance may be useful to addressing a wide range of conditions, such as fatigue, weight gain and depression.

    Ovarian, Breast, Bowel & Gastrointestinal Cancer Markers (Included in blood pathology tests)

    Tumour cells produce a substance which, when at high enough levels, can be detected in a blood test, urine sample or body tissue sample, depending on the type of marker. Tumour marker levels can be used to ascertain the growth and characteristics of some cancers.

    Pelvic Ultrasound (Optional for women)

    The pelvic ultrasound is a radiation-free test that produces images of pelvic region. The test is not painful and is usually performed to determine the cause of ovarian pain and abnormalities.

    Psychologist - Emotional Well-being and Performance Enhancement

    A psychologist evaluates competencies and limitations in an objective but helpful manner to provide tools for maintaining emotional wellbeing.

    Integrative GP Consultations, Follow Up and 3 month follow up

    NIIM General Practitioners emphasise the integrative approach. In assessing and interpreting your Healthcheck results, your GP will discuss changes to prevent and manage illness. Unlike other programs, the EIH provides a follow up consultation to track progress and allow patients to discuss challenges and successes of implementing a health program.

    Written Report

    Upon completion, you will receive a written report with all of your clinical results, along with individual recommendations, a results profile, as well as a General Health Guide based on many years of Integrative Medical research.