Health screening is a proactive approach to your health, aimed at early identification of
conditions which could cause illness and even premature death.
What is health screening?
Health screening is all about the early detection of disease, and is more cost effective than treating the disease itself because, as the saying goes, prevention really is better than cure.
Health screening is a proactive approach to better health, aimed at early identification of medical conditions which could cause illness and even premature death, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health issues.
Our health screening service, and our comprehensive Healthpath system, offers a complete programme designed to assist with identifying, reducing and removing risks.
What happens at a health screening?
Our health screening involves:
- blood pressure, heart rate, weight, height, body mass index measurement
- urine analysis to check kidney function
- extensive blood screening including assessment of cholesterol and glucose levels, liver and kidney function, and haemoglobin and iron levels, as well as a full blood count and screening for gout and hemochromatosis
- review of current lifestyle, diet and exercise regime
- physical examination and assessment of the body systems
- breast/ testicular cancer risk awareness and advice
- analysis and explanation of tests completed
- advice on behavioural and lifestyle modification.
Please talk to your GP for advice on which type of health screening is most suitable for you.