The tests can tell us unique things about your health and are also a great way to track your improvements, visit by visit. Often blood pathology tests, hair analysis and allergy testing are important to do for a correct understanding of what is happening on a cellular level for you. However some very useful and simple tests can be done during your consultation and referrals you can get directly from me
This is a really handy test to check if you are eating foods that you are intolerant to. Regular consumption of foods that you are intolerant to is going to have a damaging effect on your health. This test is an IgG test (not an IgE allergy - meaning anaphylaxis reaction, and requires immediate medical attention.) Although not life threatening, food intolerance should never be underestimated as its impact on sufferers can be significant, sometimes affecting their ability to live normal healthy lives. The incidence of food intolerance is extremely wide and it is estimated that 45% of the population could be affected. Many people with food intolerance experience more than one symptom. Symptoms can often be vague and the root cause of the problem, food, is not always correctly diagnosed. Sufferers often complain of seeming to be in a ‘fog’, feeling bloated, irritated bowels such as diarrhoea or constipation, or both and being tired all the time.
Candida albicans is the most common type of yeast infection found in the intestinal tract, mouth, and vagina. Candida may also affect skin and other mucous membranes. If the immune system is functioning optimally, this type of yeast infection is rarely serious.
Is the world’s first and only blood based Professional Point of Care test for Vulvovaginal Candidiasis. This CE-marked test utilizes just a drop blood taken from a finger tip to provide accurately diagnosis within 6 minutes. The test is indicated as a screening test during pregnancy. This is because women are at high risk of developing VVC during the pregnancy and it is known that VVC during pregnancy is significantly associated with Intrauterine Growth Retardation.
Recent evidence has also shown that screening and treatment of VVC during pregnancy may significantly reduce the prevalence of preterm labour. Between 5% and 10% of healthy women of reproductive age may suffer from recurrent VVC. This is defined in the medical literature as 4 -5 infections per year. Since symptoms of VVC are usually non specific, it is important to ensure that accurate differential diagnosis is performed before embarking on a course of treatment. CanDia5® is a lateral flow assay which requires five simple steps in order to perform accurate diagnosis. All of the accessories required to perform the test are included within the box.
Checking your blood pressure during a consult is often a great way to get reassurance. Many suffer from ‘white coat syndrome’ and a family history of high blood pressure. Due to the relaxed and low stress nature of my clinic consults you feel more comfortable during your blood pressure check and confirm your true numbers. This is only available for in-person consultations.