What is an AgeWell Health Screen?
Prevention is better than cure. We all understand this age old theory.
Preventing serious diseases before they happen is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health and AgeWell.
Our AgeWell health screen offers peace of mind and provides you with the opportunity to take an active and preventative approach to your future health and wellbeing.
Whilst providing a snapshot of your current health it provides an important baseline and when monitored on an annual basis can provide opportunities to spot changes in your health and highlight areas that may develop into serious, life changing health issues in the future.
Preventative & Proactive Health Care
Most of us think of going to the doctor as something we do when we aren’t feeling well or when we need treatment for a specific medical condition. Preventative healthcare refers to routine care you receive in order to maintain your health. It’s key to diagnosing medical conditions before they become a problem.
Each individual patient has their own normal. Seeing when these normals fluctuate allows preventative disease protection in the very early stages before it becomes a chronic problem.
Our AgeWell Health screen is available to all patients as and when required. We encourage annual review to ensure changes are recognised and monitored to capture early signs of disease progression.
To encourage our patients to continue to maintain their health and carry out an annual review we have created the Age.Well membership programme which is highly discounted to make preventative healthcare more affordable. It also includes GP appointments as standard and discounted access to all clinic treatments.
What is included in the AgeWell Health Screen?
- Heart Health with an echocardiogram and ECG
- Full blood screening of the major organs and likely disease indicators
- Urine analysis
- Blood pressure, weight & BMI
- General Health Assessment with GP Cardiologist to discuss results, any health concerns and lifestyle indicators of risk
How much is the AgeWell Health Screen?
Our annual AgeWell membership offers our AgeWell Health Screen at a discounted price along with additional benefits including private GP appointments and membership access to our medical and aesthetic treatments.
Echocardiogram & ECG
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound scan of the heart that can diagnose all manner of cardiac problems and provide life saving diagnosis with early treatment plans in a non emergency setting.
It is a comprehensive scan that assesses the health, integrity and functionality of the heart and can diagnose many different heart conditions and irregularities.
It is a nationally accredited diagnostic test with results straight away from a specialist Heart Doctor who can advise you of the significance of your scan results at the point of care.
The team led by a Specialist Registrar in Cardiology who in addition is also a fully accredited cardiac sonographer, uses the latest equipment to perform a comprehensive screen and assessment of your heart health.
How long does it take to perform an Echocardiogram?
Although it can vary from person to person, it generally takes from 15 minutes to an hour to perform an echocardiogram. It is a very safe test that most people find comfortable, although you may feel a slight pressure as the probe is pressed onto your chest to obtain the best images.
A non-invasive assessment of the heart’s electrical wiring; an essential test for those worried about heart rhythm disorders.
Blood Tests for AgeWell comprehensive health screen
Full blood count
This can help give an indication of your general health, as well as provide important clues about certain health problems you may have.
By measuring the levels of these enzymes and proteins, it’s possible to build up a picture of how well the liver is functioning
The main test for kidney disease. The test measures the levels of a waste product called creatinine in your blood.
Having a high cholesterol level can contribute to an increased risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
An alert is just as important if Cholesterol levels decline as this can sometimes be a sign that there is cancer present. Most people would never see this early warning signs as they have no baseline to review the changes.
HBA1C – Diabetes risk
The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests the following diagnostic guidelines for diabetes:
- HbA1c below 42 mmol/mol: Not diabetes
- HbA1c between 42 and 47 mmol/mol: Impaired glucose regulation or prediabetes
- HbA1c of 48 mmol/mol or over: type 2 diabetes
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
If you have low or high levels of these hormones, it could mean you have a thyroid condition such as an underactive thyroid or an overactive thyroid
A urinalysis is a test of your urine. It’s used to detect and manage a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease and diabetes
Blood Pressure & BMI
To measure blood pressure, an inflatable cuff is usually placed around the arm. A machine or small hand pump is used to inflate the cuff. In this image, a machine records the blood pressure reading
A BMI calculation in the healthy weight range is between 18.5 to 24.9
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The British Menopause Society
Not all clinics and doctors are recognised as specialists by The British Menopause Society (BMS), the authority for menopause and post-menopausal health in the UK.