The concept of health screening is based on the idea that we can identify potential health problems early, and put in place strategies to mitigate against anything concerning we find.
Health Screening is most widely used in the area of cancer prevention and early identification, such as Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colorectal Cancer and Prostate Cancer.
We also use Health Screening to identify many of the risk factors that can lead to the major other chronic disease burdens including Cardiovascular Disease, Dementia, and Metabolic Diseases including Type 2 Diabetes. Risks such as Hypertension (high blood pressure), Obesity, Insulin Resistance (Metabolic Syndrome/Pre-Diabetes) are very often easily identified through simple point-of-care consultation and testing.
Many of the conditions above, including Cardiovascular disease, Dementia, Metabolic Disease and Cancer are often underpinned by the same mechanisms. If we see signals at screening that identify when these mechanisms go wrong, then we can put in place effective lifestyle solutions to correct these and help prevent chronic disease.
Traditionally, Medicine views results through the lens of ‘sick or not sick’, ‘disease or no disease’. ‘The results are normal’ is often the message people hear. But is normal always optimal? Or is a result more orless ‘normal’ than it was a year ago? What is the pattern and trajectory of results over time?
Of the above chronic illnesses, arguably the most important of these is Metabolic Health as it is oftentimes the foundation from which the other disease states emerge. Core to the understanding of metabolic health is the concept of Insulin Resistance, one of our primary concerns at CDxP. Read about Insulin Resistance here. Insulin Resistance is what happens in the body before the onset of Diabetes, and many other health conditions. It is best seen clinically in a condition called Metabolic Syndrome (a constellation of issues) that represent the metabolically unhealthy and the pre-diabetic state. And as Dr. Gerald Reaven said, those who have cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes) who are not diagnosed with Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes are simple undiagnosed!
Our CDxP Metabolic Health Screening has an option for all, and offers bespoke lifestyle intervention programmes for those in who we identify risks that are easily addressed through non-pharmacological sustainable lifestyle changes. Our comprehensive approach involves many of the tests people are familiar with as well as a deeper-dive on metabolic health through; Advanced bloods tests, Insulin Resistance Kraft Testing, Body Composition Analysis and Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC) testing. See our health screening options at