Your Health

Your wellbeing depends on how healthy you are. By knowing the state of your health through targeted and general tests, you can stay in control of your life and happiness. PathCare is your partner on your path to complete wellbeing. we care for your health with accurate and reliable tests you can trust.

Taking care of your health is about knowing your risks of disease before they can become a problem in your life, and preventing such conditions from getting more serious by having tests and diagnoses done early; it is about being better informed about health conditions so that you can make the right decisions for you and your family.

In today’s fast-paced world it is good to know there is still someone who cares for your health, giving you access to the widest range of diagnostic tests and information. We offer a comprehensive range of routine chemical tests on bodily fluids (urine, blood, stool) as well as specialised testing. With our international affiliation, we can now offer even more diagnostic tests needed for your overall health.

Cardiovascular

A healthy heart is essential for lasting wellbeing. Cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death in both men and women worldwide.

Smoking, a poor diet high in saturated fat and salt, lack of regular physical exercise, high blood pressure and high cholesterol all put you at risk for a heart attack

The risk of heart disease increases with age, especially for men over the age of 45 and women over the age of 55. Heart disease may also be inherited so it is a good idea to have preventative screening tests (hyperlink to preventative screening test) done e.g. cholesterol levels & blood pressure.

Signs to look out for:

Not everyone experiences a heart attack in the same way and an attack isn't always accompanied by severe chest pain. Some people may only experience mild chest pains and some people don't have any symptoms at all, sometimes called silent heart attacks.

For most people having a heart attack there will be some discomfort on the left side of the chest and for longer than a few minutes at a time. It can often feel like strong pressure on that area of the body. It sometimes feels like indigestion or heartburn.

Stroke

The World Health Organisation claims that every six seconds someone somewhere will die from a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is lost. The brain cells die when they don't get the oxygen normally delivered through the blood. Surviving a stroke also means long periods of recovery and the medical bills can be costly.

Signs to look out for:

There are some important symptoms of stroke to look out for. These include sudden weakness or feeling numb, especially on one side of the body. Confusion, slurred speech, trouble seeing out of one or both eyes, dizziness, loss of balance and coordination and a sudden severe headache. When these symptoms occur, it is very important to get to the hospital immediately. Essential tests include blood pressure, cholesterol levels & blood sugar levels.

Once you know your risk you can make positive lifestyle changes such as adding more exercise to your routine, sticking to a healthy diet to cut obesity, limiting alcohol consumption, stopping smoking.

Diabetes Mellitus

This occurs when the insulin produced by the body is not able to handle the glucose (sugar) in the blood.

It causes serious health problems such as heart problems, kidney failure, blindness and even amputation of the feet or legs.

Signs to look out for:

Diabetes often goes un-noticed or undetected until the condition becomes worse and complications occur. The three main signs to look out for are increased thirst, excessive urination and weight loss

Diabetes is becoming more and more common, especially in Nigeria but most people don't even know they have it until it is too late. By having your blood sugar levels tested you can detect diabetes early and prevent complications. Essentials tests includes blood sugar &HBA1C.

Cancer

Cancer is one of our biggest health concerns today. Genetic and environmental factors puts us at risk of cancer. If someone in your immediate family has suffered from cancer, it is essential to screen for cancer.

It is better to get tested for cancer rather than waiting for symptoms to show. Most cancers are preventable and easily treated if detected early. Some of the more common cancers are Prostate, breast, cervical, bowels. Some cancer screening test include cervical (PAP) smear test, Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, Faecal occult blood test (FOBT) for the colorectal cancer.

Reproductive and Prenatal Health

When you are about to start a family or hoping to become pregnant there are tests that can help determine your overall health, the health of your reproductive system and help you make better decisions.

Once you have conceived, it is important to monitor the health of your pregnancy and your overall health too because the wellbeing of your baby depends on your health status. Some Essential tests; General health test, Testing of infections, Testing for the risk of inherited conditions, Pregnancy test, Tests to check the health of your pregnancy.