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What are Anti-Ageing Therapies?
Anti Ageing Therapies can include:
- Botox injections - remove frown lines
- Fillers - enhance the face’s appearance
- Anti-ageing therapies - skin and general health
One of our doctors has done extensive training to assist patients in rejuvenation. The doctor also performs Botox injections to reduce excessive sweating.
Advanced Health Screen
Fifty per cent of cancers, fifty per cent of heart disease, ninety per cent of type-2 diabetes are all preventable" (previous President of the Public Health Association)
Medical science now has various methods of health screening that can detect early cancers. Currently, these are not utilised to their full potential as Medicare doesn't fund this sort of high-level preventive screening.
We use RF Pelleve machines from CYNOSURE(Cynosure) for advanced skin treatments. Only antiwrinkle fine line treatment is done here along with cosmetic mould removal. Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines without surgery.
However, we believe we should take advantage of it for our patients and make it available. The older one gets, the more one knows how important it is to have good health and to be proactive about disease prevention and early detection.
Without Good Health We Have Nothing
Most people spend more on their car servicing every year than they do on their health and wellbeing.
For the sake of a few hundred dollars per year, one can have peace of mind that you are doing your absolute best to stay alive for your family.
By proactive screening, we can detect cancers at an early stage and extend your lives. If we wait till you get symptoms it will be too late for many of these cancers.
This can be combined with gene testing for susceptibility to various diseases as well so a personalised health screening program can be developed for you.
Genes and Predicting Your Health Future
Family history is the best predictor of your future health risk issues. You share 50% of each of your parent's genes and 25% of your grandparents. Diseases in your family tree take account not only of genes but environmental influences as well.
Genetic testing for susceptibility to various diseases is available. Currently, many of these companies do provide reports and estimates of risk. The risk estimations are “best guesses” and not necessarily robustly supported by the rigorous scientific validation as yet.
These companies test for a variety of things, from susceptibility to various diseases like
- cardiovascular disease,
- Alzheimer's Disease and some cancers
- athletic ability,
- ancestry information,
- male pattern baldness and
- reactions to certain food, alcohol, drugs and caffeine.
Having a variant of a gene that has an association with a disease does not necessarily mean you will get this disease or even that absence of the variant will mean you won't.
Genes are only one part of the story. Our environment and the carcinogens and other adverse influences we expose ourselves to will impact on our genes. Other genes we may have also may exacerbate or ameliorate the effects of these genetic variants. In some people, knowing we have a variant that has an association with a disease, even if its effect is only small, can be a powerful motivating factor to change. In others, this information will be ignored.
We do recognise this is very much a new frontier and the evidence may take some time to accrue one way or other as to the value of this new gene testing. In the meantime many people will want to access these tests for various reasons eg: curiosity, filling in gaps of possible disease risks in those who were adopted, understanding own body and health risks better, contributing to scientific research etc.
A review of the literature to date has not shown harm to consumers by accessing this information despite its embryonic state. It has shown variable ability to motivate health changes in the recipients. Any adverse psychological impact has shown to be temporary.
However when combined with thorough family history, assessment of current risk factors, realistic appraisal of the genetic information’s contribution to risk and health education, we can sharply focus our patient's attention on their relevant health risks and hopefully motivate change.