Functional Pathology Testing Brisbane Northside
With the fast-paced lifestyle of today, a lot of individuals have been seeking functional pathology testing to monitor their health. A lot of individuals in Brisbane are becoming more health conscious and concerned about their overall health. This procedure allows general practitioners to gain a better understanding of how the bodies of their patients work. This is most helpful to doctors with patients going through treatments and need health monitoring. Individuals who are also conscious of their health can benefit from this procedure as well by optimizing their nutrition. Functional pathology testing has reported to aid improvement of energy, concentration, and performance of healthy individuals.
Below are the required tests to assess the overall health of an individual:
- Complete thyroid hormone profile. Thyroid conditions are more common in women than in men. Thyroid testing evaluates specific hormones like TSH, T4, T3, reverse T3, and thyroid antibodies. Testing these aspects can provide doctors where the health problems may be.
- Urinary iodine testing. This test identifies the levels of iodine in the body. Deficiency on this mineral is common for individuals with thyroid problems.
- Salivary cortisol and adrenal hormone profiles. When a person is stressed, the cortisol levels in the body is increased, thus damaging the tissues. Likewise, the adrenaline is also overworked, especially if stress is experienced for a prolonged time.
- Male and female salivary sex hormone profiles. This test is responsible for identifying cortisol levels and sex hormones in a day. Imbalance in the sex hormones can lead to weight gain, digestive issues, mood swings, low sex interest, and heightened pre-menstrual symptoms (for women).
- Nutritional profiling. This is a procedure where nutrition and diet are assessed to prevent diseases.
- Pyrrole testing. A test used to measure the presence of kryptopyrroles, which leads to behavioral and emotional disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder.
- Gene testing. A test that determines alteration in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. Going through a genetic test can detect potential illnesses that are acquired from ancestors or can be passed on to the next generation.
- Organic acids test. This test provides a glimpse of a patient’s metabolic health. It evaluates the presence of intestinal yeast and bacteria in the gut. High levels of these microorganisms can lead to chronic illnesses or neurological disorders.
- Dried Urine Testing for Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH) Test. A procedure where hormones and hormonal activities are tested in a dried urine sample.
- Breath test. Breath test identifies if there is bacterial growth in the small intestine. Other conditions that can be diagnosed by this procedure are lactose intolerance, helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori), fructose intolerance, and bacterial overgrowth syndrome.
- Stool analysis. A test to diagnose the presence of virus, germs, or bacteria related to the digestive tract.
Once these have been completed and interpreted, the general practitioner will be evaluating the overall health state of the patient and provide recommendations on treatment and lifestyle changes as necessary. The doctor should monitor the patient’s progress and provide necessary support.
At Ubuntu Medical, we also have a Wellness Centre.