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Now screening new dedicated aneurysm ultrasound: Veins NZ


At the new offices at 256 Papanui Road, Consultant Specialist Vascular Surgeon Peter Laws and the team at Christchurch Vascular Group (CVG) are now offering a dedicated vascular ultrasound service.

 

Aneurysm screening is one of the many services available.

Metropol asked Peter, “What is an aneurysm?”

He says: “Simply put, an aneurysm is a dilated blood vessel. However, if it remains undetected as it dilates, there is an increased risk of rupture. Such a rupture, if it happens in the community, can often prove fatal.”

Thankfully, the risk of rupture is low for small aneurysms but the prevalence in the community is relatively high and increases with age, ranging from 5- to 22-percent as age increases.

This is particularly true for the male population.

Currently in New Zealand – unlike the UK, America and Sweden – there is no available national screening programme which means there is no way to exclude an aneurysm, unless it is identified incidentally.

The easy alternative provided at CVG is a simple, non-invasive, inexpensive test that can be performed in minutes.

With Covid-19 on everyone’s mind, now is a good time to get your health in check.

Speak to your GP to obtain a referral or simply call CVG on (03) 365 4502 to make an appointment.

CVG is currently accepting patients over the age of 65 for consideration, or younger if there is a family history of aneurysmal disease.


 

New smart screening technology


Delivering personalised healthcare and precision treatment.

 

 

The global coronavirus pandemic has already caused an enormous strain on healthcare resources around the world and it’s leading to a shift in how healthcare is offered.

Startup Marvel Health is debuting its global launch in New Zealand.

Having successfully operated its mother clinic MedB in Spain for the past seven years, which draws patients from all over Europe, Marvel Health is expanding a tech-focused smart health medical practise into locations across New Zealand, starting in Canterbury.

“What we are dealing with across the globe is an immune system crisis. The leading causes of that crisis are the environmental pollutants, food and chemical toxicity, and poor nutrition the modern human is exposed to,” co-founder Dr Machi Mannu says.

“We are focused on accurate diagnosis, followed by personalised science-based natural therapy that brings the body back into balance so it can do what it is designed to do, heal itself. People have forgotten the human body is designed for self-repair and to stay strong, when it is in a balanced state.”

Marvel Health’s primary differentiator is its focus on in-depth diagnostics, which leads to precise and individualised therapy that targets specific problems to achieve the fastest and best possible outcome.

The diagnosis is established with an in-person visit for a full body scan that records a vast number of readings.

From the data a personalised report is created and the online tele doctor reviews the reports in detail with the patient.

The scan reads over 10,000 pathological processes from the body and can detect many hidden causes of diseases, including viruses, bacteria, environmental toxins (lead, mercury, mycotoxins), food sensitivities and allergens, EMF sensitivities and micronutrient deficiencies.

These problems will eventually cause chronic inflammation which is the underlying cause of nearly all disease.

By detecting these hidden causes, patients can be provided with a complete therapy that includes in-depth nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to keep their systems healthy.

This approach provides a whole new level of remote care, over and above what’s typically defined as ‘telemedicine’, which generally amounts to little more than video calls with doctors.

Their approach includes educating patients to understand and take control of their health.

Patients can access all their reports from the Patient Portal as well as cutting edge education about their conditions and the therapy prescribed.

After the scan and analysis, Marvel Health emails the patient their personalised report and charts, so they can follow and understand them during their 45 minute consultation with the online/ tele doctor.

The scan is non-invasive and contactless.

The team follows strict clinical guidelines, uses disposable covers and sterilises all surfaces and contact points between appointments.

Only one patient is seen at a time and one metre distancing is maintained throughout the procedure.

In the coming month The Company is helping people stay healthy in this Covid-crisis by adding a free 10 minute immune system consultation to the main 45 minute consultation with the doctor. Unit 13/6 Cone Street, Rangiora and Level 1, Regus, Awly Building, 293 Durham St, Christchurch.

Phone 03 669 5410.


 

Groundbreaking health screening


The year 2020 is already being touted as the year of health and wellness, with our cravings for self-care reaching epic levels.

 

 

Many of us are still on the New Year’s resolutions bandwagon, we’re increasingly turning vegan, we’re ramping up our exercise and we’re throwing back the kombucha.

And that’s a great thing, right?

When it comes to your health, there’s no shortage of products on the market, from lotions and potions to vitamins and supplements.

Some make us feel good but most make little to no difference. So what’s working and what’s not… or more importantly, how will we ever know?

After all, many dietary deficiencies don’t become evident until the damage is done.

Well, a groundbreaking new start-up in New Zealand may actually have the answer!

Marvel Health’s revolutionary body scanner can actually pinpoint with scientific accuracy exactly what is going on in your body.

“Smart health and tele-medicine are some of the hottest buzz words out there right now,” Marvel Health Co-Founder Tiamara Williams explains.

“But we’re actually leading real-world change in this field.”

A smart health screening and monitoring system designed for preventative and regenerative medicine, Marvel Health uses advanced, non-invasive diagnostic technology to provide state of the art analysis and reporting on every aspect of your health.

After an extensive total body scan, a full report is put together, outlining any areas of concern from all the systems in the body, including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, nervous system, endocrine system, blood and lymph, urogenital, respiratory, skeletal, immune and sensory.

It not only checks the state of every organ in the body, but it also checks for the presence of disease and pre-disease indicators, picks up more than 150 microbes (such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites and worms), identifies 19 of the most toxic environmental contaminants and provides an extensive allergy profile.

A follow up consultation with their doctor or naturopath, will provide a full explanation of the report, with a recommended therapy plan to address the identified issues
“GPS are under increasing pressure to make a diagnosis within a 15-minute consultation, based on one symptom,” says Co-Founder Dr Machi Mannu, who has been running a similar model in Spain for seven years, before starting up in New Zealand.

Vitamin D is vital for bone and muscle function. Many of our aging population are prescribed this essential vitamin.

However, to achieve optimum function of vitamin D, you need selenium which is lacking in New Zealand soil.

In the absence of adequate selenium, vitamin D encourages absorption of toxic heavy metals such as mercury.

The scan can identify not only selenium and other essential micronutrients but also toxic metals present.

Already they are finding many New Zealanders have just that. That’s just one example of how the scanner can prevent deficiencies and ensure you are getting exactly what you need to get healthy and stay healthy.

A three-month follow up can track your progress, presenting you with a real-time report of your percentage improvement.

“We pinpoint exactly what’s wrong or what’s required and, from there, we recommend the use of compounds, minerals and enzymes etc which are all naturally found in the body or natural substances which are backed up by extensive clinical and scientific research,” Dr Mannu explains.

“We’re taking the guesswork out of medicine.”