Pathology

Al-Shifah utilises functional pathology testing which are non-invasive mediums in order to investigate functional, biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormonal statuses.

Pathology services we provide:

  • GASTROINTESTINAL PROFILES:

is effective in assessing the components of digestion, absorption, intestinal function & microbial flora plus identification of pathogenic bacteria, parasites & yeast infections.

Poor digestive function & imbalanced gut flora may play a crucial role in the underlying cause of a number of health conditions.

Presenting Symptoms may include :   Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Bloating, Abdominal discomfort, Food sensitivities, Headaches, Heartburn,  Fatigue & Bad breathe.

  • HORMONE PROFILES:

Saliva testing provides valuable information on your hormonal status & the potential impact it may have on your physical & emotional health. By identifying whether you have an imbalance/deficiency/ or excess of specific hormones. This test may be used for both males & females.

Presenting Symptoms may include: Lack of energy, Acne, Disturbed Sleep Patterns, Insomnia, CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Weight gain – difficulty losing weight,  PMS, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), Cysts, Endometriosis,  Amennorrhoea (absence of menstruation), Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), Fibroids, Menopause & Infertility problems – female and male.

  • METABOLIC PROFILES:

provides the information required  to evaluate your complete nutritional and metabolic health. Thus, enabling Al-Shifah Clinic to develop targeted nutritional regimes specifically tailored to your needs.

Presenting Symptoms may include: Fatigue, Headaches, Osteoporosis, Muscular/ Joint Problems, Chronic Inflammation.

  • NUTRITIONAL PROFILES:

Hair mineral analysis (HMA) measures the mineral content contained in your hair. Used to detect an excess or deficiency of vital nutrient minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc & iron. Or over exposure to toxic metals such as aluminium, lead, arsenic & mercury.

 

  • IgG FOOD SENSITIVITY PROFILES:

Food sensitivity may be the result of enzyme deficiency, histamine releasing effects, altered intestinal permeability (e.g. leaky gut) or pharmacological effects.

By establishing your food sensitivities and eliminating ‘guess work’ may enhance your quality of life.

  • GENETIC DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

provides the foundation for personalised dietary and nutrient recommendations based on the individuals genetic makeup. By indicating the presence of risk or susceptibility to disease. As humans, we do not inherit a disease state as such, but rather we inherit a set of susceptibility factors to environmental influences that modify the risk of developing a disease. These factors include cigarette smoke and air pollution, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet, sun exposure, bacterial infection, chronic nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, lifestyle habits and toxic exposure.