The Wellness Center at Renaissance is pleased to offer you our comprehensive health screening services. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal well-being and reach your desired health potential by providing you with education about your overall wellness and health risk. Our center provides screening services only and in no way substitutes for the assessment and care of a physician.
General Wellness Screening
Regular physical exams and health screening tests are an important part of your healthcare. Your test results provide a snapshot of your current health and reveal opportunities to make healthy changes. Health screening tests can also help detect problems early, which is often the key to successful treatment.
Anemia is a condition that occurs when the number of red blood cells (RBCs) and/or the amount of hemoglobin found in the red blood cells drops below normal. Red blood cells and the hemoglobin contained within them are necessary for the transport and delivery of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Without a sufficient supply of oxygen, tissues and organs throughout the body can be adversely affected. Anemia is a fairly common condition, affecting both men and women of all ages, races, and ethnic groups.
Signs and Symptoms
Though different types of anemias have different causes, the signs and symptoms can be very similar. Mild or moderate forms of anemia may cause few, if any, symptoms. The most common symptoms are:
a general feeling of tiredness or weakness (fatigue)
lack of energy
Other signs and symptoms that may develop as the anemia becomes more severe include headache, dizziness, feeling of cold or numbness in hands and/or feet, pale complexion, shortness of breath, fast or irregular heartbeat, and chest pain.
Results from an anemia profile may help determine the cause of the anemia and to guide treatment.
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Arthritis is defined as inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes.
Signs & Symptoms
Symptoms of arthritis include joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and redness. There are over 100 types of arthritis and a person may have more than one type of arthritis. Arthritis affects both sexes and all ethnicities. Most types are more common in adults, but arthritis can occur at any age and can affect joints in many different parts of the body. Laboratory tests can be useful in diagnosing various forms of arthritis and/or ruling out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms.
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Blood Pressure Check
Blood Pressure is defined as pressure exerted by the blood upon the walls of the blood vessels and arteries. This simple screening can go a long way in helping determine your cardiovascular health. A healthcare provider will take your blood pressure and explain what your numbers mean.
BMI (Body Mass Index) Vital Signs
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from the ratio of a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fat and for most people it is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
CBC - Complete Blood Cell Count
The CBC is a Complete Blood Cell Count test that offers details about your different type of blood cells. Doctors use this test to evaluate the patient's general health, identify diseases, and examine the success of treatments. Fasting is necessary to produce accurate results for the blood sugar level.
CMP - Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
CMP is a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel blood test that assesses the way your organs function. Fasting is necessary to produce accurate results for the blood sugar level.
Cholesterol and Lipid Profile
Cholesterol is a type of lipid in the blood. There are different types of cholesterol in your blood, including:
Low density lipoproteins (LDL)—causes build up of cholesterol and other fats in the blood vessels. Known as bad cholesterol because high levels can cause disease in the arteries and heart disease.
High density lipoproteins (HDL)—can remove cholesterol and other fats from the blood. Known as good cholesterol because it may protect against heart disease.
Blood tests are conducted and sent to a lab to measure lipid levels in your blood, including:
Your doctor may do other tests to look for other conditions that can be associated with high cholesterol levels.
Learn more about High Cholesterol
Understanding Cholesterol Levels
Prostate Specific Antigen
Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in a man’s blood. The blood level of PSA is often elevated in men with prostate cancer. However, there are additional reasons for having an elevated PSA level, and some men who have prostate cancer do not have elevated PSA. In addition to prostate cancer, a number of benign (not cancerous) conditions can cause a man’s PSA level to rise. The most frequent benign prostate conditions that cause an elevation in PSA level are prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (enlargement of the prostate).
A thyroid panel is used to screen for hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. A thyroid panel consists of multiple tests to help your doctor get a complete picture of your thyroid function.