ECG is a test to detect any abnormality of the heart. Everybody must have this test done regularly. Patients with diabetes are at higher risk of heart attacks (sometimes silent). Where indicated, a stress ECG will be performed.
A stress test, also called an exercise stress test, shows how your heart works during physical activity. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart. A stress test usually involves walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike during which time your heart rhythm, blood pressure and breathing are monitored.Your doctor may recommend a stress test if you have signs or symptoms of coronary artery disease or an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Thiswill guide treatment decisions, measure the effectiveness of treatment or determine the severity if you’ve already been diagnosed with a heart condition.
Assessment of leg blood flow
The ABPI test is a popular tool for the non-invasive assessment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD). This is important as the early detection of blood flow abnormalities in the leg can prevent foot amputations in patients, especially those with diabetes.
Diabetes commonly affects the sensory nerves leading to a decrease in sensation, especially in the legs and feet. Peripheral nerve damage is also associated with neuropathic pain (tingling, burning, sharp, or aching pain). Thus, testing for nerve damage can indicate the severity of the diabetes and measures that can be taken to halt its progress. Commonly, a lack of sensation is the leading cause for wounds on the feet which lead to non-healing ulcers and ultimately end up in amputations.
Our general practitioner (GP) focuses on treating acute and chronic illnesses. He provides holistic care to patients. He has a wide range of skills and can treat patients of any age, gender, and with various health problems.
Our weight loss programme is based on international protocols but have been adapted to cater for the needs of the Mauritian population. Our programme covers the detection of causes of weight gain, disease screening and correction of abnormalities, setting of realistic targets and regular inputs and guidance from our in-house doctor.
Counselling and diet are the most important part in the management of a diabetic. Our well- qualified and experienced diabetic practitioner will provide counselling focusing on areas like compliance to treatment, signs of hyper and hypo-glycaemia, etc. A practical diet plan will then be initiated which will be tailored to individual needs. An exercise program will also be discussed.
Our staff offers a variety of nursing care. This includes: patient counseling and wound care.
We offer comprehensive cancer screening for both males and females. Early detection of cancers can result in complete cure, thereby reducing morbidity and mortality. Regular check-ups and healthy lifestyle equate to good, long term health. Our dermatologist, due to his extensive experience in South Africa, is extremely proficient intreating skin cancer and performing other related surgeries.