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Visa Certificates

Visa tests/certificates

Certain countries require medical tests/certificates as a pert of the visa application procedure. The following tests are available to visa applicants at the Sunshine Clinic:

  • HIV Test / Certificate                                                                                                                                                                                  £110

  • Syphilis Test / Certificate                                                                                                                                                                            £110

  • Chest X-Ray                                                                                                                                                                                               £150

Please contact the Sunshine Clinic to discuss your requirements and to book an appointment

The Well Woman Clinic

With today's busy lifestyles, finding time to visit the doctor can often be difficult but it is important not to forget about our health.

Health checks don't take long and they needn't be expensive. However, they have proved to be highly effective and in many cases early screening has literally saved lives. More and more women recognise the importance of an annual health check to pick up indications of any problems at the earliest opportunity. Discuss your general health and have urine, weight, cholesterol and blood pressure checked together with advice on gynaecological problems, family planning (often including IUD fitting), cervical smears, breast disease, menopause. Osteoporosis, emergency contraception.

The menopause

The ending of menstruation average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 52, when periods have stopped for one year post-menopausal. The peroid leading up to the menopause is known as the peri-menopause, during the peri-menopause, is when hormonal and biological changes are associated with the menopause begin. As a result of these hormonal changes, many women experience both physical and emotional symptoms.

If the menopause occurs under 45 years, known as premature menopause. estimated it affects 1% of women under the age of 40 and 0.1% under the age of 30.

Treatments available can ease menopausal symptoms which can be severe or distressing.

Treatment

Hormone replacement therapy HRT is prescribed depending on symptoms and medical history,HRT works by replacing oestrogen, which begin to fall in the approach to the menopause.Taking either oestrogen-only or combined HRT may reduce your the symptoms.

Symptoms - Menopause

  • hot flushes

  • vaginal dryness

  • loss of sex drive

  • mood changes

  • stress incontinence (leaking urine when you cough or sneeze)

  • night sweats

  • thinning of the bone, which can lead to brittle bones (osteoporosis)

Most of these symptoms pass within two to five years, though vaginal dryness is likely to worsen if it is not treated. The risk of osteoporosis also increases with age.

Cholesterol profile

Caring about your health means keeping an eye on your cholesterol levels.About two in three adults have a cholesterol level that is higher than recommended.

Types of cholesterol

Cholesterol is transported around your body attached to a protein in your blood. This combination of fat and protein is called a lipoprotein. There are different types of lipoprotein, depending on how much fat there is in relation to protein

  • HDL (high-density lipoprotein)

  • LDL (low-density lipoprotein)

Symptoms of high cholesterol

A high cholesterol level may only be revealed if you develop symptoms of heart disease. Sometimes, yellow patches (known as xanthomas) may develop around your eyes or elsewhere on your skin - these are cholesterol deposits and indicate that you have

high cholesterol levels in your blood.

Causes of high cholesterol

  • diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol a lack of exercise being overweight

  • drinking more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol