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Healthy Ageing

Do you want to do the things you love for as long as possible? Take our healthy ageing test. Improve your health and quality of life.

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How it works

Order online

Order your test online, select, and pay for your preferred panel.

Collect your sample

Choose to have our medical team come in for home sample collection or visit a Synlab centre near you for your sample collection.

Review accurate results

Accurate and confidential results are available on your secure online Pathprovider account. You will get notified as soon as your results are available.

Get medical support

If you have any queries, please contact our 24-hour customer support centre at +234 700 7284 2273.

STATISTICS

1 in 2

One in two women over the age of 60 years will experience at least one fracture due to osteoporosis.

 

1 in 3

Deaths in Nigeria are directly due to non-communicable diseases (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung disease).

#1

Diabetes kills more people in Nigeria than COVID-19, TB, HIV/AIDS, and cancer combined.

Healthy ageing is the adoption of healthy habits and behaviours such as staying involved in and supported by one’s community, using preventive services and managing health conditions and medications, all of which contribute to a productive and meaningful life.

Healthy ageing is about much more than staying in good physical shape—it’s about maintaining a sense of purpose and hunger for life.

 

 

Symptoms of premature ageing include:

  • Increased susceptibility to infection 
  • Greater risk of heat stroke or hypothermia 
  • Slight decrease in height as the bones of our spines get thinner and lose some height 
  • Brittle bones 
  • Joint changes, ranging from minor stiffness to severe arthritis 
  • Stooped posture 
  • Slowed and limited movement 
  • Decrease in overall energy 
  • Constipation 
  • Urinary incontinence 
  • Slight slowing of thought, memory, and thinking (however, delirium, dementia, and severe memory loss are NOT a normal part of ageing) 
  • Reduced reflexes and coordination and difficulty with balance 
  • Decrease in visual acuity 
  • Diminished peripheral vision 
  • Hearing loss 
  • Wrinkling and sagging skin 
  • Whitening or greying of hair
  • Smoking
  • Sun exposure and tanning
  • Genes
  • Excess caffeine and alcohol use
  • Bad sleeping habits
  • Stress

The SYNLAB Healthy Ageing Test provides personalised information for 

  1.       Bone health
  2.       Skincare
  3.       Detox response
  4.       Cardiovascular health
  5.       Chronobiology

Health Guide

Bone health

The human skeleton performs a variety of functions: it provides structural support for the body, allows for movement and locomotion by acting as a lever for the muscles, and protects vital organs. The main component of bone is calcium, a mineral obtained through the diet. This implies that the factors involved in calcium metabolism are also important for the maintenance of good bone health.

Skincare

The skin is the largest organ in the body and acts as a protection against external elements such as infection, heat, light and chemical or mechanical damage. Moreover, it helps to maintain internal balance through functions such as thermoregulation. As the skin is very exposed to the outside world, skin care is particularly important to preserve its good health.

Detox response

Every day, our body is exposed to toxic compounds and harmful substances that can damage cells and DNA. These may be generated through the cell’s activity or by processing molecules from outside, such as environmental pollutants or certain substances ingested through food. To eliminate these elements from the body, all harmful substances require the transformation in the liver by a set of enzymes.

Heart health

The cardiovascular system, composed of the heart and blood vessels, distributes blood through the body, providing oxygen and nutrients to the various organs, thereby maintaining their functions. Although these structures adapt their function and capacity on the basis of the activity performed and the total blood volume, there are limits to their proper functioning. In consequence, the health of the organs they supply with blood may be impaired.

Chronobiology

Living beings have an internal biological clock that organises our organic functions in synchrony with environmental cycles, such as the cycle of light-dark and the seasons. This clock keeps us alert during the day and prepares us for rest at night. Chronobiology studies the mechanisms through which these biological rhythms are produced and their application in biology and medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are still unsure about this test, here are some questions that we usually get asked.

Still need answers?

Why is healthy ageing important?

Some of the benefits of staying active and healthy as you get older include increasing well-being and participation, recovering from illness more quickly, reducing the risk of getting a chronic disease, and preventing falls.

How do you know if you are ageing well?

Signs you’re ageing well: 

  • Fewer wrinkles
  • Quick recovery from acne
  • Little to no hair loss
  • Lack of sunspots
  • Hydrated skin

 

Does sleep make you look younger?

During sleep, the body increases the production of proteins that fuel cell growth and repair—including collagen, the most plentiful protein in the human body and essential to healthy, youthful-looking skin. Deep sleep, in particular, is critical for this cellular repair work.

Benefits

When you get your test done with SYNLAB, you have access to our benefits.

REPORTING

Customer-centric reporting

PathProvider gives you direct access to all of your test results and reports across all your devices without having to leave your home.

Benefits of being a PathProvider registered user

  • Your profile is a secure personal space
  • Access your results any time, any day, all year round
  • Results can be checked on any smartphone, computer, or tablet
  • All your previous results are archived on your profile
  • Set your notification preferences when results are ready. Choose email or SMS.
  • Not a doctor? Switch to the popular ‘graphic view’ and get to understand your results.
  • You can share or print your results directly from your profile.
CONVENIENCE

Choose home collection.

Get complete convenience

Get your results as they become available online.

We come to you. Our at-home collection service is designed to save you time and is completely confidential and discreet.

You can choose to get your entire family tested in the comfort of your own home. Choose a day and a time that is convenient for you, and we’ll send one of our trained professionals to your door.

No more sitting in traffic. Now you can manage your health in the comfort of your own home.

CONFIDENCE

Total confidence.

Award-winning medical diagnostics

Accuracy of results, reliability, trust, and quick turnaround time.

We have had ISO 15189 international accreditation since 2006. Our vast experience in medical diagnostics ensures that we continue to set the benchmark for reliable, accurate, and quality analysis in Nigeria.

We are audited by an external body which ensures that we implement the highest ethical standards and international best practices.

SYNLAB was awarded the 'Private Laboratory Service Provider of the Year' in Nigeria award by the Nigeria Health Excellence Awards (NHEA).

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