Biometric Health Screening consists of an examination and evaluation utilizing specific measures that aid in predicting a person’s vulnerability for a particular disease which often can be life altering if left unchecked. Biometric Health Screening measures consist of:
Blood Cholesterol– High cholesterol level in the blood stream are associated with atherosclerotic disease and heart disease which causes a narrowing of an artery thereby limiting and/or occluding blood carry oxygen to an artery. When this occurs someone’s, health is compromised which can result in disability and/or death.
HDL to LDL ratio– There are two types of cholesterol, HDL refers to “Good” cholesterol and LDL is often considered the “Bad” cholesterol. The proportion of both aids in predicting the vulnerability of a person(s) developing heart disease.
Triglycerides Levels– Triglycerides are the main constituents of body fat in humans. High levels of triglycerides are linked with an increase risk of heart disease, and stroke.
Blood glucose level– Blood glucose is utilized in the body particularly the brain for a source of energy. Slight changes in someone’s glucose level can be life threatening. Hypoglycemia results when the body’s glucose level is below normal and, when low enough can cause unconsciousness and/or death. Hyperglycemia occurs when the glucose level in blood is above normal. The result, high levels of glucose can lead to diabetes.
Height and Weight– Measuring the ratio between height and weight assesses whether someone is overweight, or not. Whether someone is overweight or underweight is associated with calorie intake and left untreated can result in deterioration of one’s health.
Body Mass Index (BMI)– BMI is another way to assess your health condition based on weight (mass) and height. It is predictor of overweight or underweight and puts you in a category. If your BMI is high, you have a higher risk of developing hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.
Blood Pressure– Blood pressure is a measure of how well your body is being perfused, meaning, how well your heart and body are functioning. High blood pressure (hypertension) significantly increases your risk of developing heart disease and stroke.