Blood Pressure – Systolic/Diastolic:
We measure your blood pressure to determine your numbers as compared to normal reading of 120/80 (Systolic/Diastolic) .Many people do not experience symptoms of high blood pressure. That is why it is often referred to as a Silent Killer. It’s important to check your Blood pressure and discuss it with your physician. Your blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries (blood vessels), which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body and contributes to hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, and to the development of heart failure.
DIABETES SCREENING (BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST)
We measure your blood sugar through a finger prick procedure using an FDA approved device to determine your risk of having diabetes. The process is painless, simple but accurate. Our device is lab-accurate, and they are used in most of the major hospitals and laboratories in United States. Our results come out in less than 5 minutes. The blood test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose comes from carbohydrate foods which provide energy used by the body. Insulin is a hormone in your body which helps to convert the Glucose to energy that is used by your body cells. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and released into the blood when the amount of glucose in the blood rises. Normally, your blood glucose levels increase slightly after you eat. This increase causes your pancreas to release insulin so that your blood glucose levels do not get too high. Blood glucose levels that remain high over time can damage your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels.
CHOLESTROL SCREENING (HDL/LDL/ TRIGLYCERIDES)
Just like your sugar level, your total lipid panel is a measure of the fat in your blood. It comprises of your Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides. US National Cholesterol Education Program (NCED) recommends its measurement every 4-6months. We these measure the components through our finger prick procedures using an FDA approved device to determine your risk of having stroke and heart related diseases. The process is painless, simple and accurate. Contrary to popular belief, you need Cholesterol in your body because it helps your body build new cells, insulate nerves, and produce hormones. Normally, the liver makes all the cholesterol the body needs. But cholesterol also enters your body from dietary sources, such as animal-based foods like milk, eggs, and meat. High intake of trans-fats, saturated fats, and simple sugars may increase your cholesterol levels as well. As good as it sounds; too much of cholesterol in your body is not good as it is a major risk factor for much heart disease. There two major forms of cholesterol that enters your blood stream, the Low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol). The LDLs have little protein and high levels of cholesterol and HDL has a lot of protein and very little cholesterol. LDL is the main source of artery-clogging plaque. HDL actually works to clear cholesterol from the blood. Triglycerides are another fat in our bloodstream. Recent Research shows that high levels of triglycerides are also linked to heart
Our body composition explains the percentages of the fat, bone, water and muscle in our bodies as this determine our fitness level and the health risk we are facing. Measuring our body composition regularly help the health professionals determine the level of health risk associated with the component of each of our body, for instance, a body composition within the recommended range suggests you have less risk of developing obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, and even some cancers . . In addition, although we face risks when our body composition is too high, we face another set of risks when our body composition is too low. When we drop below the minimal recommended levels of essential fat, we negatively affect the delivery of vitamins to the organs, the ability of the reproductive system to function, and overall well-being.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
You need to keep your shape fit; you also need to maintain a healthy weight as most chronic diseases become aggravated with overweight and obesity. We check your BMI to estimate if your weight is within a health weight bracket, by so doing we are able to classify your weight into Normal, Overweight, under weight or Obese or Extreme Obesity. The higher the BMI, the greater the risk of some diseases, including high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, some cancers, and type 2 diabetes.
Body Fat Percentage
Body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat that your body contains. For your body to function properly it is essential that your body contains a certain amount of fat. Body fate helps regulate your body temperature, it cushions and insulate organs and is the main form of the body’s energy storage. It is important for everyone to check and confirm he/she is carrying a healthy amount of body fat. Carrying too much fat is a condition called obesity, and puts a person at risk for many serious medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes and even certain forms of cancer.
Do you want to know how fast you are aging? Our body age check up will tell you this. Everyone has a birth-age and a body age. Your body age is a measurement of how old you are biologically based upon your health status and fitness level as against your real age. For example, someone who is 40 years old may have a body age that is ten years older. Your body can look and functions like that of a significantly younger or older person, depending on how you are living. Knowing this fact may be a powerful motivator to encourage you to work toward improving your overall fitness level. From this point on, you have options for improvement, such as changes in your diet, exercise, water consumption, if you smoke – quit, cut back on alcohol consumption, take a multivitamin, lose some weight, etc. As you make changes, you will be able to track your progress and the effectiveness of whatever effort you are making to reduce the body age
Our routine check will help you determine your Visceral fat. Visceral fat, or abdominal fat, is a type of body fat that exists in the abdomen and surrounds the internal organs. Everyone has some, especially those who are sedentary, chronically stressed, or maintain unhealthy diets. High visceral fat is dangerous and is correlated with High Blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and certain types of cancer. This is because visceral fat is the fat that is located inside the abdominal cavity – packed between organs – rather than underneath the skin (subcutaneous fat) and this fat will release acids that are metabolized by the liver and which can cause insulin resistance in the liver. A recent laboratory study, for example, suggests that visceral fat may promote the spread and growth of ovarian cancer. Says Ernst Lengyel, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago who led the research: “Cancer cells can feed from visceral fat and,” he adds, “there isn’t necessarily a connection to obesity because lean women also get ovarian cancer.” Other cancers such as breast, gastric, and colon, research shows may also be fueled by visceral fat.