Quantitative Ultrasound measures bone quality. It measures how the ultrasound beam changes as it passes through the foot. This is called Broad Band Ultrasonic Attenuation (BUA). QUS also measures the speed at which the beam passes through bone. QUS can tell us about the structure, elasticity, and strength of the bones. These factors are strongly co-related to bone density, and help predict the risk of fracture. This technology usually takes an ultrasound scan of a person's heel. This is an easily accessible area that contains trabecular bone - the type of bone that changes with age like the lumbar spine does. QUS is simple, quick and portable. It involves no exposure to radiation. In the past, osteoporosis could only be detected after you broke a bone. By that time, your bones could be quite weak. A bone density test makes it possible to know your risk of breaking bones before the fact.
The CoaguCheck system offers patients on oral anticoagulant treatment a simple, fast, & convenient way of directly monitoring their INR results. It only requires a virtually pain-free fingerprick, a drop of capillary blood, and one minute to get the INR result which will help the physician to monitor the success of the therapy. INR monitoring was never so easy!
The blood glucose test measures the amount of glucose in the blood right at the time of sample collection. It is used to detect both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, to help diagnose diabetes, and to monitor glucose levels in persons with diabetes.
Blood pressure measurement can identify adults at increased risk for cardiovascular disease due to high blood pressure, and treatment of high blood pressure can substantially decreases the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
There is growing evidence that clearly links body composition with health risks and the development of certain diseases. New research indicates that fat loss, not weight loss, can extend human longevity. Body Fat analysis estimates percentage of body fat, fat-free mass, muscle, bone density, hydration, or other body components. Each method uses one or more measurable body component (such as Skin fold thickness, resistance, etc.) to make educated predictions about the other components. These predictions are based on years of research that define statistical relationships between different body components.
Whether or not you have diabetes, cholesterol can play a big role in your health. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver and found in certain foods, like dairy products, eggs, & meat. When too much cholesterol is present health problems such as coronary heart disease may develop. People with diabetes should have their blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels checked at least once a year. Since having diabetes already puts you at risk for heart disease, it's very important to keep your cholesterol levels in check.
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