Monitoring the body's functioning and detecting any dysregulation or dysfunction at an early stage is crucial for preventive healthcare. Regular assessments and measurements can help identify potential health issues before they progress into irreversible diseases. Here are a few key areas of body assessment that can be beneficial:
Body Composition Analysis: Assessing body composition, including measurements such as body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference, provides insights into the overall health and the risk of conditions like obesity, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disorders.
Blood Pressure Monitoring: Regular measurement of blood pressure helps identify hypertension (high blood pressure) or hypotension (low blood pressure), both of which can indicate cardiovascular problems.
Blood Tests: Various blood tests can assess different aspects of health, including cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels (indicative of diabetes risk), liver function, kidney function, and markers of inflammation or infection.
Heart Rate Variability: Measures the beat-to-beat heart rate. There are two parts, or branches, to the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)—the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Each branch has a different effect on your body’s organs. The sympathetic nervous system (frequencies of 0.05-0.15 Hz) represents action and oversees your body’s expenditure of energy, while the parasympathetic nervous system (frequencies of 0.15 – 0.5 Hz) is in charge of regulating your body’s energy recovery, and is involved in rest, digestion, and regeneration.
Hormone Levels: Assessing hormone levels, such as thyroid hormones, reproductive hormones, or cortisol (stress hormone), can aid in identifying endocrine disorders or imbalances.
It's important to consult with healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nutritionists, or specialists, who can guide you through appropriate assessments based on your specific health concerns or risk factors. Regular screenings and assessments, coupled with a healthy lifestyle and early intervention when needed, can significantly contribute to preventive healthcare and overall well-being.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
The bioimpedance analysis measures your body composition - with an accurate, quantitative, comprehensive body measurement approach.
Heart Rate Variability
HRV measures Autonomic Nervous System: The sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System. This can monitor important things such as adrenal fatigue, stress levels, sleep patterns.