Level 1 Diagnostics Evaluation also includes:
Pulse oximetry measures the amount of oxygen in the blood, through a finger clip test and
infrared light. Oxygenated blood absorbs infrared light and allows red light to pass through.
Deoxygenated blood absorbs red light and allows infrared light to pass through. A range of 96%
to 100% oxygen in the blood is generally considered normal. Anything below 90% could quickly
lead to life-threatening complications. Knowing this is very useful for patients with respiratory
and/or cardiac problems, especially those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
High blood pressure is often called the silent killer because it has no outward symptoms.
Not only is it related to hardening of the arteries, it may also be the cause of atherosclerosis
or may hasten its progression.
Heart rate is the number of times the heart beats in a minute. 50-80 beats per minute is
considered optimal. Measuring the pulse can give very important information about a patients
health. Any change from normal heart rate can indicate a medical condition.
Body Fat Measurement and/or Body Mass Index (BMI)
BMI ranges link the relationship between body weight and disease.
These tests are guides in diagnosing metabolic syndrome.
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