They are qualitative and quantitative examinations of certain substances in a person’s body; they are used as additional diagnosis in order to offer the most accurate treatment.
Osteoporosis (porous bones) is a health problem that frequently goes unnoticed throughout years; near 75% of hip, spine and wrist fractures occur to men and women of 65 years old or more.
How is it performed:
Audiometry is a test that is intended to encrypt the alterations of the hearing in relation to the acoustic stimuli; those results are registered in a chart called an audiogram.
The audiometer is a high-tech device consisting of a generator of different frequencies of sound; this instrument emits pure tones, sound that humans are not used to hear because it doesn´t exist such sounds in everyday life.
How is it performed:
The patient is placed in the cabin noise site. Once in the cabin, we place special hearing aids so the patient will be able to hear the technician’s instructions and the pure tones to evaluate. The patient answers through a command pressing a button to alert they are listening the emitted tone. The test is done in both ears independently.
This is a study to assess the health of the lungs. How do we know? Quantifying the air you breathe, the air you breathe and the speed with which you exhale.
Spirometry measures airflow. Depending on the amount of exhaled air and how quickly does the patient can assess a broad spectrum of lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema ( COPD).
Preparation for the test:
This study is the graphic recording of changes in electrical potential of the activity of the heart (myocardial fibers), at a given time. These variations are captured with the electrodes at the level of the skin surface, and through conductors reaches the electrocardiograph, measuring the action potentials of the heart and registers.
This is a noninvasive test to continuously monitor your blood pressure for 24 hours. This type of monitoring allows to analyze the blood pressure´s behaviour (systolic and diastolic) throughout the day, with the changes seen in everyday activities , to well with the results, make appropriate treatment decisions . This study does not require prior preparation. It's very simple. a bracelet is placed on either arm , similar to that used by the doctor in the office to check blood pressure. It is connected to a minicomputer , which is directing operation. It is scheduled for measuring blood pressure every 15 minutes in the day and every 30 minutes at night , with an average of 70 to 80 readings in 24 hours.
Body composition is very important in assessing the nutritional status aspect, as it is a method of splitting into comparments body mass (skeletal tissue, muscle tissue, lean tissue).
With this study can detect and correct nutritional problems as situaiciones of overweight and obesity (excess fat mass) or otherwise: malnutrition (situation in which both fat mass and muscle mass cloud find substantially diminished).
The DEXA study (absorbanciometria with dual energy X-ray) is a safe non-invasive radiological technique and precise that divides the body into three compartments to determine the distribution of fat. Quantification and tissue differentiation is perdormed according to the density and mineral content of each.