The nurse consultant will check this measurement as it is a useful predictor of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
This checks for the presence of blood, ketones, glucose and protein in your urine and also checks the pH. An abnormal result may flag up a variety of conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease or an infection.
This medical device measures Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1) from the lungs to check for early signs of Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease. This is particularly useful for smokers or those working in a dusty or smoky environment.
This test is similar to the PulmoLife™ for checking lung function and measures the amount of air expelled in one big breath. It is measured in litres per minute and your score is compared to a chart to check if your lung capacity is normal. Smokers and asthmatics often have a lower than predicted score.
Pulse Wave Analysis
Pulse Health Screening is the only company in the area offering this test. The pain-free medical device, the CardioCheck™ has undergone clinical trials in St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. It measures pulse wave velocity, to determine arterial stiffness, which is an early indicator of cardiovascular disease, even before blood pressure starts to rise. The device is also able to estimate the biological age of a person’s arteries. It is not unusual to find someone aged 40 with the arteries equivalent to someone of 65. By discovering this early, it is possible to prevent the development of cardiovascular disease by implementing simple lifestyle changes.
At the end of the health assessment, the nurse consultant gives appropriate diet and lifestyle advice according to the results from each employee. This is given in a booklet and also includes a record of the results from each test.
If any abnormality is detected during the assessment, which requires further investigation by a doctor, the employee will be given a letter to take to their GP.