Thursday, April 14, 2011

Normal Ranges of Body Measurements

Information - Normal Ranges of Body Measurements

Temperature - 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit
Saliva PH - 7.4
Pulse - 60 - 80 beats per minute
Thyroid function - TSH 0.3 to 3.0



Here is a list of normal ranges for Body Measurements








Body Fat (%)
Women - less then 30 percent
Men - less than 25 percent

BMI
- 18.5 - 24.9 (Normal)

Bone Mass

FEMALES: age 20-29 normal= 6.2-7%
FEMALES: age 30-39 normal= 6-6.8%
FEMALES: age 40-49 normal= 5.6-6.4%
FEMALES: age 50-59 normal= 5.2-6%
FEMALES: age 60-69 normal= 4.9-5.7%
sorry no listings over age 69

MALES: age 20-29 normal= 7.6-8.4%
MALES: age 30-39 normal= 7.4-8.2%
MALES: age 40-49 normal= 7-7.8%
MALES age 50-59 normal= 6.6-7.4%
MALES age 60-69 normal= 6.3-7.1%
sorry no listings over age 69

Temperature
- 98.6 degrees fahrenheit or 37.0 degrees celsius

PH
Urine - 6.5 - 7.4
Saliva - 7.4
Blood - 7.35 - 7.45

Blood Pressure
Systolic - 105 - 120
Diastolic - 70 - 80

Pulse 
- 60 - 80 beats per minute

Respiratory rate 
- 12 breaths per minute

Waist 
- should not be more than half your height.

Candida 
- negative

Thyroid function - TSH
0.3 to 3.0

Urine
Color - The lighter the better.
Clarity - Urine is normally clear. 
Odor - Urine does not smell very strong, but has a slightly "nutty" odor.
Quantity - You should produce 2 cups or more a day.

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Body Fat (%)


Normal Body Fat Percentage

A certain amount of fat is essential for energy reserves, bodily functions and body protection. However, at present there is no definite guidelines on healthy body fat percentage. Here are three differing guidelines for healthy or normal body fat percentages.

1. Body Fat Guidelines from American Council on Exercise

Classification
Women (% Fat)
Essential Fat    10-12 percent
Athletes            14-20 percent
Fitness            21-24 percent
Acceptable    25-31 percent

Men (% Fat)
Essential Fat    2-4 percent
Athletes            6-13 percent
Fitness            14-17 percent
Acceptable        18-25 percent


2. Body Fat Guidelines from American Dietetics Association
  
Women 
Normal        15-25 percent
Overweight 25.1-29.9 percent
Obese        Over 30 percent

Men
Normal          10-20 percent
Overweight  20.1-24.4 percent
Obese          Over 25 percent


3. Age-Related Healthy Body Fat Guidelines
Women
18-39 years 21-32 percent
40-59 years 23-33 percent
60-79 years 24-35 percent

Men
18-39 years 8-19 percent
40-59 years 11-21 percent
60-79 years 13-24 percent

BMI 

Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater


Bone Mass


My bathroom scale came with a bone mass chart. I don't have a website to reference but have supplied the normal ranges from my scale's chart:

FEMALES: age 20-29 normal= 6.2-7%
FEMALES: age 30-39 normal= 6-6.8%
FEMALES: age 40-49 normal= 5.6-6.4%
FEMALES: age 50-59 normal= 5.2-6%
FEMALES: age 60-69 normal= 4.9-5.7%
sorry no listings over age 69

MALES: age 20-29 normal= 7.6-8.4%
MALES: age 30-39 normal= 7.4-8.2%
MALES: age 40-49 normal= 7-7.8%
MALES age 50-59 normal= 6.6-7.4%
MALES age 60-69 normal= 6.3-7.1%
sorry no listings over age 69

Temperature


The normal core body temperature of a healthy, resting adult human being is stated to be at 98.6 degrees fahrenheit or 37.0 degrees celsius. Though the body temperature measured on an individual can vary, a healthy human body can maintain a fairly consistent body temperature that is around the mark of 37.0 degrees celsius.

The normal range of human body temperature varies due to an individuals metabolism rate, the higher (faster) it is the higher the normal body temperature or the slower the metabolic rate the lower the normal body temperature. Other factors that might affect the body temperature of an individual may be the time of day or the part of the body in which the temperature is measured at. The body temperature is lower in the morning, due to the rest the body received, and higher at night after a day of muscular activity and after food intake.

Body temperature also varies at different parts of the body. Oral temperatures, which are the most convenient type of temperature measurement, is at 37.0 °C. This is the accepted standard temperature for the normal core body temperature. Axillary temperatures are an external measurement taken in the armpit or between two folds of skin on the body. This is the longest and most inaccurate way of measuring body temperature, the normal temperature falls at 97.6 °F or 36.4 °C. Rectal temperatures are an internal measurement taken in the rectum, which fall at 99.6 °F or 37.6 °C. It is the least time consuming and most accurate type of body temperature measurement, being an internal measurement. But it is definitely, by far, not the most comfortable method to measure the body temperature of an individual.

PH (Urine)


The pH of urine is close to neutral (7) but can normally vary between 4.4 and 8. In persons with hyperuricosuria, acidic urine can contribute to the formation of stones of uric acid in the kidneys, ureters, or bladder.[6]  Urine pH can be monitored by a physician[7]  or at home.

PH (Saliva)


The normal pH of blood running through arteries (large elastic-walled blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body) is 7.4; the pH of blood in the veins (vessels that transports blood to the heart) is about 7.35. Normal urine pH averages about 6.0. Saliva has a pH between 6.0 and 7.4.


Blood (PH)
7.35 - 7.45


Blood Pressure


Pulse


What is Normal Pulse Rate?
The normal pulse rate for humans, while resting, ranges between 60 to 80 beats per minute. In well-conditioned athletes, the pulse rate can also be as low as 60. When the pulse rate exceeds the normal range for a resting pulse, the condition is referred to as tachycardia, and when it falls below the normal range, the condition is referred to as bradycardia. Immense variations are observed in the heart rate when the individual indulges in different activities. For instance, while sleeping the pulse rate of the individual may drop down to as low as 40 beats per minute, whereas while exercising, it may rise to as high as 150 - 200 beats per minute. To understand about normal heart rate read more on what is normal heart rate.

Respiratory rate 
- 12 breaths per minute


Normal findings

Average respiratory rate reported in a healthy adult at rest is usually given as 12 breaths per minute (12?60 Hz)[1][2] but estimates do vary between sources, e.g., 12–20 breaths per minute, 10–14,[3] between 16–18,[4] etc. With such a slow rate, more accurate readings are obtained by counting the number of breaths over a full minute.

Diabetes Risk


Dr. Oz gave a formula for learning if you're at risk: You take your height in inches and divide that in half. If your waste size is more than half your height, you're at higher risk for developing complications from belly fat. He said the leading complication is diabetes. 


Candida 
- negative

Candida Test can be found here.

Thyroid function - TSH
0.3 to 3.0

Total T4 / Serum thyroxine 
4.5 to 12.5 - Less than 4.5 can be indicative of an underfunctioning thyroid when TSH is also elevated. Over 12.5 can indicate hyperthyroidism. Low T4 with low TSH can sometimes indicate a pituitary problem. 

Free T4 / Free Thyroxine - FT4 
0.7 to 2.0 - Less than 0.7 is considered indicative of possible hypothyroidism. 

T3 / Serum triiodothyronine 
80 to 220 - Less than 80 can indicate hypothyroidism. 


If you take the test ask for the actual results as some labs list results as high as 5 as normal.

Urine
Color - The lighter the better.
Clarity - Urine is normally clear. 
Odor - Urine does not smell very strong, but has a slightly "nutty" odor.
Quantity - You should produce 2 cups or more a day.


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