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A BIO-IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS (BIA) CAN HELP US CREATE A PERSONALIZED WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PLAN JUST FOR YOU!
How much fat mass have you lost? How much muscle have you gained? Are you drinking enough water? Measurable results you can see each week!
What is a Bio-Impedance Analysis Test?
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), also known as a Bio Impedance Test is an extraordinary test that measures your tissue health. Simply stated, this instrument measures the impedance or opposition to the flow of an electric current through the body fluids. Impedance is low in lean tissue, but high in fat tissue. The goal is to bring your tissue health to its maximum level. Here are some of the important measurements the BIA looks at:
Body Composition: It measures total fat.
Total Body Water: The total amount of fluid in the body.
Body Cell Mass: The total mass of all the metabolically active components of the body such as the muscles, internal organs, blood. It’s a sensitive indicator of nutritional status.
Total Fat: Fat percentage healthy and unhealthy weight, excess levels are associated with increased risk for a wide variety of cardiac conditions.
Extra Cellular Mass: The support mass of the body, consisting of extra cellular fluid, and solid such as bones and cartilage. Its primary function is to support and transport nutrients, wastes and fluids.
Phase Angle: This is a measurement of the cell membrane’s health. The higher the phase angle, the healthier cell membrane and over all cellular health and function.
Cellular Health: By measuring Phase angle and Capacitance.
Is It Safe?
A very small amount of electrical current travels through the right side of your body. This is unperceivable to the patient. People with pace makers should not be scanned, and those with metal plates or implants are assessed on an individual basis.
Who Can Benefit From This Test?
Although everyone may benefit from the analysis, our practitioners regularly use Bio-Impedance in patients enrolled in our weight management programs and those with hormone and toxicity issues. Note: This procedure is most useful in combination with dieting and exercise; it helps the physician assist the patient in meeting their goals in the most efficient way.
Understanding Your BIA Results
Resistance: Resistance is the ratio of electrical potential to the current in a material. A material with low resistance conducts well whilst a material with high resistance conducts poorly. The primary conductor in the human body is water. In the human body, a low resistance is associated with large amounts of lean body mass. A high resistance is associated with smaller or low amounts of lean body mass. Resistance helps to calculate the amount of water in the body. Low resistance, indicating high conductivity, is due to large amounts of water in the body. Resistance in the body is proportional to the amount of lean body mass since water is contained primarily within lean body mass.
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