The Professional Analyzer (trusted for its accuracy, quality, and reliability), is used by medical professionals to asses adult, youth and pediatric body composition and the risk of developing obesity-related medical conditions.

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is considered one of the most reliable and accessible methods of screening body fat. BIA measures the impedance or resistance to the signal as it travels through the water that is found in muscle and fat. The more muscle a person has, the more water their body can hold. The greater the amount of water in a person's body, the easier it is for the current to pass through it. The more fat, the more resistance to the current.

Total body composition readings of this study include: Weight, Fat %, Fat Mass, Fat Free Mass , Fat % Healthy Range, Total Body Water, Total Body Water Mass, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass, Visceral Fat indicator, Body Mass Index, Physique Rating. It also, includes Metabolic readings as BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate), Metabolic Age and Bone Mass. For Wrestler athletes BIA reads wrestler's minimum wrestling weight based on established guidelines (Preset with Collegiate & High School minimum body fat percentile standards).

- Limitations for BIA study
This analysis method should not be done under the following conditions:
1- In people using electronic medical devices such as a pacemaker or portable electronic medical devices, such as an electrocardiograph
2 - In people with any electronic life support systems, such as an artificial heart/lung
3 - People under medical diuretic treatment.

To observe changes of the human body through body composition analysis, it is crucial to perform the analysis each time under the same conditions, temperature, posture, etc. Please, read
"How to be prepared for BIA accurate analysis" because some factors can affect the results of body composition analysis, and as a result, affect the reproducibility of analysis.

How to measure?
How to be prepared for BIA accurate analysis?
What is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)?
(Applicable age 18 an older)
What is total body water percentage? (Applicable age 18 an older)
What is visceral fat rating? (Applicable age 18 am older)
What is the visceral fat?
What is metabolic age?
(Applicable age 18 an older)
What is muscle mass? (Applicable age 18 an older)
What is physique rating?
What is bone mass?
(Applicable age 18 an older)

How to measure?
The ideal condition for analyzing BIA is simply standing with minimum clothes, without shoes and socks and wearing no jewelry or accessories.
- Please, come to the consultation with light comfortable clothes and easy to-remove accessories
- For repeated measurements, it is recommended to measure at the same hour as much as possible

How to be prepared for BIA accurate analysis?
- Measure 2 hours after a meal or on an empty stomach.
- Do NOT consume alcohol 12 hours before measurement
- Do NOT exercise or perform any physical activities2 hours before testing.
- Do NOT take a shower right before measurement.
- If possible, measure after urination and bowel movement.
- For females: avoid having measurement during menstrual period as total body water will be higher than normal.
- Measurement should ideally be done before mid-day.

What is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)? (Applicable age 18 an older)
BMR is the minimum level of energy your body needs when at rest to function effectively including your respiratory and circulatory organs, neural system, liver, kidneys, and other organs.
About 70% of calories consumed every day are used for your basal metabolism. In addition, energy is used when doing any kind of activity however; the more vigorous the activity is the more calories are burned. This is because skeletal muscle (which accounts for approximately 40% of your body weight) acts as your metabolic engine and uses a large amount of energy. Your basal metabolism is greatly
affected by the quantity of muscles you have, therefore increasing your muscle mass will help increase
your basal metabolism.

What is total body water percentage? (Applicable age 18 an older)
- Total Body Water Percentage is the total amount of fluid in a person's body expressed as a percentage
of their total weight.
Water plays a vital role in many of the body's processes and is found in every cell, tissue and organ.
Maintaining a healthy total body water percentage will ensure the body functions efficiently and will
reduce the risk of developing associated health problems. Your body water levels naturally fluctuate throughout the day and night. Your body tends to be dehydrated after a long night and there are differences in fluid distribution between day and night.

What is visceral fat rating? (Applicable age 18 am older)
Visceral fat is the fat that is in the internal abdominal cavity, surrounding the vital organs in the trunk
(abdominal) area. Research shows that even if your weight and body fat remains constant, as you get
older the distribution of fat changes and is more likely to shift to the trunk area especially post
menopause. Ensuring you, have healthy levels of visceral fat my reduce the risk of certain diseases such
as heart disease, high blood pressure, and the onset of type 2 diabetes.

What is the visceral fat?
Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT) has been associated with increased risk of developing lifestyle-related
diseases. Accordingly, knowing and periodically checking the estimated VAT accumulation serves as one
factor of a number of factors in assessing the prevention of lifestyle related diseases.

What is metabolic age? (Applicable age 18 an older)
This feature calculates your BMR and indicates the average age associated with that type of
metabolism. If your BMR Age is higher than your actual age, it is an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise will build healthy muscle tissue, which will improve your metabolic age.

What is muscle mass? (Applicable age 18 an older)
This feature indicates the weight of muscle in your body. the muscle mass displayed includes the skeletal
muscles, smooth muscles (such as cardiac and digestive muscles) and the water contained in these
muscles.
Muscles play an important role as they act as an engine in consuming energy. As your muscle mass increase, your energy consumption increases helping you reduce excess body fat levels and lose weight
in a healthy way.

What is physique rating?
This feature assesses your physique according to the ratio of body fat ad muscle mass in your body.
As you become more active and reduce the amount of body fat, your physique rating will also change
accordingly. Even though your weight may not change, your muscle mass and body fat levels may be
changing making you healthier and at lower risk of certain diseases. Each person should set their own goal of which physique they would like and follow a diet and fitness program to meet that goal.

What is bone mass? (Applicable age 18 an older)
This feature indicates the amount of bone (bone mineral level, calcium or other minerals) in the body.
Research has shown that exercise and the development of muscle tissue are related to stronger, healthier
bones. While bone structure is unlikely to make noticeable changes in a short period, it is important that
you develop and maintain healthy bones by having a balanced diet and plenty of exercise.
People worried about bone disease should consult their physician. People who suffer from osteoporosis or low bone densities due to advanced age, young age, pregnancy, hormonal treatment or other causes, may not get accurate estimations of their bone mass.

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