What is Bioimpedance Analysis?

Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a valuable tool for measuring your body composition—the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass. It is an important part of any comprehensive health and nutrition assessment.

What is Bioimpedance Analysis?

Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a valuable tool for measuring your body composition—the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass. It is an important part of any comprehensive health and nutrition assessment.

Why is body composition important to your health?

A normal balance of body fat to lean body mass is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, a condition known as altered body composition, can greatly increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more. BIA enables early detection of an improper balance in your body composition, which allows for earlier intervention and prevention. BIA also provides the measurement of fluid and body mass that can be a critical assessment tool for your current state of health.
BIA serves to measure your progress as you work to improve your health. Improving your BIA measurement, or maintaining a healthy BIA measurement, can help keep your body functioning properly for healthy ageing and reduced risk of illness. With your BIA results, I recommend a personalised dietary plan, and exercise to help support optimal health and well-being for a lifetime.

Why is body composition important to your health?

A normal balance of body fat to lean body mass is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, a condition known as altered body composition, can greatly increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more. BIA enables early detection of an improper balance in your body composition, which allows for earlier intervention and prevention. BIA also provides the measurement of fluid and body mass that can be a critical assessment tool for your current state of health.   read more
  BIA serves to measure your progress as you work to improve your health. Improving your BIA measurement, or maintaining a healthy BIA measurement, can help keep your body functioning properly for healthy ageing and reduced risk of illness. With your BIA results, I recommend a personalised dietary plan, and exercise to help support optimal health and well-being for a lifetime.

How does BIA work?

 

BIA is much more sophisticated than your bathroom scale, but just as painless-and almost as quick. BIA is a simple procedure performed in our clinic in a matter of minutes with the help of a sophisticated computerised analysis. Measurements are taken with the bioimpedance analyser, which uses electrodes similar to EKG electrodes. The analyser calculates your tissue and fluid compartments using an imperceptible electrical current passed through pads placed on one hand and foot as you lie comfortably on a treatment couch.

Because the test calculates fluid and hydration levels it is important to consider the following things before taking the test:

  • No caffeine 12 hours before the test
  • No food or drink 4 hours before the test
  • No alcohol 24 hours before the test
  • No excess water consumed prior to the test
  • No strenuous exercise 24 hours before the test

The test will produce an immediate mini print out of your results and a more comprehensive report will be sent to you within 24 hours along with my interpretation and recommendations.

How does BIA work?

BIA is much more sophisticated than your bathroom scale, but just as painless-and almost as quick. BIA is a simple procedure performed in our clinic in a matter of minutes with the help of a sophisticated computerised analysis. Measurements are taken with the bioimpedance analyser, which uses electrodes similar to EKG electrodes. The analyser calculates your tissue and fluid compartments using an imperceptible electrical current passed through pads placed on one hand and foot as you lie comfortably on a treatment couch.

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Because the test calculates fluid and hydration levels it is important to consider the following things before taking the test:

  • No caffeine 12 hours before the test
  • No food or drink 4 hours before the test
  • No alcohol 24 hours before the test
  • No excess water consumed prior to the test
  • No strenuous exercise 24 hours before the test

The test will produce an immediate mini print out of your results and a more comprehensive report will be sent to you within 24 hours along with my interpretation and recommendations.

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