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Are you interested in an analysis of you body composition?

BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis )


The BIA is an analysis that allows for the most precise evaluation possible in an outpatient setting of the percentage of free fat mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM). It is fundamental for a proper assessment of body composition, as it also assesses the quantity of intracellular and extracellular water, and thus, the body's hydration level. This information enables us to assess the resting energy expenditure of the body (basal metabolism), and by adding the energy expenditure induced by daily activities, the total energy expenditure over 24 hours.

BIA has three main characteristic points:

  1. Sensitivity: The examination is as precise and sensitive as possible, even detecting the slightest changes that may occur during various phases of nutritional monitoring. 
  2. Convenience: Data recording takes only a few seconds, and those undergoing the test are only required to lie down and get comfortable. 
  3. Non-invasiveness: For data recording, as previously mentioned, only the application of two pairs of electrodes on the back of the hand and the ankle is necessary.

The test is simple, painless, and non-invasive. It is performed by applying two pairs of electrodes to the back of one hand and the foot on the same side of the body. Through a device, several bioelectrical parameters are recorded, allowing us to gain in-depth knowledge of hydration status, assess the quantity of muscle structure, body fat, and estimate basal metabolism, all done rapidly and, as mentioned, entirely painless.
In just a few seconds, we obtain a comprehensive overview of body composition, enabling us to optimally assess overall nutritional status, diet progress, muscle and fat structure, as well as precisely determine the effectiveness of training, especially for professional athletes, amateurs, and fitness enthusiasts.
This test is valuable for individuals who want to monitor the progress of their diet, whether it's designed for weight loss (overweight or obese patients) or metabolic control. It's even more valuable for those engaging in physical activity to assess the effectiveness of their training, whether they are professionals or amateurs.