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Bioimpedance Analysis

Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) accurately determines and evaluates body composition, offering a more comprehensive assessment than simple weight measurement on a scale. A BIA can identify whether there are water retentions, excessive fat, or muscle content in the body. It helps in adjusting eating habits, finding the perfect training plan, or detecting malnutrition early.

What is a Bioimpedance Analysis?

Bioimpedance analysis measures body and muscle mass as well as water content. It's a non-invasive method for assessing body composition, significantly differing from traditional weight measurement using a scale. BIA can determine whether there's an excess of fat mass, "heavy bones," or a high muscle percentage. It can also detect water retention or muscle loss, providing insights into:

  • Muscle mass
  • Fat mass
  • Water balance
  • Body Mass Index
  • Basal metabolic rate for appropriate diet

These details enable the determination of a suitable diet or training plan tailored to individual needs.

Who Can Benefit from Bioimpedance Analysis?

Bioimpedance analysis is beneficial for athletes or individuals wishing to adjust their dietary habits. It's also essential for certain conditions like muscle wasting, kidney diseases, or lifestyle-related illnesses. BIA is helpful in assessing:

  • • Current nutritional status • Desire to adjust dietary habits • Obesity or underweight conditions • Measuring training success and recovery speed in athletes • Early detection of malnutrition or dietary deficiencies

Treatment Process:

Our medical team initially consults you about this method and determines if a bioimpedance analysis is sensible for you. If you decide to proceed with the examination, you'll attend another appointment at our Outpatient clinic. During a BIA, you stand on a plate equipped with electrodes and hold two more electrodes with your hands. The analysis takes less than a minute, with the data immediately transmitted to software for evaluation.
We'll discuss the results together afterwards. You'll receive valuable tips on adjusting your diet or training to the findings. A second BIA is scheduled to check if the changes in lifestyle and eating habits have led to the desired success.
Please avoid alcohol for 24 hours before the BIA, refrain from exercising during this period, and avoid nicotine or caffeine 4 hours before the measurement. Also, do not drink large amounts of fluids 1 hour prior to the analysis.

Benefits of Bioimpedance Analysis:

Reducing Body Fat:
If you aim to lose weight, a BIA can guide the most suitable diet or training plan, focusing on fat loss rather than muscle mass reduction.

Fitness and Muscle Status:
Ideal for athletes or individuals in rehabilitation to optimize training plans. It's also beneficial for conditions affecting muscle status.

Better Aging and Healthy Lifestyle Change:
BIA identifies lifestyle weaknesses affecting muscle and fat ratio, helping intervene in the natural muscle loss associated with aging.