Body composition analysis
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Body composition analyzer BC300
1. Body composition
The body consists of body fat and lean body. Lean body refers to the non-fat components of the body such as body water, muscles, bones, etc. Body water is divided into intracellular and extracellular water, and their ratio is controlled and maintained within a certain interval. Body fat is stored under the skin and between the abdominal organs. Body fat is hydrolyzed to generate energy for normal physiological functions when the energy supply through absorbed food is insufficient, but excess body fat is considered unhealthy and causes lifestyle diseases.
Healthy people maintain a balance of body composition in constant proportions, but sick people do not maintain this balance. When the balance of body composition is not appropriate, chronic diseases such as obesity, osteoporosis, etc. are possible.
Various methods can be used to assess obesity, but the main factor in assessing obesity is the amount of fat stored in the body.
In general, obesity is defined as not only the condition of being overweight in relation to height (visual obesity), but also as excessive body fat in relation to weight (invisible or visible obesity). In short, obesity is a condition where body fat occupies a large proportion of the body weight.
3. Necessity of body composition analysis
Body composition analysis is a good indicator of potential health problems. Body composition analysis allows professionals to identify obesity or body composition imbalances at an early stage and allows the subject to maintain a healthy body. A body composition analyzer is a useful preventive diagnostic device.
4. Waist to hip ratio
Waist-to-hip ratio (W.H.R) indicates the distribution of fat in a person's abdomen and hips. This is a simple yet useful method of estimating body fat. Body fat is stored in two different ways. They are usually called "apple" and "pear" types. An apple type indicates a larger waist than a hip circumference, while a pear type indicates a larger hip than a waist circumference. An increase in body fat in the abdominal area increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases.
5. Abdominal fat
Body fat is divided into subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Visceral obesity is considered a critical risk factor along with body fat percentage.
Lipoprotein lipase can be easily activated in visceral fat and it causes easy dissolution of visceral fat. Dissolved visceral fat enters the liver through blood vessels. This causes a fatty liver or an increase in lipids in the blood. It also increases the risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and hyperinsulinemia.
Visceral fat usually accounts for 10-20 percent. body fat and visceral obesity are assessed according to the following indicators.
6. Segmental analysis
This device analyzes lean body mass in five body parts: abdomen, right arm, left arm, right leg, and left leg. This function can be used as an evaluation tool to evaluate the results of exercise or rehabilitation.
7. Physical age
This is the approximate physical age of the subject, taking into account the result of body composition analysis, gender and biological age. This is calculated by comparing the optimal body composition, taking into account the subject's gender and biological age, with the actual analyzed body composition. It can be used to assess the subject's health and physical development.
As prepared for body composition analysis
The amount of water increases after a meal, so the measurement should be done on an empty stomach:
The measurements were taken 3-4 hours after the meal.
4 hours before the measurement, avoid drinks containing caffeine or drinks that function as diuretics.
Drink 2 cups of water 2 hours before the measurement.
Before the measurement, the person must be in a stable state:
Measure after 3-4 hours. After a bath, sauna, sports or activity that promotes sweating.
Alternatively, measure against these conditions.
Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before the measurement.
Wear as light clothing as possible.
When the person is on the scale, avoid sudden movements from sitting to standing. Body fluids go to the lower part of the body and this can affect the results. Therefore, the measurement should be performed after 5 min. from the change of position.
Clean the electrodes and the parts of the body being measured.
Use the toilet before the measurement.
Measurements must be made on the same person, at the same time and under the same conditions.
For a person who spends a long time standing during the day, it is recommended to take the measurements in the morning.
Contraindications (not possible): feverish, sweaty, tired, if you have heart pacemakers (electrical), not recommended for pregnant women, as it turns the baby and water mass into fat.