Having a normal body composition is very important because it directly correlates the overall state of health and the lack of it is an early indicator of potentially serious health complications. An overweight person is not necessarily an obese person. Obesity is precisely defined as an excess of body fat resulting in significant impairment of health. When a obese, patient loses fat, it is a direct attack on the root cause of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer and many others. Losing weight is not necessarily losing fat, one might be sacrificing lean muscle tissues as important electrolytes.
At Shifa International Hospital, using a diagnostic medical instrument, we can precisely measure your body fat, lean body mass (muscles, bones, body fluid and connective tissues) and your unique metabolic rate (your ability to burn calories). If you need to lose body fat while increasing the muscle content you must know your initial body composition and a follow up to measure that you’re burning fat not wasting muscle during weight loss.
The body composition computerized-assisted analyzer recently installed at Shifa gives you a 6 page clinical prescription for controlling fat through individualized diet and physical activity recommendations. It guides you to permanent life style change to reduce health risks.
The test is simple, completely painless and takes just a few minutes, a couple of sensors are attached to the body (e.g hand and foot ) and the body’s resistance to a weal electrical current is checked. It is recommended that you get reanalyzed every six to eight weeks, especially if you have changed your diet or exercise regime.
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|At Shifa International, we believe that changes in eating and exercise behaviors are necessary to ensure long-term weight control.