Clinic for Holistic Medicine - Gabrovo

Find out what the ratio of fatty tissue to general body mass is – this is basic information on the way of achieving a healthy and sculptured body! Does your metabolic age correlates with the real one? Do you drink enough water? Do you have enough muscle mass? The Clinic for Holistic Medicine Vitamed Plus possesses the latest generation body-impedance analyser device TANITA BC-420, which allows for assessing very precisely whether fat and water in your body are within reference ranges, your basic metabolism, your metabolic age and general condition of the body. With this measurement technology, after stepping on the four electrodes of the platform, weak currency passes through body, which is completely safe for man. In this way body resistance is registered and the amount of various types of tissue in the body, respectively. Within several seconds, information about weight and body composition is received, identification of the changes in the status of hydration of the patient is effected, as well as possibility of identification whether increased weight is due to increased lean body mass or fluid retention. BMI (Body Mass Index), basal exchange (energy required for the main body functions for 24 h in condition of full rest), visceral mast tissue within body, water content in the body, total amount of fluid, metabolic age, bone mass are calculated. The proportion of body fat in the body represents the ratio of fatty tissue to total body weight. It is proven that the decrease of excessive body fat decreases the risk of occurrence of several diseases: high arterial pressure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer. Water in the body This is the proportion of fluid in the human body expressed as a percent of the total weight. Water plays a significant role in body processes and is contained in any cell or organ. By maintaining the proportion of water in the body healthy, you will be sure that vital body processes are running well and without any risk of health problems. Water in the body variates during the night and day. The body is inclined to dehydration after a long night’s rest. Central body parts collect significant amount of fluid, which is distributed equally during the day. Abundant food uptake, alcohol consumption, a disease, menstruation, sport activity can lead to variation in hydration. It is important to observe long-term changes in water proportion in the body and to maintain its healthy levels. Visceral mast tissue This is the fat stored in the internal cavity of abdomen and wrapping the essential organs localised there. Studies proved that even when the body and mast tissue remain stable, with progress of age the distribution of mast tissue changes and moves toward the hip area. When you keep visceral mast tissue within healthy range, you decrease the risk of certain diseases (including diseases of cardiovascular system and high arterial pressure) and prevent the occurrence of diabetes type 2. Basal metabolism (BMR) Calculation of the amount of calories required for your basal metabolism. Your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is the minimum energy required for your body in a resting condition to maintain its functions, including breathing, blood circulation, nerve functions, etc. You burn calories regardless of what you do, even when you are sleeping. About 70% of daily consumed calories are used for basal metabolism. Additionally, any kind of activity uses energy. The more intense this activity is, the more calories are burned. Your basal metabolism is strongly affected by the proportion of muscles in your body. With the increase of muscle mass, you accelerate basal metabolism. Metabolism changes with older age: Basal metabolism increases with the physical development of the child. Reaching a unique peak a the age of 17, it gradually starts to decrease. Increased basal metabolism increases the loss of calories and helps you to decrease the proportion of mast tissue. Retarded basal metabolism impedes degradation of mast tissue and the decrease of weight in general. Metabolic age The assessment of your BMR shows the average age, which this metabolism is comparable to. If your BMR age is higher than the real, this is a sign that you should accelerate your metabolism. The more active physical activity builds a healthy muscle tissue and improves your metabolic age. Muscle mass This is the weight of muscles in the body: skeletal, smooth muscles (including heart muscle and muscles of the digestive tract) and water contained in the muscles. Muscles play an important role because they function as a motor, requiring energy. With the increase of muscles, the loss of energy increases and hence body weight too. The score of physical condition This is assessment of the physical condition of your body according to the ratio of fat and muscle masses within the body. This level does not change with increased activity and the reduction of proportion of body fat. Even when your weight remains unchanged, the proportion of the muscle and body fats can change, making you healthier and lowering certain health risks.