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Enhance the success of programs.
weight management programs.
Why is body composition analysis
an effective tool for bariatrics programs?
Disclaimer: InBody devices should be used as an adjunct tool for clinical decision making and are not intended to diagnose or treat any diseases.
Body composition is essential for understanding the patient’s physiological makeup and guiding targeted therapies to enhance the success of weight management programs. InBody devices are non-invasive and convenient, making it the ideal tool to implement into clinical practice. The InBody test provides comprehensive results that can be used to educate and engage the patient as well as track health improvements through patient interventions.
In less than 60 seconds, the InBody Test provides easy-to-understand, accurate and objective measurements to evaluate health risks and monitor progress.
Bariatric professionals can use the InBody to:
- Assess muscle-fat balance and visceral fat for comprehensive health risk assessments
- Identify fluid imbalances related to inflammation or underlying disease
- Monitor changes to determine efficacy of treatments and further guide health recommendations to ensure long-term success
VISCERAL AND SEGMENTAL FAT ANALYSIS
Assess fat distribution to personalized diet and exercise programs
Current methods for body weight assessment do not provide insight into the physiological makeup of the patient, which may limit personalized treatments and interventions. Body composition allows bariatric specialists to create targeted treatment plans for each individual patients.
By assessing the balance between muscle and fat composition allows specialists to identify cardiometabolic risks more appropriately as well as identify those who can carry an imbalance in muscle and fat mass. Patients with low muscle mass in conjunction with excess fat mass (sarcopenic obesity) are at increased health risks and require different diet and exercise programs to prevent loss of muscle and improve functional status.
The distribution of fat mass also impacts health risk – Segmental Fat Analysis provides a better overall insight into fat distribution. Visceral Fat Area provides an indication of the fat most associated with cardiometabolic health risks, affording more precise tools for identification of risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.
MUSCLE-FAT ANALYSIS, OBESITY ANALYSIS, AND SEGMENTAL LEAN ANALYSIS
Aid in assessment of patient frailty status and functional mobility risk
After having bariatric surgery, patients may experience yo-yo syndrome or suffer from side effects such as malnutrition due to the mineral deficiency and muscle loss. These may lead to further complications such as depression and osteoporosis. Therefore, it is necessary in the patients to monitor muscles mass and fat mass separately after having bariatric surgery.
By analyzing Muscle-Fat analysis, Obesity Analysis, and Segmental Lean Analysis, specialists are able to monitor if the patient is in proper recovery stage, and if the muscles are maintained.
In addition, the Segmental Lean Analysis (SLA) section can quickly assess a patient’s frailty status and functional mobility risk. By segmenting the body, areas of low lean mass can be identified and targeted for improvement, helping reduce risk of falls and/or injuries. The top bar of the SLA provides an objective measure of fat-free mass, while the bottom bar incorporates an in-depth analysis into:
- The ability of a particular segment to support the patient’s’ overall body weight and
- Identify insufficient lean development in particular body segments.
Identifying areas of low lean mass can help tailor more specific programs to improve patient outcomes such as functional status and quality of life both before and after bariatric surgery. By correcting areas of weakness this will not only help the patient’s health but improve lifestyle as well.
Post-operative follow up for 3 months
For patients who have serious weight-related health complications, bariatric surgery can be an effective option to lose weight. However, this accompanies changes in digestive system and therefore, it can possibly have unexpected side effects. It may include long term risks such as malnutrition caused by unwanted loss in necessary body compositions- proteins, minerals, and muscles.
For these reasons, regular check up on body compositions and continuous monitoring on skeletal muscles and proteins, minerals and body water in needed together with body fat mass.
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