Body modeling with five compartments

Body modeling: new measurements to diagnos potential anomalies

In clinical practice, it is now essential to be able to follow changes in body composition. Indeed, the measurement of weight and size is not enough. Many pathologies (malnutrition, cardiopathies, nephropathies, edematous states, anorexia, …) can not be detected and monitored by these measures only. An increase in certain body compartments may hide a decrease in other parameters.

The human body consists of elements of different nature and density such as fat, bones, proteins, water, … In healthy humans, these elements are maintained in constant proportions whatever the environment. Monitore these physiological parameters makes possible detecting an anomaly in their distribution and thus preventing the appearance of pathologies such as, for example, obesity, anorexia, malnutrition, sarcopenia or even edema.

Body compartments in figure

The physiological model can diagram the body using the compartments concepts. They include body components functionally linked together, regardless of anatomic location or their chemical nature. Tissue compartments comprise fat mass (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM). FFM contains lean mass (LM) itself composed of water (intracellular and extracellular) and protein, and bone mineral content (BMC), as detailed in Figure below.

Body modeling accurately tracks weight changes by targeting one of the five essential compartments. All Bioparhom devices are validated and allow you to track these five compartments with a completely independently way.

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