Nutrition & Metabolism Centre

Body Composition Analysis (BCA)

Body composition analysis (BCA) evaluates the proportion of lean mass and fat in the body. By calculating the exact percentage of bone, water, fat and muscle, it is a more accurate means of measuring health and fitness levels than the body mass index (BMI). Knowing your body composition is important not only when trying to lose weight or gain muscle, but also when determining health risks, enhancing athletic performance and improving quality of life.

Metabolic Rate Testing

Metabolism is described as the chemical reactions in the body that keep an organism alive and fully functioning. It is also the process by which food (calories) is converted into energy, which is either immediately expended for cell growth and repair, or stored for use at a later time. The efficiency by which this is done is called the metabolic rate, which is affected by factors such as age, gender, weight, body composition and hormone levels. Metabolic rate testing will help you customize a weight loss or maintenance program that is tailored to your metabolic rate. It will determine whether there are changes in your metabolism as well.

Diet Analysis

A diet analysis is a tool used to evaluate your eating habits, as well as the quality and quantity of the food you consume on a daily basis. This not only helps you with weight management, but also in determining nutrient deficiencies and risks for nutrition-related illnesses. With the help of a dietitian or nutritionist, you can begin to plan and improve your diet by adding healthier options and getting rid of those that are not.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy seeks to improve overall well-being and treat medical conditions with the help of a dietitian and a carefully crafted diet. The components of the diet will depend mainly on your current health condition and medical history. Nutrition therapy is suitable for all ages and can be done alongside conventional treatment options including medicines. The aim of nutrition therapy is to reduce and even eliminate your reliance on medication.

Nutrition Support Service

Nutrition support refers to the provision of nutrients via a feeding tube (enteral nutrition) or intravenously (parenteral nutrition) for those who are unable to eat adequately on their own mainly because of illnesses. With this service, the type and amount of food, as well as the route and frequency of feeding, can be tailored specifically to each patient’s needs.

At Digestive Centre, we advocate strongly for your health and wellbeing through a multidisciplinary approach to patient care – one that encompasses medicine, nutrition and carefully selected interventions. To find out more, contact us at +65 6737 5388 or send a message to info@digestivecentre.com.sg today.

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