Health is a complete state of physical, psychological and social wellbeing. Today this condition is more and more difficult to maintain or to reach due to mainly a decreased food quality (lower quality, polluted and processed) and an increased stress level leading to a worsening of the lifestyle.
- Nutrition more and more compromised due to job routines and rhythms, to negative emotional states and temporary
- A lack or excess of physical activity, with very little knowledge and homemade protocols
- A load of stress that is growing in time due to external factors such as air pollution, digital pollution and noise pollution that go against nature biological capacity to bare
- An excessive individualism that takes us way from happiness in time and to negative emotions
All the above conditions create alterations in the body leading to a negative change in our body composition with a progressive development of Medically Unexplained Symptoms. The gradual increase and repetitiveness of this negative loop will lead, in years or decades, to the development of chronic degenerative diseases.
For this reason it is important to undertake periodic check up of our body composition to eventually take action in a preventive way. Act on those parameters that need to find balance in order not to incur into the possibility of a “long term” disease.
In the latest years, there has been evidence on the capacity of DXA test to analyse the body composition in a very precise and accurate way thanks to its X-ray technology. This piece of very expensive equipment has always been used as gold standard to measure bone density and prevent diseases such as Osteoporosis. It also provides one of the most highly accurate measurements of body composition, registering fat and lean mass distribution throughout the entire body. In simple terms, it is capable of detailing overall, as well as regional, fat mass, lean mass, and bone mass. Whereas in the past the normal Bioimpedence tests provided measures too far from gold standards like DXA, today there are bioimpendence devices able (trough the use of a double frequencies) to give precise and accurate measures as well as the gold standard (hospital standard) ones. One of this Bioelectric Impedence Analyzer (BIA) is present in Ti Sana.
Erica D’Angelo, Founder of Ti Sana: “Many guests that visit Ti Sana have undertaken DXA at least once in their life and it is important for them to know the difference between Ti Sana’s diagnosis and what can the traditional medical approach offers, at which costs and at which level of invasivity”
The advantage of the BIA measurement lays not only on its precision, accuracy, immediacy but also in its not invasivity and hamfullness for the guest. In fact whereas in the DXA technique there’s an absorption of X rays, with the BIA no energy is absorbed by the human body.
Ti Sana’s technique and instruments have been used to carry out scientific studies published in some of the most important medical journals like the Endocrine Journal and the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. In these studies, BIA has been demonstrated to be able to measure all parameters at gold standard level of accuracy and comparable to parameters gathered with invasive diagnostics technology as we can see in the chart below: