Enhanced therapy decisions and optimized patient care due to additional information (fat, water, muscles; not only weight)
Additional nutritional examination results like phase angle and BIVA help to detect unapparent cachectic states
Precise results, validated by clinical studies
Body water: the right level is crucial
- Monitoring body water is of high interest
- Nutritional factors also play a major role
Kidneys should take in as little protein as possible. On the other hand, too little protein intake can cause cachectic states.
Indication Heart Insufficiency
Vital for the heart: the optimal nutritional treatment
- Worsened prognosis if a patient’s nutritional status is inadequate as a result of the loss of muscle and fat (cardiac cachexia)
- About 15-20 % of patients with chronic heart failure experience cardiac cachexia
Diagnosis is difficult as edema may mask the substantial loss of fat and muscle mass. (Extracellular) water has to be taken into account.
Two heavy burdens: overweight and obesity
- More than 90 % of diabetics have an acquired type 2 diabetes, mainly caused by poor diet and inactive lifestyle
A reduction of fat mass while preserving skeletal muscle mass is indicated. Accurate monitoring of fat and muscle mass, especially by means of Body Composition Chart, helps to control therapies.