Metabolism Measurement

Mariame iraki provides the service of measuring the Resting Metabolic Rate. She uses the desktop indirect calorimeter with canopy using the dilution technique for accurate measurements of the Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) in a clinical setting.

The use of a ventilated hood makes the test highly comfortable allowing patients to breathe freely. The ventilated hood can also be used for long periods of time with minimal discomfort and no air leaks from the system. The accuracy of the equipment has been validated against the “gold standard” Douglas Bag.

The amount of energy required (calories per day) by each individual can be very diverse. Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the daily amount of calories burned at rest to maintain vital body functions. The majority of the calories your body burns each day are those just to remain alive. In a sedentary person, RMR accounts for up to 80% of the total daily energy expenditure.

Measuring your individual metabolism (RMR), and estimating the energy required by your body to sustain your lifestyle and physical activity will help to know your daily energy expenditure. These three variables would help providing you with a scientifically recommended daily food intake based upon your individual metabolism.

Like most health assessments there are certain guidelines you need to follow. To get an accurate Resting Metabolic Measurement, be sure to comply with the guidelines provided to you prior your appointment.

Please click on the link below to download the guidelines to follow prior the RMR measurement. Guidelines for the RMR measurement