Breath Acetone Analysis
WHAT IS BREATH ACETONE ANALYSIS?
Understanding a patient’s ability to burn fat is a critical piece of their weight loss journey and road to success. At Dr. Amir’s Weight Loss and Metabolism Center, we use an FDA-cleared breath analysis device to accurately predict individualized fat loss per week by measuring the amount of acetone in the breath.
HOW DOES BREATH ACETONE ANALYSIS WORK?
When your body’s metabolism burns fat, what is actually happening is that your liver breaks down fats into chemicals called ketones. The body then burns the ketones for energy. When your body relies on this process as its main source of energy, the liver produces extra ketones and your body is said to be in “ketosis”. While in ketosis your body is metabolizing (burning) fat at a faster rate than normal. Acetone is the most common ketone, so we measure the amount of acetone in your breath to predict the rate at which your body is burning fat.
HOW DOES KNOWING YOUR ACETONE LEVELS HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?
Measuring the rate at which you are burning fat on any given day lets your doctor know how effective your weight loss plan is. Having this knowledge allows you and your doctor to keep up what is working while reducing time spent on weight loss programs that are not moving you towards your goals.
If you are seeking medically supervised weight-loss based on scientifically proven methodologies then reach out to Dr. Amir’s Weight Loss and Metabolism Center today for an initial consultation.
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