Expert Endocrinology Services Tailored to Your Metabolic Health
At Atlantic Endocrinology, we understand that each individual’s metabolic health is unique. Our specialized team of endocrinologists is dedicated to providing comprehensive assessments, including the Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test, to help you understand your body’s specific needs.
By uncovering the secrets of your metabolism, we empower you to make informed decisions about your health and wellness. Whether you’re dealing with metabolic disorders, weight management issues, or simply seeking to optimize your health, our personalized approach ensures that you receive the care and guidance necessary for achieving your health goals.
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Meet our team of experienced endocrinologists, nutritionists, and health professionals at Atlantic Endocrinology. Each member brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to healthcare, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care for your metabolic health needs.
If you’re searching for the top resting metabolic rate test in New York, look no further. We’re located in Queens. Our team offers a range of services to our patients and is always eager to answer any questions you may have:
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Metabolism is an essential function for weight management and general health. Measuring resting metabolic rate enables your doctor to determine whether metabolism is fast or slow. Furthermore, RMR testing reveals if the body utilizes carbohydrates or fats for energy. This information often helps to determine the number of calories a person needs to maintain and how many the person may need to lose or gain weight. In endocrinology, RMR is valuable to the diagnosis and management of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, overactive thyroid, mitochondrial disorders, and COPD.
Weight management depends upon the energy balance equation: the amount of energy you put into your body (your caloric intake) versus the amount of energy you expend. The best way to lose body fat is to maintain a negative energy balance.
An RMR test answers the question, how much should you eat? Your RMR is your body’s baseline caloric requirement. Knowing your RMR enables you to:
• Set accurate individualized calorie targets to help you lose, gain, or maintain your weight.
• Verify if a training or nutrition program has increased or decreased your metabolism.
• Compare the speed of your metabolism to others of your gender, age, height and weight.
RMR testing is convenient and comfortable. The test is conducted in a seated position. The patient wears a mask that fits over the nose and mouth to enable us to measure oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output. No extra air is provided in the mask; air in the environment seeps through. Throughout the test, a member of our team will also monitor your heart rate and rhythm through EKG leads.
Knowing how many calories you expend at rest will allow your doctor to adjust your training and nutritional intake to suit your health and fitness goals. We can calculate the basal metabolic rate using our RMR screening.
Fundamentally, your body needs a certain amount of energy to stay alive – to keep your heart beating, your brain functioning, etc.
Larger people will need more energy than smaller people because larger people have more tissue to sustain. Additionally, your body composition will also affect your RMR because fat tissue and lean tissue burn calories at different rates. However, factors other than body composition – including genetics, stress, hormone levels, and age – will contribute to your RMR as well.
The RMR test measures how many calories your body burns at rest, providing key insights into your metabolic health.
Understanding your RMR can guide nutritional and lifestyle choices, aiding in weight management and overall health.
Yes, the test is non-invasive, safe, and conducted in a relaxed setting.
The test typically takes around 30 minutes to complete.
Yes, by understanding your metabolic rate, we can tailor weight loss strategies to your needs.