Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center is proud to offer the Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) body composition scan! The DEXA scan can help you meet your goals for a happier and healthier you by providing a behind-the-scenes look at how your body works and stores fat.
The DEXA scan is a quick, non-invasive procedure that assesses your body’s composition, including the strength and thickness of your muscle and bones as well as your total fat tissue. All these components are essential to your health, and knowing more about them can help further your weight loss journey.
While lying on the table, the DEXA will scan your body from above with a low x-ray. The scan will measure your soft tissue and bone density. With little to no preparation required, you’ll be done in no time!
A bone density test can detect osteoporosis and monitor improvements during treatment. This test calculates the density of your most vulnerable bones, including forearms, femurs, and the lower spine (lumbar vertebrae).
After the DEXA scan, our team will explain how your body fat is distributed, along with your other scan results.
When you step on a scale, it can be discouraging to see no change or a minimal difference, but it’s important to keep in mind that you may be gaining significant muscle mass as you burn fat, keeping your overall weight at around the same spot. Still, this can make actually losing weight a real challenge.
Unlike a BMI calculation, a DEXA scan can help you determine where and how much fat tissue is actually on your body, helping you target those tricky areas. Shift your focus from losing pounds to shedding the fat and gaining muscle for a stronger and healthier you! Use the DEXA scan throughout your fitness journey to see how far you’ve come!
The DEXA scan at our anti-aging and medical wellness center in McAllen is your tool for weight loss success! If you’re carrying fat in your abs, arms, or legs, the DEXA scan can show you where to target.
Say goodbye to unwanted fat! The DEXA scan is quick, easy, and efficient; why wait any longer! Reach out to our team to learn about your body’s composition so you can work towards becoming stronger and healthier!