DEXA Body Composition Scan
Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center proudly offers the Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) body composition scan! This service offers a behind-the-scenes look at the way your body works and stores fat. The DEXA scan is a non-invasive procedure that assesses your body’s composition, including your total fat tissue and strength and the thickness of muscle and bones. How these components function plays a big part in your health and can further your weight loss journey.
How Does it Work?
DEXA scans your body with a low x-ray to assess your soft tissue and bone density. This is a quick exam with little to no preparation required. We suggest wearing loose clothing with no zippers, belts, or buttons. We also advise you to drink plenty of water and avoid calcium supplements 24 hours before the scan.
What is a Bone Density Test?
A bone density test detects if one has osteoporosis and is used to monitor improvement during treatment. This test calculates the risk of bones most likely to break, including forearms, femurs, and the lower spine (lumbar vertebrae).
After the scan, you can go over the results at our wellness center in McAllen. We’ll explain how your body fat is distributed and other factors, including your:
- Resting metabolic rate.
- Skeletal muscle mass.
- Percentage of body fat.
- Body size-to-fat ratio.
- Body mass (found in bones, muscles, organs) that isn’t fat-related.
- Total visceral adipose tissue that is hormonally active in your body fat.
The DEXA scan at our anti-aging and medical wellness center in McAllen is your tool for weight loss success. Our team is ready to help you, so schedule your appointment today!