A DEXA scan is the most accurate way to measure your body composition. It’s fast, convenient, and the results can serve as a tool for individuals whose aim is optimal body composition or those in a weight management program. Equally convenient & comfortable body composition testing options are inaccurate and misleading due to bad data.
Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is the most thoroughly validated assessment of bone mineral density. A DEXA scan includes analysis of the total body, hips and lumbar vertebrae. DEXA results are used to assess bone health and the risk for developing osteoporosis.
With aging, balance and mobility typically become an issue. Additionally, our bones go from thick and strong to thinning and fragile, which makes injuries all the more likely. Anyone entering the 60-year-old age bracket knows that a hip fracture can be life threatening.
Rest assured, we have the ability to scan specific areas as well as the entire body. DEXA involves the use of X-ray beams sent through the body at different energy levels. This helps to determine the risk and progression of osteoporosis; early detection is especially important for those in their 40’s and 50’s.
Two of the most well known places for mineral loss are the lumbar spine and the hips. These areas play a critical role in living a pain-free life. We can measure changes in bone density to the nearest tenth of percent which allows thorough diagnosis.
People who don’t look overweight are not exempt from increased body fat and low muscle mass, often accompanied by osteopenia or osteoporosis. The fat around your organs may not be the most apparent but it is the most deadly. These “skinny fat” people are at particularly high risk for fractures.
Osteopenia (low bone density) and osteoporosis (very low bone density) increase the risk of fractures. Low bone density is not just a woman’s problem-- many men have it as well.
The ability to tap into this previously inaccessible data on body composition not only uncovers disease risk, it gives us a reliable baseline on how we can set realistic goals. Visceral fat will be more of a priority due to its link to disease development. Without an accurate understanding of which type impacts you, it would be very difficult to treat effectively.
Utilizing the DEXA scan, we can get an accurate reading of your total overall fat mass vs your lean mass. We can also identify areas where you have the most fat accumulation, which will play a big part in designing a specific plan based around your body.
Although it is necessary to have some body fat for optimal health, too much is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and even many cancers. Cenegenics testing was designed to help you reach optimal levels of body fat and lower your risk of many diseases.
After your initial scan, your Cenegenics physician will cover all detailed results and metrics. While diagnosis and treatment are crucial elements of a successful program, our aim is also to help you gain a solid understanding of what’s going on inside your body.
There has never been a better way to uncover your true risk factors than with Cenegenics full body composition scan. This creates the foundation for an individualized program based on your unique needs, goals and lifestyle. Your one-of-a-kind program will help you reach specific goals and improve your overall health, including increased longevity, energy and performance.
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