Learn More About Your Bone, Muscle, and Fat Composition with a Body Composition Scan!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the relative concentration of bone, muscle, and fat within your body? A body composition scan is a simple, easy way to learn this information and use it to maximize your fitness routine and improve your overall health.
Better Life is proud to offer our patients body composition scans in our Charlotte and Charleston offices. These scans are often undergone as part of our age management treatments for both men and women. If you’d like more information about any of the services we offer or are interested in scheduling an appointment with us, contact Better Life today!
What is a Body Composition Scan?
A body composition scan is an invaluable part of our practice. This technique can be used to precisely analyze the body’s bone, fat, and muscle composition. At Better Life, we’re proud to use the gold standard of body composition scanning machines — the DXA scanner.
The DXA, or “dual-energy absorptiometry” scanner, is the most precise and accurate way to measure body fat composition available today. In addition to measuring the concentration of fat and muscle within the body, this machine can also be used to show patients exactly where their fat and muscles are most tightly concentrated. The DXA scanner can also be used to inform patients about their overall bone density, as well as the bone density of particular bones.
What Can a Body Composition Scan do for You?
A body composition scan is an excellent way to assess a patient’s overall health and fitness. It can help patients establish a baseline level to measure the results of a new training program. Once this training program has been in effect, a body composition scan can help these same patients view the results of their hard work.
Patients can also undergo a body composition scan to help protect themselves against bone breakage. By the age of 25, both men and women begin losing bone density. This bone loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including biological changes and genetic factors. Bone loss becomes more common in women over the age of 50 and men over the age of 70 because of the hormone fluctuations that occur at this point in their lives.
Because broken bones can become harder to heal as people grow older, undergoing the precautionary measure of a body composition scan can help patients understand more about the strength of their bones in various areas of their body and prevent future breakage. Using this information, our physicians and Dr. Barber can recommend bone strengthening supplements and exercises.
If you’re interested in undergoing a body composition scan and learning more about your body, we can help! Contact Better Life today to schedule a consultation appointment.