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A DEXA (DXA) Scan is the most accurate, simple, and powerful way to get information and feedback that helps you lose body fat, build more muscle, and improve your overall health and fitness.
A DEXA/DXA Scan can change everything you know about your body. From your bone density and your risk of a fracture, to your body composition and total body fat in precise locations, the DEXA results from the scans are individual to you. Thanks to DEXA testing, you can change your diet to increase your calcium intake and take preventive measures so fractures never happen. You can transform your workout routine and lifestyle habits to maximize results and health. The DEXA Scan can help you live your best life. If you want to learn more or CONTACT US today.
DEXA means dual-energy absorptiometry. It is the premier standard for measuring body composition and bone health. It's the preferred method trusted by medical professionals, researchers, and sports clinics around the world.
A DEXA (DXA) scan is a simple and easy 10-minute test that measures your total body fat and includes the exact breakdown of bone mass, fat tissue, and muscle in your body.
Your results are not an estimate. They're the most precise and reliable body fat test available today.
By utilizing our DEXA Scan technology, Core Sports Health will help you understand a more comprehensive approach to your body's current health and future health plan.
What is the DXA Scan?
DXA stands for Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry. This scan uses two X-ray beams to scan the body in a noninvasive way, and thus the exposure to radiation is low. The DXA Scan is quick, taking approximately ten minutes to complete, with the two beams running through your body and measuring your bone density and body composition. According to CNN, this scan is one of the most accurate tests currently available for body composition testing.
Identifying Health Conditions
DXA Scans are incredibly popular for identifying an individual’s chance of developing osteoporosis. Currently, this test is the most accurate method for determining whether you are at risk for osteoporosis. The results will also show your risk of developing a fracture in the future. By utilizing this knowledge, you can take strategics steps to raise your calcium levels and reduce your future risk.
Identifying conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, chronic renal disease, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and respiratory disease is simple and convenient with a DEXA Scan.
Dexa Body Composition
DEXA Scans are for more than just bones; they also provide a comprehensive scan for measuring body composition. The scan is FDA approved to quantify dangerous levels of deep belly fat, also known as visceral fat. The fat is found padded in the spaces between abdominal organs and is linked to a number of health problems including metabolic disturbances, the risk for cardiovascular disease, breast cancer (in women), and type-2 diabetes. This fat is also directly linked with higher cholesterol and insulin resistance, and is typically influenced by heredity and hormones.
Why the Dexa/DXA Scan Will Help You
Knowing your percentage of fat can tell you how much exercise and diet you need in order to reclaim your belly. Not only will you discover the percentage of visceral fat, but the scans will also reveal the specific areas where the body fat is located. This information will allow you to build a specific fitness and dietary plan built around the needs of your body. When you target specific ‘problem areas’ on your body with your workouts, you may see better and faster results.
The DEXA body scan also provides you with the exact location of lean muscle. Muscle plays a key role in metabolism and preventing pathologic conditions and chronic diseases. Maintaining muscle mass is also important for preventing bone thinning/osteoporosis. Specifically, targeting these muscles and strengthening them will allow you to improve your balance, blood sugar, and sleep.