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Body Composition Specialist

Marvelous Clinic and Medspa

Weight Loss Clinic & MedSpa located in Katy, TX

Your body composition says a lot about your health. At the Marvelous Clinic and Medspa in Katy, Texas, weight loss specialist Mohamed Mansour, MD, provides DEXA scans to give you substantial information about your body fat, muscle mass, and bone density. This information helps him develop a preventive care plan that discourages chronic disease, including heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Body composition information is also important to track weight loss. To determine your body composition, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Body Composition Q&A

What is a DEXA body scan?

A DEXA body scan is a special type of X-ray that evaluates body composition. It provides invaluable information about your body’s distribution of fat and lean tissue, as well as your bone density.

The DEXA scan offers the most accurate way to measure your body fat percentage and determine if you’re in a healthy zone. That can help you on your weight loss journey and let you know if you’re at a greater risk of certain health conditions.

At the Marvelous Clinic and Medspa, Dr. Mansour helps you interpret your results and offers recommendations based on your body composition. He uses the information to personalize a weight loss plan.

What does a body composition measurement mean?

Your body composition is the ratio of fat to lean tissue. If you have an abundance of fat tissue, it raises your levels of inflammation and risk of disease.

The DEXA body scan gives you information that a scale or looking in the mirror cannot provide. Your body composition analysis includes:

Bone density

The DEXA scan offers valuable information about the density or strength of your bones. This information helps Dr. Mansour assess your risk for bone conditions like osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Muscle mass

It’s healthy to have a greater proportion of muscle tissue on your body. A DEXA scan determines how much of your weight is muscle mass and can also evaluate left versus right symmetry to compare both sides of your body. 

Sometimes, people seem to weigh a lot for their height or are told they have a high body mass index (BMI), a marker some doctors use to diagnose obesity. But, a body composition analysis could reveal that the same person actually has an abundance of muscle mass and is perfectly healthy.

Fat composition

The DEXA scan tells you the percentage of body fat you’re carrying and where it is concentrated. A high amount of fat in your midsection is especially unhealthy, even if you’re a normal weight. This visceral fat raises your total body inflammation and means you’re at greater risk of chronic disease.

Are body composition tests painful?

The DEXA scan is not painful at all. During the test, you lie still on a treatment table while the scanner moves across you. You don’t feel anything during the process.

To get important information about your body composition, contact the Marvelous Clinic and Medspa. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.