SWEDISHAMERICAN MEDICAL CENTER/BELVIDERE
Services | Body Composition Analysis
SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere offers a body composition analysis (body fat test) that can accurately measure lean muscle, fat and bone mass for the entire body.
Importance of Your Body Fat Percentage
The measurement of body fat is more accurate than body mass index for assessing health. A person can have a lot of muscle, but be considered “over-weight” by many height/weight charts. The opposite can also be true—a person can have a lot of fat and little muscle and be “over-fat” but not overweight.
Too little body fat is linked to problems with normal, healthy functioning in both men and women. It also can lead to problems with reproduction in women. Too much body fat, especially when located around the abdomen, increases the risk of many diseases, including type II diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and certain cancers.
For many athletes, performance is improved with optimal body composition. By knowing your body fat percentage, and the range it falls in, you can take measures to improve your health and reduce your risk for various diseases.
Benefits of Having the Test
SwedishAmerican's exam is non-invasive, precise and reliable, and is done on an FDA-approved bone density machine (DEXA), which is considered to be the gold standard in measuring body composition. It provides data on different body regions, as well as a whole body assessment, which is useful for tracking health, exercise, nutrition and weight loss results.
The body composition analysis is completely painless and takes only 30 minutes. Patients are given results at the completion of the exam and are directed to consult with their physician to discuss questions. The cost is $90, which is paid out of pocket (patients are given a form to submit to their insurance company).
To Schedule an Appointment
To schedule a body composition analysis please call (779) 696-7676. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m..