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Body Composition Analysis

Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center

Family Medicine Physicians & Obesity Medicine Specialists located in Cibolo, TX

Excess body fat increases your risk of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic health conditions. If you’re at risk of developing a chronic disease or already have one, cardiometabolic health physician Stephen Carter, MD, and his medical team can help. At Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center in Cibolo, Texas, they use body composition analysis to detect disease risk factors before serious complications arise. Call Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center to learn more or use the online scheduler today.

Body Composition Analysis Q & A

What is body composition analysis?

Body composition analysis is a screening strategy that helps establish your chronic disease risk factors. It involves:

Body fat analysis

Dr. Carter uses a special machine to analyze your body fat to lean muscle and water ratios. Your overall and abdominal body fat percentages are indicators of how healthy you are and your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other chronic health conditions.

Endothelial function tests

Dr. Carter uses a device called Max Pulse to analyze your endothelial function. Your endothelium is the inner lining of your blood vessels. Having a healthy endothelium protects you against developing heart disease and having a heart attack or stroke in the future.

Max Pulse measures arterial pulse waves to determine if you have circulation blockage, arterial stiffness, hardening of the arteries, or stress within your body. The device also analyzes heart rate variability and autonomic nervous system function.

This helps Dr. Carter establish your risk of heart and blood vessel disorders that might lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Do I need a body composition analysis?

Dr. Carter lets you know if you’re a good candidate for a body composition analysis based on your body mass index (BMI) and chronic disease risk factors. Everybody can benefit from this important health screening tool, and it could even save your life.

What should I expect during body composition analyses?

During body composition analysis, Dr. Carter and his staff measure your body fat percentage using a special machine. They use Max Pulse to detect endothelial function, using a photoelectric clip that attaches to your fingertip and measures blood flow. Both procedures are quick, painless, and noninvasive, with no downtime.

What do the results mean?

Dr. Carter reviews your results to determine if you have chronic disease risk factors, including arterial hardening, that require treatment. Your personalized treatment plan might include dietary or exercise counseling, medical weight loss, dietary supplements, or taking certain medications.

Don’t let excess abdominal fat or other chronic disease risk factors progress to a serious health complication. Schedule a body composition analysis with Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center by phone or online today.