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4a/79-85 Oxford St
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Located in the Waverley Building

Phone 1300 BODY BONE (263 926)

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FAQs

Metabolism refers the chemical and biological energy pathways in your body’s cells. In practical terms, the food you eat is broken down and stored as chemical energy in your cells. When you exercise, your body calls on these chemical energy stores and breaks them down to fuel your activities.

From a 10 minute resting breath sample we are able to measure your body’s daily energy requirements. The test is a very simple process.

Please ensure you:

  • Fast for 4 hours and avoid exercise before the test
  • Avoid beverages with caffeine or other stimulants
  • Avoid dietary supplements which might increase metabolism

A bone density scan will indicate if your bones are in the range of normal, low or osteoporosis. Your doctor will then determine the best course of action, to maintain and/or monitor your bone health, or to commence treatment.

Normal You should ensure you have adequate calcium, enough vitamin D and that you do regular exercise to promote continued bone health.
Osteopenia (Low Bone Density) Your doctor will check your calcium intake, vitamin D level and exercise habits to ensure these are improved for your bone health. Your doctor will also check any conditions or medications which may be affecting your bone health. The aim is to slow bone loss so you don’t develop osteoporosis. You will usually be monitored with a follow up scan in 2 years.
Osteoporosis If you are diagnosed with osteoporosis, your doctor may commence treatment. Your calcium and vitamin D levels will be checked and you may be given specific exercises recommended for your bones. The overall aim is to improve your bone health and to prevent any fractures.

Ask yourself the following questions to assess your risk:

  • Do you have a family history of osteoporosis?
  • Have you ever suffered a broken hip or recently broken a bone from a minor bump or fall?
  • Do you have Coeliac disease?
  • Do you suffer from Rheumatoid arthritis?
  • Have you been taking steroid drugs for longer than 3 months, for example, for the treatment of asthma?
  • For women: Have you reached an early menopause?
  • For men: Do you have low testosterone levels?
  • Do you have an overactive thyroid or parathyroid conditions?
  • Are you receiving treatment for breast or prostate cancer?
  • Have you noticed you’ve lost 3cm or more in height?

If you’re over 50 and you answer yes to any of these questions, you should talk to your doctor about your bone health. You may need a referral for a DEXA Bone Density test.

To prepare for your DEXA scan at Body and Bone please arrive in clothing free from metal (zips or buttons), preferably underwear, shorts and t-shirt or similar. We have disposable gowns available if needed.

To have a scan, you’ll simply be asked to lie flat on the padded table while the arm of the machine passes over your body. The scan only takes 10 around minutes!

A DEXA scan will give you a highly accurate baseline to help you achieve your goals. By knowing your body fat and lean tissue percentage, you can make lifestyle changes to improve your health and reduce your risk for various diseases.

The results of your scan, along with Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and VO2 testing, can also be used to recommend specific information on your ideal caloric intake and energy expenditure, helping you achieve your goals of fat loss or muscle gain quantitatively, virtually eliminating opinion based feedback.

By having your body composition monitored periodically, you will also be able to objectively track your progress towards goals. Quantifying these changes also helps with updating dietary and activity requirements. Feedback from DEXA scans can also be a powerful motivational tool for this purpose.

A Medilink DEXA scan will give you the following measurements, accurate to one tenth of a gram:

  • Bone mineral density, mass & area
  • Muscle – density, mass & area
  • Fat – density, mass & area
  • Fat %, Lean % & Bone %
  • Android/Gynoid Ratio
  • Fat Mass Index
  • Energy Requirements (Basal Metabolic Rate)

Your scan report will also give us a coloured composition image, which is essentially a visual representation of the fat distribution throughout your body. Fatty areas are shown in the greenish areas, appearing more yellow where the fat holds more density. The blue areas represent lean tissue and appear darker where muscle is denser.

On the report, your bone, lean and fat attributes will allow us to monitor the density weight and area of each region of your body. Your calculated weight and composition percentages will be shown at the base of the report. This will all be explained in detail at any DEXA Body Composition scan + Full Consultation appointments.

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DEXA works by passing two (dual) very low dose x-ray beams at differing energy levels through the tissues of the body. Fat, muscle and bone each have different attenuating factors, i.e. different levels of absorption due to their unique densities. It is these attenuating factors that allow the DEXA to calculate relative masses of each tissue type.

What’s unique about DEXA technology is that it not only provides detailed reports on whole body composition, but also specific regions of the body like arms and legs, something no other technology can provide.

A whole body composition scan performed by a Medilink DEXA provides feedback on a client’s body fat, muscle and bone mass. It also produces a detailed composition image to visualise subcutaneous and visceral fat within the body.

Body Composition refers primarily to the distribution of fat, muscle and bone, which are all important factors worth monitoring in order to track changes resulting from diet, exercise, medical conditions and/or medications.

Monitoring your training progress by weighing yourself periodically provides feedback on how heavy you are, but offers no insight into changes in your body composition, that is changes in muscle and fat. In contrast, technologies are available to assess changes in body composition, that is changes in body fat and muscle mass – traits important to anyone who takes their health, fitness and performance seriously.

DEXA is an advanced technology originally used to assess bone health. In recent years it has become recognised as the preferred method for body composition assessment in research studies where changes in body fat and/or muscle mass are important.

At Body and Bone Bondi Junction, we use the state-of-the-art Medilink Medix DR DEXA scanner.