We are a family-run business with over two generations and 30 years of experience. Our founder, Dr. Son Chau, and the rest of the team have helped countless patients achieve their health goals.
Chau Medical Group is proud to offer this unique service to our patients in Orlando. Our body fat analysis is quick, painless, and affordable.
What Is Body Fat Analysis?
Body fat analysis is the process of estimating the body fat percentage of an individual. The average person has between 20-30% body fat, although this varies depending on age, gender, and other factors.
Why Get A Body Fat Analysis?
If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s essential to know how much of your weight is made up of fat, muscle and water so you can set realistic goals. There are people out there with elevated BMI in the obese range but after doing the body analysis, we find that they do not need to lose weight.
A body fat analysis can also help you understand your risk for obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic kidney disease and stroke. To discuss body fat analysis and the implications on health, please consult with one of our providers.
How Is Body Fat Analysis Done?
Bioelectrical Impedance is the method we use for Body Fat Analysis. It works by sending safe, low-level electrical signals through the body (you won’t feel a thing). These signals are then resistant to flow through water, so they will be slowed down by fat tissue. This difference in speed is then used to calculate the body fat percentage. Our cutting-edge equipment can provide information on Percent Body Fat, Skeletal Muscle Mass, Basal metabolic rate (BMR), and other essential parameters. It is painless and you will get results in just one minute. We’re able to keep track of your body analysis for future comparisons.
Another standard method is skinfold measurements, which use calipers to pinch different areas of your skin. Using calipers, measurements are taken at multiple sites on the body, including the chest, waist, hips, and thighs. The caliper measurements are then used to calculate an estimate of the individual’s body fat percentage. Although calipers are widely used, they can be somewhat imprecise and don’t give the same accurate and advanced results as Bioelectrical Impedance.
What Happens During A Body Fat Analysis?
During a body fat analysis at Chau Medical Group, one of our trained staff members will use the Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) device to measure your body composition. Afterward, we will discuss your results with you and help you to understand what they mean. We will also develop a plan with you to help you reach your health goals.
If you are interested in discovering more about our body fat analysis services, you can contact us at (407) 273-9410.