At Weight Loss Clinic Los Angeles, we have the most advanced diagnostic testing to give you unambiguous results.
Body composition scanning gives you an absolute analysis of collaborating with both patient and doctor to make positive resolutions in modern healthcare. A body composition scanner will compute the mass of muscle, bone, and fat in your body. At our office, we have the GE Lunar iDXA, which is used comprehensively on NBC’s popular show called “The Biggest Loser.” It gives you the most precise body composition analysis at hand today. This is important because it gives you and your doctor access to the progression you have made with your workouts, and it gives you accurate results as to where the muscle is forming. It also tells you where fat is being lost.
The body composition scanner calculates the losses and gains the patient has in muscle and fat, which evaluates weight loss management programs. It also produces a tracking system that is exceptionally accommodating in allowing us to design the perfect nutritional programs, particularly for our patients and their needs.
Laboratory blood work is a laboratory technique where blood is withdrawn from the patient’s major veins. Laboratory blood work can establish a patient’s biochemical and physiological condition, check organ functions, and help in treatment. Blood testing is usually performed during a patient’s annual physical or when your doctor suspects an infection or illness. A blood test will help detect any problems the patient may have.
Here at Weight Loss Clinic Los Angeles, our doctors are passionate about our patients’ healthcare and exercise plans. At our clinic, we offer VO2 max testing. VO2 max testing can help us gauge our patients’ overall fitness, cardiac health,, and lung function. VO2 max exercise testing can also give us information on our patients’ fitness level endurance, and can serve as a guide for advanced exercise programs.
When using the VO2 max, our patients will be attached to a mask and on the treadmill at a slow pace. With one-minute intervals, the treadmill’s pace will intensify until the patient has hit their maximum capacity. During all this time, the total amount of oxygen utilized and carbon dioxide used is measured along with the patient’s heart rate.
The test usually takes about one hour to complete; then, we go over the results with our patient as protocol.