Non Surgical Procedures
Weight loss - dxa scan
The Australian Wellness & Cosmetic Institute, based on the Sunshine Coast, is serious about the health and wellness issues associated with obesity and weight gain.
Aided by a DXA scan, we can detect obesity before complications occur.
Dr Araghi will assess the underlying condition and with the the help of a range of nutriceuticals, our Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist we develop a mentorship program for you.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
If you suffer from:
- Recurrent diarrhea
- Chronic recurrent abdominal pain
- Indigestion/flatulence or excessive burping
These symptoms might be associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or even gut Dysbiosis. In most cases, you have to have functional medical tests to assess your gut flora and enzyme functions to assess the balance of the good and bad gut bacteria as well as the gut lining and inflammation.
DXA Body Composition Scan
Although a simplistic description, the human body is comprised of fat mass and fat-free mass (water, protein and mineral). In order to assess the obesity or health implications of excess fat in the body, anthropometric measurements including weight and height, are very defective and do not provide accurate information in particular for the people who are either obese or athletic.
The Gold Standard of measuring body composition is done by Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan.
The whole process will take approximately 15 minutes.
The actual DXA scan will only take about 7 minutes.
A DXA scan will cost $85 and if you have a private health insurance you may be claim a rebate through your insurer depending on your type of cover.
In order to achieve best-standardised results, you need to present for your scan in the morning while fasting from the night before. We highly advise you not to drink any water or fluids in the morning before the scan.
Depending on your weight loss or athletic goals we usually recommend one scan every 3 months.
The technician will give a print copy of your results as well as email PDF copy. You will need to make an appointment to see Dr. Ali Araghi for a free 10-minute consultation to discuss your results. Dr. Araghi can investigate the causes contributing to your scan findings and develop a systemic metabolic and nutritional approach to improve your health.