What you can expect:
Body Composition Test with BIA
Your BIO-IMPEDENCE ANALYSIS (BIA) shows your measurement of body fat in relation to lean body muscle mass. A BIA is usually performed during your physical exam, which is commonly your second visit with Dr. Emina.
You will also learn:
- How toxic your body is
- If you are drinking enough water
- How many calories you are burning in a day
- Your real age vs. your chronological age
- If you are burning fat or muscle
- How healthy your cells are
Excess body fat can greatly increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc. Lowering your body fat helps reduce the risk of a variety of serious health condition. Help your body to function properly for healthy aging!
Fully clothed, comfortable, painless and quick… the assessment is a very accurate measurement used to create an effective personalized plan for optimal health and a lifetime of wellbeing! The following guidelines should be followed to prepare for your body composition assessment
BIA Pre-Test Preparation:
- Consume 2 to 4 glasses of water 2 hours prior
- No alcohol within 24 hours prior
- No food, exercise, or caffeine for 4 hours prior
- No diuretic medications for 6 hours prior
- Void body of fluids prior to test
- Remove all metal jewelry prior to test
- Do not wear pantyhose
Pelvic & Breast Exams
Dr. Emina is able to provide pelvic examinations for vaginal, uterine, and ovarian health by administering in office gynecological exams, Pap Smear tests, and vaginal swabs in a relaxing and non-stressful environment.
The Papanicolaou test (Pap Smear) is a method of cervical screening used to detect potentially precancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix (opening of the uterus or womb). Your pap smear is sent to the BC Cancer Agency and usually take 4-5 weeks to report your results. The current recommendation is to have a Pap smear every 3 years, beginning at the age of 25.
It is important to have your ears examined, before having an ear lavage. An otoscope is placed into the opening of your ear to examine for excess cerumen (ear wax). The otoscope shines a light into your ear and magnifies the image. If there is excess wax buildup or foreign materials (and not something more serious, like a perforation or infection), then you can proceed with an ear lavage.
Dr. Emina will have you lay down comfortably in the office while she uses a syringe to insert water or a water and saline mixture into the ear to flush out the wax. You may feel slight discomfort from the water in your ear. It is also important to Preparation for an Ear Lavage. We recommend patients to apply one to two drops of olive oil or a garlic/mullein oil into each ear at bedtime for 3 nights in a row prior to the day of your appointment. This will help to soften the wax for easy removal.
Common side effects of ear lavage may include temporary dizziness, ear canal discomfort, pressure or tenderness, tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Side effects are typically short-lasting and go away within a day.
When you book acupuncture treatments with Dr. Emina, tongue and pulse assessment from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective is used to assess for underlying dysfunction in energy, mood, and general health. Pulse evaluation will often accompany most acupuncture appointments.
Dr. Emina may also order additional blood work or screening tests for further assessment based on your unique concerns, pre-existing risk factors for disease, or family medical history.