Hormone Testing

Hormone Testing
HORMONE TESTING  During coaching, we always look at toxins first. Then we look downstream to the others. My favorite is the 24 hour hormone test, which consists of the estrogen metabolism test. This to me gives the most information to the practitioner for understanding where toxins are causing the disruption. I like to surround this test with a look at the function of the other important glands. The thyroid, adrenals, and the pituitary are a must to evaluate the entire system.
Remember, just adding hormones is often like throwing gasoline on a fire. If we don’t look upstream and address what we find, it will be a neverending battle. Believe me, I know. For years I chased my thyroid, adrenal, hormonal, and pituitary issues to no avail. It wasn’t until I found my mercury problem and started to address it that I started to really get well.
Estradial testing (Serum) – Used as a flag for elevated estrogen only. This does not give the ratio of good to bad estrogen. If this test is elevated or patient history of estrogen dominant health issues, we recommended the estrogen ratio test from Genova Labs. Note: Someone with low estrogen can still have too much bad estrogen, therefore a history must be taken.
Progesterone (Serum) – I prefer women to be on the higher side of progesterone. If patient is on the lower side of the range, supplementation is usually recommended.
Testosterone Free and Total – This test is performed on most of my male patients because testosterone is very important for male cancers and general feeling of well being. I run this test on some females as well depending on their medical history and symptoms. IE: women with acne issues or irregular menstruation cycles. This can indicate PCOS (Poly cystic ovarian syndrome). Optimal range for total male testosterone 800-1200. Free testosterone should be above 10.
DHEA – Precursor to testosterone.
Standing Aldosterone – This is a great test to assess adrenal function.
Genova Labs Complete Hormones –  This is the most comprehensive urinary hormone metabolism evaluation designed to assist in the prevention and treatment of hormone-related symptoms and conditions. This provides clues about menstrual irregularities, infertility, menopause, fatigue, breast cancer, and osteoporosis. Estrogen Ratio Metabolism Test is included in this profile.
The Adrenal Stress Index™ (ASI™) – Was introduced by Diagnos-Techs in 1989 to evaluate stress, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. It is a simple non-invasive test utilizing four saliva samples collected at specified time periods during the day. Since the human adrenal gland does not secrete its steroid hormones at a constant level throughout the day, the Adrenal Stress Index™ (ASI™) provides the clinician with an comprehensive assessment of adrenal function throughout the daily cycle. The ASI panel consists of ten (10) saliva tests: Cortisol (x4),17-OH Progesterone, DHEA/DHEA-S, Insulin (x2), Gliadin Ab, and Secretory IgA.

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