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Comprehensive Hormone Profile:

TEST INCLUDES:


Cortisol 4 x AM, Noon, Evening, Night, DHEA, Estradiol (E2), Progesterone (Pg), Testosterone (TT)
For the initial assessment of endocrine and hormone imbalance affecting with few or more of the following symptoms:

• Fatigue
• Sleep disorder
• Body Ache/Fibromyalgia
• High Blood Sugar
• Weight Gain
• Elevated triglyceride/ or Cholesterol
• Multiple chemical sensitivity
• Depression
• Breast tenderness
• Vaginal dryness
• Skin dryness and wrinkles
• Low sex derive/libido
• Irritability


DESCRIPTION:


Hormones play a powerful influence over all physical, psychological and emotional behavior. Problems with weight gain, memory loss, insomnia, stress, joint pain, digestion, blood pressure, high cholesterol/high triglyceride, sugar cravings, addictions, sexual dysfunctions, and problems associated with the immune system, are all influenced by the endocrine system. Endocrine problems lead to a wide spectrum of symptoms that leads to causing diseases, in most cases can be reversed using natural methods, such as bio identical hormone replacement therapy.

A primary cause of the aging process in both men and women is an imbalance of hormone levels which is responsible in large part for infertility, decreased energy and muscle strength, loss of libido and sex derive, depression, mood swings, irritability inability to concentrate, ache and joint pain and an increase in the symptoms of PMS and menopause. Research has shown that the use of natural hormone replacement therapy can be useful for aging process and provide benefits for both men and women.


REQUIREMENT(S):


Test name (s): Comprehensive Hormone Profile
Test Code: SCP0012
Sample: Saliva 1 (ml)
Method: EIA (Enzyme Immune Assay)

Basic Hormone Profile

TEST INCLUDES:


Cortisol Morning (AM), DHEA, Estradiol, Progesterone, and Testosterone
For the assessment of sex hormone and adrenal dysfunction with the following symptoms:

• Hot Flashes
• Night sweats
• Changes in mood
• Irritability
• Vaginal dryness
• Depression
• Bone loss and osteoporosis
• Acne
• Increased facial/body hair
• Skin dryness and wrinkles
• Dryness of the vagina and decreased sexual sensation
• Bladder infections
• Breast tenderness
• Urinary incontinence
• Irregular menstrual cycles
• Uterine Fibroids
• Impaired memory


DESCRIPTION:


Hormones play a powerful influence over all physical, psychological and emotional behavior. Problems with weight gain, memory loss, insomnia, stress, joint pain, digestion, blood pressure, high cholesterol/high triglyceride, sugar cravings, addictions, sexual dysfunctions, and problems associated with the immune system, are all influenced by the endocrine system. Endocrine problems lead to a wide spectrum of symptoms that leads to causing diseases, in most cases can be reversed using natural methods, such as bio identical hormone replacement therapy.

A primary cause of the aging process in both men and women is an imbalance normal hormone levels which is responsible in large part for infertility, decreased energy and muscle strength, loss of libido and sex derive, depression, mood swings, irritability inability to concentrate, ache and joint pain and an increase in the symptoms of PMS and menopause. Research has shown that the use of natural hormone replacement therapy can be useful for aging process and provide benefits for both men and women.


REQUIREMENT(S):


Test name(s): Basic Hormone Imbalance Profile
Test Code: BHP0013
Sample: Saliva 1 (ml)
Method: EIA (Enzyme Immune Assay)

Menopause Profile

TEST INCLUDES:


Estradiol, Estrone, Estriol, Progesterone, Testosterone

For the assessment of hormone imbalance due to menopausal symptoms, initiate Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and evaluate the risk of breast and endometrial cancer

Menopause profile salivary hormone test is to assess the hormone levels of estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone, and testosterone in women. Results can be used to assess hormone imbalances contributing to menopausal symptoms as well as various systemic disorders. Assessment of hormonal imbalances enables the hormone replacement practitioner to customize a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) program.

In menopausal stage, a marked decrease in estrogen production can result in distinct changes in female physiology and psychological behavior. Dramatic reductions in hormone levels or imbalances between estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can lead to:

• Hot flashes
• Vaginitis
• Dyspareunia
• Impaired memory
• Elevated Cholesterol/triglyceride
• Accelerated aging of skin/ skin dryness and wrinkles

By the time a woman reaches menopause, her total estrogen production has typically declined by 70-80% and her androgen production by 50%. Lower hormonal levels or imbalance of hormonal levels are associated with increased risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. In addition, potential functional impairments include:

• Immune regulation
• Mood control/ swing
• High blood sugar
• Low Sex drive/Low libido
• Cognition

Establishing baseline hormone levels of estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone is critical in determining the need for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). A normal level of Hormone, indicating that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not needed. Reference ranges are based on non-supplementing post-menopausal women. Excess levels of estradiol, estrone, or testosterone may signify a higher risk of breast or endometrial cancer.


REQUIREMENT(S):


Test name(s): Menopause Profile
Test Code: CM0014
Sample: Saliva 1 (ml)
Method: EIA (Enzyme Immuno Assay)

Adrenal Stress Profile

TEST INCLUDES:


Cortisol 4x AM, Noon, evening, Night, and DHEA

For the assessment of adrenal function resulted due to cortisol hormone imbalance. The adrenal dysfunction not only affects short-term response to stress, but adrenal imbalance may affect the adrenals’ ability to produce and balance other hormones crucial to long-term health and well-being such as DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

Cortisol is a well-known marker of hypothalamus pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity. This steroid can easily be measured in saliva, enabling patients to collect samples in the comfort of their home at any time of day, even in stressful situations.

Cortisol is also known as a stress hormone. Cortisol is the major glucocorticoid produced in the adrenal cortex. It is normally released in response to any physical and psychological events. Cortisol’s imbalance plays many roles in the body’s effort to carry out its processes and maintain homeostasis. Cortisol is actively involved in the regulation of calcium absorption, blood pressure maintenance, anti-inflammatory function, gluconeogenesis, gastric acid and pepsin secretion, and immune function. The salivary cortisol test is the preferred test for adrenal function and a well-accepted, noninvasive, reliable indication of knowing cortisol levels.
Signs & Symptoms of Higher Cortisol Levels:

• Memory lapses
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Fatigue
• Stomach ulcers
• High blood pressure
• Increased levels of cholesterol
• Weight gain/loss
• Sweet cravings
• Insulin resistance
• Heart disease
• Osteoporosis
• Frequent illnesses


SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF LOWER CORTISOL LEVELS:


• Fatigue
• Stress intolerance
• Cold intolerance
• Inflammation
• Weight gain due to lack of proper blood sugar levels
• Aches and pains
• Fibromyalgia
• Prolonged illnesses
• Common colds
• Alcoholism
• Depression
• Joint pains
• Heart disease
• Sleep difficulties
• Asthma


REQUIREMENT(S):


Test name(s): Adrenal Stress Profile
Test Code: AS0015
Sample: Saliva 1 (ml)
Method: EIA (Enzyme Immuno Assay)

Diurnal Cortisol Profile

TEST INCLUDES:


Cortisol Morning, Noon, Evening, and Night

For the assessment of cortisol level which has a long term effect on body develops stress and depression.

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced in the cortex of the adrenal glands. The normal level of cortisol hormone serves many important functions in the body such as regulating and maintains blood pressure, metabolism, cardiovascular function, blood sugar and providing energy for exercise and activity. Cortisol also regulates the body’s use of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Cortisol also plays a key role in the immunity and healing processes. Cortisol helps in responding to and coping with stress, trauma and psychological extremes. Cortisol also enhances the integrity of blood vessels and reduces allergic and inflammatory responses. High levels of cortisol can lower the body immunity and inflammatory responses, as well as slow down the wound healing process.

However, increase cortisol levels from prolonged or chronic stress can cause suppression of thyroid function, cognitive impairment, increased blood pressure, decreased bone density, and blood sugar imbalances. High stress levels leads to produce high levels of cortisol. Many times we do not realize having a higher more prolonged level of cortisol in our systems due to chronic stress and contribute to:

• High blood pressure
• Lowered immune function
• Increased belly fat
• High cholesterol
• Suppressed thyroid function
• Impaired alertness and mental function


HIGH CORTISOL SYMPTOMS


High and prolonged cortisol a level has a negative effect, such as:

• Weight gain
• Lower immune system
• Increased appetite and food cravings
• Increased body fat
• Decreased muscle mass
• Decreased bone density
• Mood swings – irritability and anger
• Anxiety and depression
• Decreased sex drive
• Learning and memory impairment
• Increased PMS and menopausal symptoms
• Irregular menstrual periods
• High blood pressure
• Insomnia, difficulty sleeping
• Headaches
• Ulcers
• Fatigue


REQUIREMENT(S):


Test name(s): Adrenal Stress Profile
Test Code: DS0015
Sample: Saliva 1 (ml)
Method: EIA (Enzyme Immuno Assay)