Why analyze your hormones?
Your hormones are everything to great health! If you are not feeling yourself and always tired and have no energy, especially brain fog, there is a good chance your hormones are out of balance. With all the daily stress that many of us encounter, our Cortisol levels (Stress hormones) will be extremely high and out of balance. There hormones are so strong they will dominate all your other hormones. Your body knows that your survival hormones help you in “fight or flight” situations to get out of trouble, but are not designed for daily use. So you see your other hormones that keep you healthy, calm, and rejuvenate your body and mind have taken a back seat. This test will show you where your hormones are currently at. To stay young and healthy testing your hormones is vitally important in today’s fast paced lifestyle.
Get your hormones tested today! It will be one of the most important things that you can do for yourself.
Why analyze Female sex hormones?
As girls mature to women, hormonal changes orchestrate the process leading to the beginning of menstruation. There are two phases during a woman’s menstrual cycle.
The first phase is considered the estrogen-dominant phase (prior to ovulation), and the second phase is progesterone-dominant (post-ovulation). The monthly shifts between estrogen to progesterone are crucial to a woman’s health.
Women normally produce small amounts of testosterone. This “male” hormone helps women stay strong, fit and sexually active, and may protect against breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. DHEA is the precursor to both female and male sex hormones and is released with cortisol under stress conditions. Measuring hormone levels is an important proactive step in health maintenance. Many “vague” symptoms result from hormone imbalance and can be treated if properly identified.
Symptoms of the reproductive and menopausal years:
Breast pain and/or tenderness (Key symptom)
■Cysts and lumps (breast, uterine)
■Depression / insomnia
■Irregular menstrual cycles
Once you find out where your hormones are at, a nutritional protocol will be set in place for you to “naturally” return your body back to its normal state of balance.
Why analyze Male sex hormones?
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and is released in pulses throughout the day. It is what makes man an man!
Testosterone production rises during puberty. After 35, free testosterone becomes less available due to increased testosterone-binding proteins and decrease in testosterone-releasing cells. Low testosterone levels or high stress in men’s early 20’s or 30’s may cause symptoms similar to going through the natural decline of testosterone. DHEA is the precursor to both female and male sex hormones, as well as to the stress hormone cortisol.
The balance of testosterone with other estrogens, progesterone, DHEA, and cortisol influences men’s health. Higher estrogen levels with low testosterone levels have been correlated with an increased risk of prostate problems. High cortisol and DHEA can increase anxiety, lower immunity and destabilize blood sugar, as well as the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Here are some symptoms of low Testosterone:
■Decrease mental ability
■Decreased sex drive
■Decline in muscle strength and mass
How does Stress hormones affect the body?
Stress comes in many forms: mental, physiological, and environmental, but all forms of stress can generate a physiological response. The capacity to handle daily stress is influenced by factors that strain body systems, such as: allergies, environmental pollutants, infections, sleep deprivation, and mental illnesses.
Physical and emotional stress cause cortisol and DHEA release from adrenal glands. Cortisol helps the body respond to stress by increasing glucose metabolism for quick energy, decreasing immune response and stimulating a cascade of other hormones. DHEA heightens your awareness and memory retrieval while decreasing emotional response. The stress response is overall beneficial in handling immediate challenges. However, it is not healthy to be in a constant “fight or flight” which contributes to accelerated aging.
Contemporary life provides little time for people to allow their bodies to recover from stress. Chronic stress impacts cardiovascular health, reproduction, mental health and increases cancer risk.