Endocrine System Diagnostic Testing
Endocrine system diagnostic testing is an integral part of our program for finding out the hidden causes of your health problems. An optimally functioning endocrine system is vital to restoring and maintaining good health. The endocrine system is a family of glands and organs in your body.
The thyroid secretes two main hormones: T3 and T4. Low levels of these can cause fatigue, constipation, dry skin, depression, high cholesterol, weight gain, and thinning hair. We thoroughly evaluate thyroid function by looking at T3 and T4 and determine if they are optimum and not just normal. Full Thyroid Panel.
Male and Female Hormones
Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the primary hormones secreted by the ovaries and testes. Imbalances in these may cause PMS, menstrual irregularities, mood swings, fatigue, and loss of sex drive.
Certain tests are available to help determine if your levels are optimum and in balance. If not, nutritional and supplemental support may achieve this optimum function. The best way to measure these hormones is to check saliva samples which contain the unbound or available form of the hormone in your body. Saliva Hormone Profiles.
The adrenals are small glands that sit atop each kidney. They secrete many hormones that influence energy, ability to handle stress, kidney function, sex hormone balance, immune function, blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Adrenal function in adults is often weak or operating below optimum. If found to be low, adrenal function is optimized by supplementation of nutrients and herbs. Adrenal tests include: Blood DHEA Sulfate/Pregnenolone Levels, and Adreno-Cortex Stress Profile (saliva).