Learn about the kinds of tests and why they are recommended for Preventive Health Care
SALIVARY HORMONE AND SERUM PROFILES
- FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGIES/INTOLERANCE
- HORMONE IMBALANCE
- NUTRITIONAL PROFILE
Hormones play a role in essentially every process in our body. For optimal health, proper hormone balance is crucial. When your hormones are in balance, you feel good, look good, and have abundant sustainable energy. When your hormones are out of balance, you may experience a wide range of symptoms that can affect mood and energy, and may also lead to more serious conditions like the development of uterine fibroid tumors, fibrocystic breasts, hormone positive cancers, thyroid dysfunction or Type II diabetes, among others. Hormone imbalances have been linked to a broad spectrum of health conditions and clinical symptoms in both men and women. As science has shown, hormones decline as we age. Identifying and managing such changes is critical in the prevention of many chronic diseases. This makes hormone testing an essential element of every annual check up and disease prevention program.
New Breakthough in Salivary Hormone Testing
At Medical Thermography Associates, we are proud to offer a full line of salivary hormone testing. Changes in hormones change our lives. The changes can make you gain weight, lose energy, decrease libido, increase health risks (including bone and heart). Something can be done to restore and rebalance healthy hormone. Botanicals and natural hormones are two favored approaches your healthcare professional may recommend.
Chronic inflammation can also disrupt hormone balance, which is why we recommend using a salivary hormone test to identify intolerance reactions to foods and herbs that you are using or will consider using.
Advantages of Salivary Hormone Testing:
- Less expensive then serum
- Easy sample collection, convenient
- Multiple collections- important for hormones with circadian or monthly rhythms
- More representative than serum of total bio-available steroid level hormones
- Detects unbound and free hormones
Other testing profiles we offer at Medical Thermography Associates are:
1. Menopause Evaluation Profile
A blood test for menopause is usually done in order to identify the changes in the sexual hormones which are responsible for the female fertility cycle. These hormones may become deficient or excessive due to physical changes. Hormones like estradiol, testosterone, estriol, progrsterone and estrone may affect the body as well as the overall health of the person.
Progesterone hormone is secreted in the body in order to balance the action of another hormone known as estrogen. This hormone also serves as a precursor for other hormones which may be the precursors to other hormones. This plays an extremely important role in enhancing the mood and improving the blood and sugar balance.
A blood test to determine menopause will essentially compare the amount of hormones present in your blood and compare it against the normal values of these hormones. The amount of these hormones present in the blood may also be indicative of the health of the endocrine system and the specific glands which are associated with these hormones.
2. Male Hormone Profiles
The Male Hormone Profile is used to assess male sex hormone levels. If imbalances exist, normalizing adrenal function using pregnenolone and DHEA and eliminating sources of chronic stress often brings hormones into balance. If imbalances still exist, bio-identical testosterone, aromatase inhibitors and bio-identical progesterone can be used to maintain healthy levels of testosterone and progesterone, while avoiding the excess levels of DHT and estrone. As in all cases, a healthy diet, appropriate exercise and proper sleep provide the cornerstones of health.
3. Snapshot Profile 3
a. The Snapshot Profile will show what your Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA-S and Cortisol levels look at that moment in time. With 2 Cortisol collections in this profile (AM & PM), you will be able to evaluate how your adrenal glands are working throughout the day.
4. Comprehensive Wellness Profile
Want to know what foods you are sensitive to? This panel contains 150 foods along with 20 Food Additives/Colorings, 10 Environmental Chemicals & 20 Molds. This test was developed to measure personalized nutrition at the cellular level. The core technology is a blood test that measures the body’s cellular response to challenges from a wide variety of substances including various foods, additives, colorings, chemical, functional foods and medicinal herbs. The test is a highly sensitive, objective test for assessing which foods, chemicals and herbs you may be intolerant or sensitive to. This test is the most effective and comprehensive sensitivity/intolerance test available. This test is a simple blood test that can be used to identify food and other factors that induce innate immune system activation.