As we get older, our endocrine system output alters and several important hormone levels in our bodies that are normally responsible for maximum health, wellness, and quality of life, without question progressively decrease, usually to dangerously low levels.
This Quick Check panel provides you with a good understanding of some fundamental elements that can dictate your general health. Focusing on specific hormones relevant to your overall health can mean the difference between maintaining a vigorous lifestyle and living a life of little potency.
Consult with your physician for a better understanding of what your results mean and how to use them for better health
DHT - a sex steroid and androgen hormone, that plays a significant role in both the development and maintenance of certain male physical and sexual characteristics. It also plays an important role in certain men’s health problems, like benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement aka BPH) and male pattern baldness
- Estrone- typically produced by special belly fat cells, and is the major estrogenic form found in naturally-menopausal women who are not taking Hormone Replacement Therapy. It is not directly active in as many tissues as estradiol is, but can be readily converted to estradiol for actual use
- Testosterone, Free & Total- a hormone (commonly produced in males, but is also in females in small amounts) that affects sexual features and development. Determines the level of testosterone (free and total) in your. In men, it is made in large amounts by the testicles. In both men and women, testosterone is made in small amounts by the adrenal glands, and in women, by the ovaries
- Estradiol- is a protein that binds tightly to the hormones testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and estradiol (an estrogen). Most commonly measured in the evaluation of low testosterone (androgen deficiency) in men; also commonly used in the evaluation of women with signs and symptoms of excess male hormones (androgens); Changes in SHBG levels can affect the amount of hormone that is available to be used by the body's tissues.
DHEA-Sulfate - helps evaluate adrenal gland function. Used to detect adrenal tumors or cancers
- Cortisol- a hormone that plays a role in the metabolism of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates, among other functions. Can be used to detect conditions affecting the pituitary or adrenal glands and help diagnose adrenal insufficiency or Addison disease, conditions associated with deficient cortisol.