The Hormone Blueprint panel is a revolutionary way to understand how the hormones in your body are fluctuating over a four day period. Rather than getting a one day snapshot of your hormone levels, this easily collected and extensive four day assessment will give you a clearer picture of your health by providing you with a value for every single hormone we test over four days, along with the average value of all four days for each hormone.
Hormone imbalance can cause symptoms such as:
- Sleep problems
- Chronic Acne
- Memory Fog
- Mood Swings
- Appetite and Weight Gain
- Loss of Libido
If you are speculating whether certain symptoms you are experiencing may be a result of a hormone imbalance, The Hormone Blueprint is a quick, thorough, easy, and accurate way to find out! Consult your results with your physician to understand what your hormone levels indicate relative to your health.
Testosterone - a hormone (commonly produced in males, but is also in females in small amounts) that affects sexual features and development. 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
DHEA-Sulfate - helps evaluate adrenal gland function. Used to detect adrenal tumors or cancers
Estriol - is formed in the liver and is more potent than estradiol and estrone. Once estriol is bound to an estrogen receptor, it blocks the stronger estradiol from acting there, so it is considered to have both estrogenic and antiestrogenic actions
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
Estradiol - is produced by the ovaries and known as the "active" estrogen—the one that can achieve the fullest range of estrogen effects because it goes out there in our tissues and sockets into estrogen receptors and causes estrogen effects
- Progesterone- a steroid hormone released by the corpus luteum that stimulates the uterus to prepare for pregnancy. It helps determine the cause of infertility, it tracks ovulation, help diagnose a failing pregnancy, monitors the health of a pregnancy, and can help diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding
- 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
- 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.
Androstenedione - evaluates adrenal gland function, and can be used to detect adrenal tumors or cancers. Also used to evaluate androgen production and ovarian and testicular function
17-OH Progesterone - To screen for, detect, and monitor treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Sometimes ordered to help rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.
Melatonin- a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain, that inhibits melanin formation and is thought to be concerned with regulating the reproductive cycle. It sends signals to regulate the sleep-wake cycle in the sleep center of the brain and helps control your sleep and wake cycles