Supporting your overall health

Balancing Hormones


Hormones are produced throughout our body to act as chemical messengers, controlling major physiologic functions such as reproduction, emotions, hunger, etc. When our hormones are out of balance, it can contribute to a number of health conditions leading to undesirable signs and symptoms.

Through laboratory testing, I pay particular attention to stress hormones, male and female hormones, as well as thyroid hormones.

DUTCH ADVANCED HORMONE TESTING
This panel offers an extensive profile of melatonin, adrenal and sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) and their metabolites. Hormones are measured over a 24 hour period. 

FEMALE HORMONE PANEL
This test provides an overview of female hormone balance by assessing five major hormones and their interactions. They include: estradiol, progesterone, progesterone to estradiol ratio, testosterone, DHEA-s and cortisol. If you are a pre-menopausal woman you may want to take this test a week prior to your period to determine your overall hormonal balance.  

MONTH-LONG HORMONE ASSESSMENT
Using salivary hormones, this assessment provides us with a comprehensive look at your female hormones as well as cortisol. You may benefit from this test if you are experiencing abnormal menstrual bleeding, no periods, fertility issues, or cycle-specific symptoms (migraines, PMS, etc.).

Balancing Hormones