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Correcting Hormones imbalances, Can Help You Feel Good Again!

Symptoms of Hormone imbalance are common in woman especially during peri menopause and menopause.  A 24 hour Complete Hormones urine test, provides information about the impact that shifting hormone levels can have in men (andropause or male menopause) and women (perimenopause/menopause), producing symptoms such as:

  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive and performance issues
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood instability
  • Brain fog
  • Hot flashes
 

Thyroid Health Profile

 

Why Use the Complete Hormones Urine Test?

In conventional hormone testing, basic parent hormones are usually measured in blood. However, urinary hormone testing with Complete Hormones provides several advantages:

  • Urinary hormone testing provides a more comprehensive look at hormone metabolism
  • Emerging research reinforces the potential relationship of disease risk with downstream metabolites, especially those of the 4-hydroxylation estrogen pathway, which are not routinely measured in blood or salivary testing
  • Evaluation of stress-hormone metabolic pathways provides an indicator of balance between anabolic and catabolic metabolism
  • Offers convenient, at-home collection of a first-morning or 24-hour specimen

Imbalanced hormone production affects a wide range of body functions, producing symptoms that negatively affect the quality of life and may increase the risk for hormone-related diseases. Identification and targeted treatment of hormonal imbalances using customized hormone and/or nutritional therapies improves symptoms,quality of life, and may reduce disease risk.

 

What is the Complete Hormones™ test?

Complete Hormones™ is the most comprehensive urinary hormone profile, and is designed to assist with the clinical management of hormone-related symptoms in both male and females. This profile assesses parent hormones and their metabolites as well as key metabolic pathways, provides insight into the contribution that sex hormones may have in patients presenting with hormone-related complaints, and helps assess disease risk associated with elevated estrogen metabolites. Urine measures the most metabolites, providing more insight into associated disease risk.

 

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The Complete Hormones Profile Evaluates:

  • Progesterone (via pregnanediol)
  • Glucocorticoids, including cortisol
  • Androgens, including DHEA and testosterone, and their metabolites
  • Estrogens (E1 Estrone, E2 Estradiol, E3 Estriol) and metabolites, including hydroxylated and methoxylated estrogens
  • Methylation capacity
  • 5α-reductase activity
  • Anabolic/Catabolic Balance

 

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When Should the Complete Hormones Test Be Considered?

The Complete Hormones test is designed to assist in the management of hormone-related symptoms in both males and females. The Complete Hormones test is ideal for establishing a baseline assessment of parent hormones and their metabolites ahead of clinical intervention with hormone therapy (HT) as well as subsequent monitoring if needed in both female and male patients. The Complete Hormones test provides insight into the impact that shifting hormone levels may play in men (andropause or male menopause) and women (peri/menopause).

 

Symptoms Include The Following:

  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle mass loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Low libido and sexual performance issues
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Brain fog
  • Mood instability
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness

In addition to supporting patient management around hormone-dependent symptoms, the profile provides valuable insight into disease risk for hormone-associated cancers (breast, prostate) and osteoporosis.

 

What Advantage Does Complete Hormones Profile Offer Compared To Other HormoneTests?

The conventional clinical approach to hormone-related symptoms (such as those experienced by patients in the perimenopause/menopause transition) does not routinely include utilization of comprehensive urine hormone testing. When testing is performed, basic parent-hormone blood testing is generally the test of choice, since serum testing is well represented in the literature. However, urinary assays provide several advantages over blood assays for patients with hormone-related symptoms.

  • Steroid hormones naturally fluctuate over the course of a day and measurement of hormones in urine collected over several hours provides a stable average of hormone levels that overcomes the €œsnapshot€ limitation inherent in serum testing.
  • Emerging research reinforces the potential relationship of disease risk with individual hormone metabolites, particularly downstream estrogen metabolites€“ especially those of the 4-hydroxylation pathway.
  • Given the close interrelationships of steroid hormones, a comprehensive assessment comprising these metabolites is recommended, at least for an initial evaluation.
  • Complete Hormones provides measurement of these metabolites with a convenient patient-friendly collection for people with normal renal function who are not on diuretic medications.
  • In addition to the measurement of multiple steroid hormones and enzymatic pathways, this profile also measures indicators for the effects of stress on an individual.
  • The Anabolic/Catabolic Balance refers to the balance between €œgrowth and healing€ (anabolic) and €œwear and tear (catabolic) in the body.
  • Both anabolic and catabolic metabolism are essential to health. For example, a healthy body requires sufficient time and androgens to rebuild/repair cells (anabolic), but also sufficient corticosteroids to respond to stressors and to discharge cellular debris/toxins (catabolic).
  • The Interpretation-At-A-Glance page summarizes results through color-coded graphic representations of overall hormonal balance and metabolism, highlighting key ratios for easier test interpretation and clinical application.
 

A/C Balance

  • Supportive therapeutics for modulating a high or low A/C Balance include stress management, adequate sleep, reducing stimulants such as caffeine, reducing high glycemic load foods, and adrenal nutritional and botanical support.

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