Optimal health and well being is highly dependent upon ideal levels of hormones in the body. Although levels of each hormone are very important, it is also a balance between these hormones that keep the body young, vibrant, strong and healthy.
As the production of our hormones declines over time, hormone imbalances, deficiencies and disorders will begin to take place. Menopause, andropause (male menopause), hypogonadism (low testosterone), as well as growth hormone, thyroid and adrenal disorders are some of the most common. Hormone disorders often exhibit similar and overlapping symptoms making an accurate diagnosis based on symptoms alone very difficult to determine.
Measuring hormone levels through a hormone blood test is essential in determining if and what hormone deficiency or imbalance is present. A hormone blood test enables our Physicians to ensure all of these important hormones remain equally elevated, balanced and within the optimal range for well being.
Initial testing as well as continual follow up monitoring of blood levels is necessary to maintain ideal hormone levels. Initial testing and analysis will determine current hormone production and levels. This initial test will identify any hormone deficiencies, imbalances or areas with needed improvement. Ongoing monitoring of hormone levels will help to maximize benefits enabling our Physicians to fine tune medication dosages and frequency, increasing both the effectiveness and safety of your hormone therapy program.
All blood testing is completed at your local diagnostic laboratory through a quick 5-10 minute blood draw. The blood draw is best obtained in the morning as 12 hours of fasting is required. The comprehensive male anti aging panel includes the following tests:
All blood testing is completed at your local diagnostic laboratory through a quick 5-10 minute blood draw. The blood draw is best obtained in the morning as 12 hours of fasting is required. The comprehensive female anti- aging panel includes the following tests:
Many primary care and general Physicians with little experience in hormone therapy will often observe hormone blood test results that lie in the low end of the “acceptable range” of test results. Rather than elevating these hormone levels to high end of the “acceptable range”, these Physicians determine no course of action is required. Our Physicians prefer to elevate hormone levels to the upper end of the “acceptable” laboratory range. There is a significant improvement in symptoms when levels at the low end of the normal range are increased to the upper end of the normal range.