This year it is time to try to make some healthy changes. As women get older and enter the menopausal years, their body’s production of hormones (estrogen and progesterone) significantly decrease, as well as other important female hormones in the body. The decrease in hormones can lead to a significant hormonal imbalance causing problems with weight and other menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and fatigue. Continuous monitoring and assessment of hormone levels is necessary for women seeking a healthy hormone balance.
Hormone level testing allows you to closely monitor your hormones, in order to ensure they are properly balanced and within the ideal physiological range. It is also essential to properly diagnose perimenopause, menopause, andropause or other hormone related diseases such as hypothyroidism. It is very shocking, not to mention dangerous, how many women who are using hormone replacement therapy have never had their hormone levels tested before. Hormonal imbalances that are not correctly identified and properly treated may lead to the wrong treatments with very serious side effects. Therefore, it is very important to monitor your levels.
Types of Hormones Tests
Monitoring your hormone levels in 2016 involves testing. Here are the three testing methods that are normally used:
Urine Testing – A 24-hour urine sample is the most accurate testing because it provides a constant indicator of output. It also has been established medically as a reliable method of assessing physiological hormone levels. Urine tests are best used for checking female hormone balance, androgen balance, breast and prostate cancer risk factors, adrenal health, adrenal reserves, growth hormone, and monitoring bioidentical hormone therapy.
Saliva Testing – This type of test is simple and noninvasive. The saliva is beneficial for monitoring cortisol according to the AM/PM circadian rhythm. It is also helpful in assessing the cyclical output of estrogen and progesterone throughout the month in a cycling or perimenopausal woman. This type of testing is best used for circadian cortisol pattern and menstrual cycle evaluation.
Blood (serum) Testing – This test provides a direct assessment of circulating hormones. Serum tests offer relatively accurate hormone values with well-established reference ranges.
While the general methods of testing are valuable, you can now get control of your health 365 days a year by participating in the most comprehensive female hormone panel today at NY Health & Wellness (NYHW). At NYHW we receive many questions from women going through menopause about how they can lose weight and be able to keep it off during this time in their lives. We tell our patients that without knowing your hormone levels there is no way for us to know which hormones are making you heavy and need to be reset. That is why we provide our patients with perfect solution – Health 365!
Health 365 is designed by NYHW and our hormone weight loss specialist. It is tailored for women in their menopausal stages of life looking to monitor their hormone levels. The female hormone panel includes the following tests: chemistry panel, DHEA-S, estradiol, total estrogen, progesterone, pregnenolone, total and free testosterone, TSH, Free T3, Free T4, cortisol, and leptin.
Taking the proper blood test, and monitoring levels of hormones, will give us the necessary information to enact science-proven weight loss programs that will have you dropping pounds in no time, and add years to your life. With blood test results in hand, you can now catch serious hormonal changes in your body before they turn in to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even certain cancers.
Unfortunately, most annual check-ups involve your doctor ordering routine blood tests, with them just looking at the most simple blood markers. However, this blood work does not test for important hormone levels that will affect your weight, mood and energy level. Health 365 goes far beyond disease prevention! It resets the most important hormones that are making you heavy, tired and feeling helpless.
It’s time to stop blaming yourself in 2016! Contact NYHW to get started monitoring your hormone levels with Health 365 today! Remember ladies – it’s not your fault, it’s your hormones!