The Hormone Test is a simple test for levels of naturally occurring hormones, including: Testosterone, Progesterone, Estrogen, DHEA, and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, as well as Thyroid hormones. This test is for candidates of hormone replacement therapy overseen by our physician, Mayra Thompson, MD.
There are two specific hormone panels, one for males, and one for females. Both test many of these hormone levels, as all are found in both sexes, but at different expected levels.
Knowing the levels of your hormones and how they relate to each other can open up a wide range of solutions for symptom relief. These include guided nutritional therapies, lifestyle changes, and potentially hormone replacement therapy to keep you in balance.
Hormones are simply chemicals produced by glands throughout your endocrine system. These chemicals travel through the bloodstream to your organs and tissues, regulating functions such as metabolism and appetite, weight, heart rate, sleep cycles, reproductive cycles, sexual function, mood and stress levels, body temperature, hair growth, and general growth and development.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances may include low energy and fatigue, PMS, hair loss, low libido, increased anxiety and irritability, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, temperature intolerances, cognitive difficulties and brain fog, irregular cycles, adult-onset acne, hair loss, weight changes, joint pain, loss of muscle mass, and extreme thirst or hunger.
Several different factors can cause the body to produce an insufficient amount of the essential sex hormones: progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. These hormones, along with other vital hormones such as DHEA, pregnenolone, cortisol, melatonin, and thyroid are all interdependent and a deficiency in one can affect levels of all others.
By testing your hormone levels, our physician can then prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy to address the negative effects of imbalances to help relieve the symptoms you may be experiencing and slow the aging process.
The Hormone Test lab draw itself has no specific requirements. However, it is required to schedule a consultation with our physician, Mayra Thompson, MD, to review your labs and health history for hormone replacement therapy. It is best to schedule your lab draw first, so that your results may be ready prior to your initial consultation.
Four Days Prior: No special requirements or dietary restrictions.
One Day Prior: No dietary restrictions. Try and have your last meal at least 12 hours prior to your draw the next day.
Morning Of: Consume only water, coffee or tea prior to your appointment.