Genemedics Health Institute
Test for Hormone Imbalance
Your Genemedics Health Institute hormone therapy and health restoration program begins with hormone testing. We use the most advanced testing available to determine your levels of hormones and various health markers. Once we have this information, your Genemedics Health Institute doctor will design a custom program based on your test results that may include a diet and nutrition plan, a supplement program, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and exercise and lifestyle changes. Throughout your program, your hormone and health markers will be continually tested to ensure that your program is working.
Saliva testing is conducted with a simple saliva sample. The sample can be collected in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Saliva testing is use to measure the levels of adrenal and sex hormones including:
- Estradiol is the strongest form of the three forms of estrogen. This hormone is known to cause proliferation (growth) of uterine cells and, when levels rise too high, raise the risk of breast cancer.
- Progesterone is an important female hormone that balances the effects of estrogen. Adequate progesterone levels are needed to protect against sex-hormone related cancers, including breast cancer, and osteoporosis. Low progesterone is linked to a variety of symptoms, such as depression and anxiety.
- Important for both men and women, low testosterone levels are linked to a variety of symptoms, including loss of libido and low energy.
- DHEA-S: DHEA levels decline dramatically as you age. This hormone is used to create a variety of other sex hormones throughout the body.
- Cortisol: This test tracks cortisol levels throughout the day, which is a good indication of adrenal health and your overall stress level.
Blood Spot Test
Blood testing is used to determine a wide range of health markers. Combined with a saliva test for hormone levels, this test provides your doctor with a very complete picture of your overall health status. Based on these test results, your doctor will design a health-promoting lifestyle program. We test for:
- Total cholesterol: The total level of cholesterol in your blood, including both “good” and “bad” cholesterol.
- HDL cholesterol: Known as the “good” cholesterol, HDL cholesterol has been shown to have a protective effect against heart disease.
- LDL cholesterol: The direct measure of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) is among the most accurate ways to measure blood levels of this lipid. Elevated LDL levels are linked to increased heart attack risk.
- Triglycerides: Triglycerides are another form of blood lipid, or fat. They are a good indication of the amount of saturated fat in your diet.
- Glucose: Blood glucose levels are used to diagnose pre-diabetes, or insulin resistance, and diabetes. Elevated glucose is linked to a host of degenerative diseases.
- Hemoglobin A1c: This test is used to measure the average of your blood glucose levels over a 6- to 12-week period. It’s very helpful in determining how efficiently your body is clearing glucose from the bloodstream.
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). The PSA test is used to assess the health of a man’s prostate gland. Elevated PSA levels can indicate benign prostatic hyperplasia or possibly prostate cancer.
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): The TSA test is used to measure the health of your thyroid gland, which controls your metabolism among other vital functions. TSH is responsible for stimulating your thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone.