Wellness Metrics Profile
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The adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones work in concert with each other to maintain a state of balance in the body. When one or more hormones are outside optimal ranges, this affects the harmony of the whole system.
The Wellness Metrics Profile identifies specific imbalances of one or more hormones that govern key aspects of our health, contributing to immunity, mood changes, energy, libido, altered metabolism, increased body fat deposition, and food/sugar cravings, identifying increased risks for cardiometabolic disease and diabetes.
The comprehensive test report is designed to help clinicians recommend effective treatments to reduce overall risk for metabolic syndrome, and potentially avoid the onset of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Who Benefits from Wellness Metrics Profile Testing?
Weight gain, especially in the waist (belly fat)
Low sex drive
Women: PMS symptoms, estrogen excess
Menstrual bleeding abnormalities
Excessive facial/body hair
Estradiol (E2), the predominant and most potent circulating estrogen.
It plays an important role in modulating immunity.
Progesterone (P) balances the actions of estradiol in the body and has wide-ranging physiological roles.
Testosterone (T) and DHEA-S help maintain libido and increase lean muscle mass and metabolic rate.
In women, high T and DHEA are linked to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), insulin resistance, and abdominal weight gain.
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) binds steroid hormones for transport in the bloodstream. If SHBG increases while sex steroid levels decrease, this can indicate overtraining syndrome.
Cortisol imbalances can create problems with blood sugar control, sleep patterns, appetite, food cravings, and the immune system. Chronically elevated cortisol is a risk factor for pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) elevations, even within the high-normal range, are linked with hypothyroidism, low metabolic rate and weight gain.
Free Triiodothyronine (fT3) and Free Thyroxine (fT4) imbalances indicate hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Imbalances in thyroid function can lead to low stamina, fatigue, depression, and low libido.
Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies at high levels are a sign of autoimmune thyroid illness.
Fasting Insulin (In), when elevated, is a marker of INSULIN RESISTANCE which precedes metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and type 2 diabetes. Increased levels, particularly in concert with cortisol lead to central obesity and increased inflammatory and other cardiovascular disease markers.
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is an indirect measure of the average circulating glucose levels over the previous three months. Normally between 4% - 5.6%, levels between 5.7% - 6.4% are indicative of poor blood sugar control and prediabetes, while 6.5% or more is indicative of type 2 diabetes and consequently high cardiovascular disease risk.
Blood lipids (triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and VLDL) are a barometer of cardiovascular disease risk that can be improved by fitness training and other lifestyle modifications such as better diet.
High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) gives an indication of inflammation in the body.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the production of reproductive hormones. Low levels can be caused by excessive testosterone supplementation or opioid painkiller use and are seen in exercise-induced amenorrhea in women.