Menopause Testing in Chicago
Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish the difference between menopause and other health complications. For example, Fatigue, Heart palpitations, Dry skin, Trouble sleeping, Hair loss, and Weight gain are all both symptoms of menopause and thyroid dysfunction. To determine exactly how to target your issues, looking into getting a diagnostic test may be beneficial.
What We Test For
Menopause Plus is our most comprehensive salivary hormone test for evaluating key hormone levels in both women and men. Eight specimens – collected over six days – are examined for levels of estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone, the progesterone/estradiol ratio (P/E2), and testosterone. In addition to thorough evaluation of the sex hormones, Menopause Plus also evaluates DHEA, cortisol, and melatonin for the broadest scope of clinical insight.
The Menopause Plus salivary assessment offers several advantages for patients presenting with hormone-related symptoms:
• Comprehensive testing: eight saliva samples, collected every other day over 6 days, provides individual and average levels for estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), estriol (E3), progesterone, progesterone/estradiol ratio (P/E2), as well as a one-time measurement of testosterone; additional collections over a 24-hr period provide diurnal measurement of cortisol, DHEA, and melatonin
• Reporting: reference and therapeutic ranges enabling the physician to choose the optimal reference cohort for their patient
• Patient ease-of-use: saliva testing is simple, non-invasive and at-home collection
Imbalanced hormone production affects a wide range of body functions, producing symptoms that can negatively affect the quality of life. Once we identify and target any hormonal imbalances, our team of Functional Medicine doctors and clinical nutritionists are then able to tailor a plan for each patient to help manage symptoms. A Functional Medicine approach will offer treatment that reduces symptoms while also working to help balance and optimize all of the body’s natural functions. In addition to physician grade supplementation, other lifestyle recommendations will be assessed.
Get Your Test Today
We offer free consultations to anyone who is interested in learning more.
Please fill out the form to request an appointment at our health and wellness center for the service and location of your preference. We try to get back to all requests as quickly as possible. If you need immediate assistance, please call 773-598-4387.
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