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Why should you test hormone levels?  

Almost everyone over the age of 40 (and in many cases over 30) begins to experience hormone imbalance. Over your lifetime, you are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins, which contribute to the natural decline of hormones as you age. In order to balance hormones for optimal health and wellness, it is critical that the most advanced, comprehensive and accurate lab testing from Physicians Lab be performed prior to creating a personalized treatment plan for you.

Laboratory Testing and Treating Hormone Imbalance

Men and women need to understand menopause, andropause and how the associated hormonal fluctuations seriously affect risk of disease. Physician supervised treatment plans based upon an individual’s symptoms, physiology and lab results are critical for anyone suffering from hormonal imbalance.

State-of-the-art urinary hormone testing from Physicians Lab was created to properly monitor hormone levels and accurately assess hormone imbalances that occur during menopause and andropause.  These conditions are now well understood, as are treatment options. Perhaps the best news is that hormone losses and imbalances are easily managed. Through proper testing and treatment, hormone balancing can bring about a healthier, younger and more vital you.

Women & Hormone Therapy

Women can suffer from symptoms of hormonal imbalance at any point in their life cycle, as hormonal changes can be affected by a number of factors, including stress, diet, pregnancy, childbirth, perimenopause, and menopause. This is why most physicians recommend that women have their hormone levels checked by age 30 to establish a baseline.

Women: Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

  • Irritability, mood swings and depression
  • Loss of libido
  • Low energy levels
  • PMS, headaches and foggy thinking
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain or unstable blood sugar
  • Vaginal dryness and/or pain with intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hot flashes and night sweats

Men & Hormone Therapy

For men, most complaints stem from a gradual decline in testosterone. Symptoms of hormonal decline in men can manifest in many ways, from emotional, psychological and behavioral changes to loss of energy, decreased stamina and sexual dysfunction.  Although a decline in hormone levels will occur with age in virtually all men, there is no way of predicting who will experience andropause (male menopause) symptoms of sufficient severity to seek medical help. This is why it is critically important to know that low testosterone levels can severely impact a man’s quality of life and may expose him to more significant health problems like heart disease, osteoporosis and stroke.

Men: Symptoms of Declining Testosterone

  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of muscle mass or decreased results with workouts
  • Increase in body fat and/or breast tissue
  • Loss of libido
  • Loss of morning erection
  • Depression