Weight and Energy Panel
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Collection Method: Painless Arm Capillary Blood
For Men and Women ages 18+
Is this test for me?
Aside from causing a slew of physiological problems, weight gain and obesity can lead to depression and negative thought patterns.
If you have been struggling to manage your weight and fail to see results even when you follow a healthy eating plan, your problem may be related to a hormonal imbalance. Our weight and energy panel will empower you with a better understanding of your body and to make informed lifestyle choices to manage your weight.
Reasons to get this test:
* Decrease in Lean Muscle Mass
* Increases in Abdominal Fat
* Carbs Cravings
* Difficulty Sleeping
* Anxiety In The Evening
* Sudden Weight Gain
This Panel measures 6 Hormones directly impacting weight and energy in your body: Estradiol, Progesterone, Total Testosterone, TSH, DHEA, and Cortisol.
Hormones play an important role in your metabolism, and how your body converts food to energy. Although factors such as diet and exercise influence metabolism and weight, a hormonal imbalance maybe the cause of sudden weight gain and low energy levels.
Our comprehensive weight and energy test panel is a quick and easy way to check your levels of these hormones.
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone: (TSH) regulates hormone production in the thyroid. When TSH production is irregular, it can lead to symptoms of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Additionally, abnormal functioning of the thyroid leads to a myriad of symptoms, including fatigue and unprecedented weight gain.
Estradiol: (E2) This is a form of the female sex hormone, estrogen. Estradiol plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy reproductive system. Produced mainly by the ovaries, estradiol levels are highest during a woman’s reproductive years. Levels decline significantly during menopause. When Estradiol (a form of estrogen) is an imbalance, it often results in weight gain. It is useful to check Estradiol levels as the deficiency is not uncommon, which is often the case with women entering menopause. Higher estrogen in men causes reduced testosterone, thereby causing men to gain weight.
Progesterone: This a reproductive hormone involved in the development and maintenance of the reproductive organs, among other bodily functions. While progesterone does lead to an increase in appetite in women, it also counteracts other hormones that support fat storage. In men, this hormone is used to create testosterone, so a deficiency would cause reduced testosterone causing men to gain weight.
Testosterone Total: This is a growth hormone produced by the adrenal cortex. Known primarily as a sex hormone, it is also a growth hormone and is important for maintaining bone and muscle mass in men and women. Low testosterone in men leads to fat storage, while in women, the same effect occurs when testosterone is too high.
Dehydroepiandrosterone: (DHEA) is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland. While the body uses DHEA as a precursor for other hormones, it also maintains the metabolism. Healthy DHEA levels are linked to reduced fatigue and weight loss.
Cortisol: Released by the adrenal glands, cortisol is the stress hormone that maintains the body’s energy by regulating the release of glucose, and the usage of this glucose as an energy source. In times of elevated stress, high cortisol leads to adrenal fatigue, increased cravings, and a slower metabolism. All of these lead to a reduction in energy and increased weight gain.
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Every test we perform is reviewed and approved by an independent board-certified physician within your state.