Women’s Health and Wellness

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Vibrant Cares About Women’s Health!

Vibrant America offers a complete hormone testing menu that is essential to evaluating and determining your overall health and well being.

When is it necessary to order?

  • When you suspect hormonal imbalance is affecting your sleep patterns, energy levels, and mood.
  • To assess reproductive, sexual health and age related hormonal imbalances.
  • When evaluating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or suspicion of thyroid dysfunction.

Tests

Cortisol

This is the adrenal “stress hormone” that is elevated with both physical or emotional stressors and it plays a role in the metabolism of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates.

Estradiol

To measure or monitor your estrogen levels; to detect an abnormal level or hormone imbalance; to monitor treatment for infertility or symptoms of menopause.

LH and FSH

Regulate and stimulate the growth and function of the ovaries and is used to evaluate fertility issues and function of other reproductive organs.

Progesterone

To help determine the cause of infertility, track ovulation, help diagnose an ectopic or failing pregnancy, monitor the health of a pregnancy, monitor progesterone replacement therapy, or help diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding.

Total Testosterone

In women is useful in the determination of risk for cardiovascular disease but the most frequent cause of elevated testosterone levels, is polycystic ovarian syndrome, however high levels are also associated with insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, abnormal lipids, and chronic inflammation.

SHBG

Produced by the liver, SHBG is a protein that is tightly bound to testosterone, estrogen and DHT. SHBG is a mechanism for transporting these hormones in inactive form. These levels can effect the amount of testosterone that is used by the body’s tissues.

Anemia and Iron Deficiency
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B12
  • CBC
  • Magnesium
  • TIBC
Diabetes, Weight Management, Thyroids
  • Leptin
  • Ferritin
  • Magnesium
  • TSH
  • Adiponectin

Hormone Health

Hormones play an important role in women’s health. Estrogen and progesterone are probably the most important hormones when evaluating reproductive health. In addition to these sex hormones, your body also makes and uses other important hormones that can have an effect on your overall health, such as your energy level, weight, mood, and sleep patterns.

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