In this 21st Century, with increased stress, deadlines, pollution, the use of wrapping on food and the addition of pesticides in to the food chain, both the male and the female hormones (present in both males and females) are shifting to potentially toxic levels or becoming depleted. Some symptoms of this can include weight gain around the belly or ‘beer belly’, feeling hot or hot flushes, low bone density, losing hair, trouble focusing, headaches, exhaustion, low sperm count, high PSI levels, irregular menstrual cycles, fibroids, polycystic ovaries, PCO’s, endometriosis as well as disease states such as osteoporosis or hormone related cancers such as prostate cancer or breast cancer.
The way your hormones work are directly linked to the role of stress on the body and for this reason, stress plays an integral part in the way the body's hormones function, especially with male and female hormones. For this reason all of our hormone tests (apart from the One Day Oestradiol / Progesterone Test) include a test for the adrenal hormones, Cortisol and DHEA or the Adrenal Stress Profile.
To Order Your Test:
A Nutrition Consultation is recommended before ordering any of these tests to ensure that you order the appropriate test for your needs. Please note that when you click on the ORDER A TEST button, you will go directly through to the Genova Diagnostics website to order your test where you will need our practitioner code inorder to proceed. You will find our practitioner code on your original Nutrition Consultation or Wellbeing Coaching Booking Confirmation email. Under Additional Resources, please ensure that you read the Collection Instructions carefully to make sure that you are not taking any medications that may interfere with the test and prevent you from taking it. You can also download a Sample Report and see the Turnaround Times.