WHAT IS A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT?
The Weight Management Take Home Hormone Kit tests:
Diurnal Cortisol (Cx4)
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Vitamin D (D2, D3)
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
HOW MUCH DOES A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT COST?
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IS FASTING REQUIRED FOR A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT?
Yes, 12 hours fasting is required prior to collection of fasting Insulin in the blood spot portion of the Weight Management Profile.
The increase in obesity in the United States is dramatic and expected to continue. The United States ranks as the fattest nation in the world with the highest prevalence of obesity among adults aged 40 and over. Much of the blame has been placed on sedentary lifestyles and large meal portions loaded with fat, sugar and salt. But many of us are not aware of the strong connection between our hormones and our weight. As we age hormone levels adjust; some go up and some drop. Hormonal imbalances can lead to weight gain, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Estrogen and testosterone in the proper balance contribute to a healthy distribution of fat in the body, but when estrogen levels rise unhealthy weight gains follow in both men and women. Lower levels of testosterone in men can lead to weight gain and fat distribution similar to that experienced by women. Cortisol, the Stress Hormone, in excess leads to abdominal weight gain, and sleep disturbances which contribute to increased appetite and overeating. Low levels of vitamin D or high levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) are also directly linked to excess weight and obesity. Elevations of fasting Insulin and Hemoglobin A1C indicate insulin resistance and/or early detection of Type 2 Diabetes.
WHY DO I NEED A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT?
Have you experienced unusual weight gain? Are you struggling with obesity? Are you having difficulty losing weight or sustaining a healthy weight? Testing your hormone levels can help to explain these persistent weight problems. The Weight Management Take Home Hormone Kit identifies specific hormonal imbalances that contribute to excess weight gain or obesity that can lead to related health issues, including insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. The test provides early detection of these markers allowing you to address the issues, achieve a healthy weight and reduce or prevent related disease risks.
IF I’M GETTING A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT TAKE HOME HORMONE KIT, ARE THERE ANY OTHER TESTS I SHOULD LOOK INTO?
The Weight Management Take Home Hormone Kit consists of a dried blood spot test and a saliva test. The test measures bioavailable hormone levels for those with unexplained weight gain, obesity, abdominal fat, high BMI and low metabolism.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY TEST RESULTS?
Test results generally take between 3 to 5 business days after your specimen is received at the laboratory.
The Weight Management Take Home Hormone Kit results can identify specific hormonal imbalances that contribute to excessive weight gain and obesity. The comprehensive report also matches tested hormone levels with reported symptoms to help you and your physician determine dietary, exercise, lifestyle and prescribed therapies as needed to help you achieve a healthy weight and reduce long-term health risks.