The proper balance of hormones is crucial to good health.

 

These chemicals regulate our body systems. They are highly interrelated and their functioning in the body is complex. Comprehensive diagnostic testing is required in making any assessment and treatment plan fulfilling of the patient’s goals. Miramas Health provides at home test kits for both male and female hormone testing.

 

 

Adrenal Imbalance

The adrenal glands produce three types of steroid hormones: glucocorticoids (cortisol), mineralocorticoids (aldosterone), and androgens (DHEA/DHEAS). Cortisol enables the body to respond and adapt to the stresses of daily life. It also helps to maintain blood sugar levels and promote a healthy immune system. Aldosterone works to balance salt and water in the body. Androgens secreted by the adrenals provide the majority of DHEA for both men and women. For women, the adrenal glands are the major source of testosterone. Imbalances in the adrenal system can contribute to problems with the nervous and immune systems, body composition difficulties, blood sugar irregularities, and high androgen levels.

 

Symptoms of adrenal imbalance
  • Allergies / asthma

  • Arthritis

  • Chemical sensitivities

  • High blood sugar

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Memory lapses

  • Bone loss

  • Morning/evening fatigue

  • Increased abdominal fat

  • Sugar cravings

 

Thyroid Function Imbalance

Thyroid hormones control the body’s metabolism. The brain produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which triggers the thyroid gland to produce two types of hormones – T4 and T3. In hypothyroidism, the body has inadequate levels of the thyroid hormones. This often leads to imbalances in relation to other hormones. Hyperthyroidism is a less common condition that exists when excess thyroid hormones are present. Because every cell of the body is affected by thyroid hormones, symptoms of imbalances are often varied and affect multiple body systems.

 

Symptoms of low thyroid function
  • Brittle hair and nails

  • Cold temperature intolerance

  • Constipation

  • Dry skin

  • Sluggishness

  • Inability to lose weight

  • Cold hands and feet

  • Depression

  • Low libido

  • Weight gain

  • Decreased sweating

  • Menstrual irregularities

  • Fatigue

  • Shortness of breath 

 

Symptoms of high thyroid function
  • Anxiety

  • Eye/vision changes

  • SweatingHair loss

  • Weakness

  • Weight loss

  • Diarrhea

  • Rapid heart beat

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Palpitations 

 

Insulin Imbalance

Insulin is secreted by the pancreas. Insulin “unlocks” the cells to allow glucose (sugar) from food to enter and be converted into energy. When too much glucose is present in the body, the pancreas increases the amount of insulin being produced. High insulin as well as high glucose may contribute to multiple symptoms. A number of conditions are associated with insulin and glucose imbalances and regulation problems. These include chronic stress, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

 

Symptoms of insulin imbalance
  • Abnormal blood cholesterol

  • Fatigue

  • High blood triglycerides

  • Increased hunger / sugar cravings

  • Poor circulation to extremities

  • Skin changesIncreased abdominal fat

  • Low/high blood sugar

 

Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

In childhood, human growth hormone (GH) controls a child’s height. It is normal for GH levels to decline as a person reaches adulthood, but new research suggests that some adults may have too low a level. Low levels of GH are linked to poor muscle tone, increase body fat, low energy levels, and cardiovascular changes. GH insufficiency is associated with pituitary gland problems, brain injury, autoimmune disorders, and nervous system conditions.

 

Symptoms of adult growth hormone deficiency
  • Abnormal blood cholesterol

  • Bone loss

  • Decreased muscle mass

  • Lower life expectancy

  • Decreased stamina and exercise ability

  • Fatigue

  • Increased risk of heart disease

  • Increased abdominal fat

 

We utilize blood spot tests and saliva tests for hormone testing, which means that you can collect the samples yourself in the comfort of your home. Check our online store to find out the test options for Male hormone imbalance and Female hormone imbalance tests.

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