Hormone Profiling | Intellectual Medicine 120

Hormone Profiling

At our established I.M. 120 centers, our comprehensive intake evaluation includes extensive laboratory testing so that we can ensure that you’re being treated as safely as possible while achieving maximum benefits.

We believe that a patient's clinical symptoms and concerns are the most important factors in designing a treatment plan.  That’s why we have worked to develop and maintain relationships with the most credible and reliable laboratories in the nation.  This way, we are consistently evaluating hormone levels and other health markers to be certain we’re doing the best we can for you.

After reviewing your comprehensive medical history, we here at I.M. 120, will structure a personalized laboratory assessment at the outset of treatment, and repeat it at appropriate intervals throughout the course of therapy.

Female hormone profiling

Research indicates that female hormone imbalances can contribute to Osteoporosis, Breast Cancer, Infertility, and cardiovascular problems. In response to aging, stress, and other environmental antagonists, hormone production and utilization can be significantly impaired.  Low hormone levels have been shown to be the underlying cause of symptoms associated with:

  • P.M.S.
  • Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles
  • Pregnancy / Infertility
  • Menopause Discomfort
  • Skin Elasticity
  • Blood Sugar Levels
  • Weight Gain (Especially in the abdomen, hips, and thighs)
  • Lean Body Mass
  • Muscle and Bone Development
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Loss of Libido
  • Impaired Thyroid

The comprehensive female profile also measures levels of cortisol, DHEA, and melatonin, to get a more complete picture of how adrenal hormones and melatonin may also be playing a role in producing symptoms and/or imbalances.

Proven Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

  • Facilitated Weight Loss
  • Better Sleep
  • Increased Lean Muscle Mass/Decreased Body Fat
  • Increased Libido and Sexual Performance
  • Increased Skin Elasticity/Fewer Wrinkles
  • Improved Memory and Mental Faculty
  • Higher Energy Level with Greater Stamina
  • Increased Bone Density
  • Reduction in Symptoms Brought on by Menopause

Once we know what’s going on with your hormones, we can create a treatment plan meant to restore your natural hormonal balance and get you on the road to feeling more like yourself again.  Your hormone profile is also a valuable reference point we use to help us determine the effectiveness of your treatment.

Male Hormone Profiling

Women aren’t the only ones who experience hormonal imbalance.  Men experience a gradual loss of hormones known as andropause.  Andropause can make life rather uncomfortable, and the decrease in testosterone levels can be the underlying cause of symptoms associated with:

  • Weight Gain
  • Sleep Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Loss
  • Lower Libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Hair Loss
  • Memory Loss

The comprehensive male profile provides us with a powerful tool for ensuring optimal hormone balance and metabolism. The male hormone profile helps us evaluate both the total testosterone and free, bio-available testosterone (free androgen index) with sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). Assessment of androgen metabolism is also enhanced with the measurement of estradiol, demonstrating the degree of aromatase activity that may influence prostate health. In addition, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is included with this profile offering a marker for the impact of male hormones on the prostate gland.

Proven Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

  • Facilitated Weight Loss
  • Better Sleep
  • Increased Lean Muscle Mass/Decreased Body Fat
  • Increased Libido and Sexual Performance
  • Increased Skin Elasticity/Fewer Wrinkles
  • Improved Memory and Mental Faculty
  • Higher Energy Level with Greater Stamina
  • Increased Bone Density
  • Reduction in Symptoms Brought on by Andropause

Once we’ve determined what’s going on with your hormones, we can create a treatment plan that’s uniquely tailored to your specific needs to restore your natural hormone balance.