Complete Sex Hormone Panel

Complete Sex Hormone Panel

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Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted directly into the blood, which carries them to organs and tissues of the body to exert their functions.  There are many types of hormones that act on different aspects of bodily functions and processes.

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Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted directly into the blood, which carries them to organs and tissues of the body to exert their functions.  There are many types of hormones that act on different aspects of bodily functions and processes.

Clinical Applications of Hormone Imbalance:

  • Fatigue & energy levels
  • Cardiovascular health (blood pressure, clotting, lipids)
  • Neurology (migraines, sleep, pain)
  • Mental health (depression, anxiety, cognitive function)
  • Immunity (infections, autoimmune disease)
  • Metabolism (blood sugar regulation, tissue repair)
  • Menopause Symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, low sex drive)
  • Andropause (erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, loss of strength, increase body fat)
  • Bone density (osteoporosis)
  • Physical appearance (skin, muscles, hair

    Sex (Steroid) Hormones
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) – the most abundant sex hormone in the body, DHEAS (the sulfated, or bioavailable for of DHEA), is produced by the adrenal glands is the precursor hormone to testosterone and estrogens.  DHEAS enhances immunity, reduces autoimmunity, helps prevent cancer, and improves insulin sensitivity, bone health and cognitive function.P,E
  • Androstenedione – precursor hormone to both testosterone and estrogens; occurs in equilibrium with testosterone so an increase in one also increases the other.P
  • Testosterone – clinically associated with increased muscle mass, libido, bone health and a general sense of well being.E
  • Estradiol (E2) – the strongest estrogen; protects blood vessels, increased high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL), prevents bone loss, helps form collagen which benefits the appearance of the skin, improves cognitive function and increases the immune response.  However, estradiol also exerts a strong proliferative effect on hormone sensitive tissues like the breast, uterus and ovary so it must be properly balanced with progesterone and other estrogens to prevent the clinical manifestation of estrogen dominance and related cancers.E
  • Estrone (E1) – This estrogen has very strong tissue proliferative effects and may be linked to estrogen dominant conditions like fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis and uterine fibroids.  It will create either dangerous or benefical metabolites, depending on a person’s nutritional status.
  • Estriol, unconjugated (E3) – weaker estrogen; protective against cancer as it opposes the proliferative effects on the uterus, breast and ovary from the stronger estrogens; particularly high during pregnancy.E
  • Progesterone – selectively balances the effects of estrogen in hormonally sensitive tissue (breast, uterine) as well as in the brain and skin. Progesterone decreases the immune response, promotes bone formation, protects the brain and tends to have a calming effect on mood.  It is also a precursor hormone for other sex hormones as well as cortisol and interacts with hormones to regulate metabolism.P,E

    P – Precursor hormone – typically converted to other hormones
    E – End point hormone – acts directly on tissues for physiologic effects
    R – Regulating hormone – initiates the production or suppression of other hormones

Regulatory (Peptide) Hormones

  • Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) – stimulates the production of estrogens; marker of ovarian function in women and initiates sperm production in men.
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) – contributes to reproductive function in both men and women; responsible for ovulation in women and sperm production in men; works synergistically with FSH and largely affected by prolactin levels.
  • Prolactin (PRL) – an inhibitory hormone that reduces the action of several other hormones; most known for its ability to stimulate milk production in lactating women but it also regulates calcium metabolism and plays a role in the synthesis of nerve cells and prostaglandins as well, in both men and women.
  • Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) – produced in the liver and regulated by other hormones, SHGB is a protein that binds estrogens and testosterone in the bloodstream so they are biologically inactive.

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Female, Male

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