So you’ve been watching what you eat- by watching, I don’t mean watching everything you eat as it goes into your mouth- but making a conscious effort to eat healthier, nutritious foods and staying away from the sugary, processed and fried junk. You’ve also been keeping up with your workouts- running, biking, swimming, boxing, yoga, whatever- to make you sweat, burn some calories and produce that “feel good” chemical called endorphins.
Now, what about your hormones? Your hormones play a big role in weight management and could be the reason you are having difficulty reaching your ideal weight.
Did you know that hormones play a big role in weight management? If you have a hormonal imbalance, it could be holding you back from reaching your ideal weight.
Personalabs wants to provide you with the blood tests you need to evaluate your hormone levels. Not sure where to begin? Below is a list of important tests to help you get started.
- Thyroid Profile with TSH: This panel includes four tests to evaluate thyroid function, which is responsible for your metabolism. If TSH levels are high, you may have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) which results in weight gain; if TSH levels are low, you may have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) which results in weight loss.
- Cortisol: This hormone is produced by the adrenal glands and helps your body use sugar and fat for energy.
- Insulin-Like Growth Factor I (IGF-I): Helps diagnose growth hormone (GH) deficiency or excess and assesses the functioning status of the pituitary gland, which is responsible for regulating functions in the body.
- Testosterone: This hormone is important for muscle building and weight loss.
If you are looking for a more comprehensive panel, Personalabs also offers a Weight Loss Profile designed by Dr. J. E. Williams, which includes tests for blood sugar, adrenal and thyroid hormones, insulin levels and more to identify markers that could directly impact your ability to reach your goal weight. If you have a list of tests in mind, Personalabs can create a full panel blood test to fit your needs. Special orders don’t upset us! Send over your list and one of our sales representatives will be happy to assist you. Contact us today!