What is hormone profiling?
Hormones play a critical role in regulating various metabolic processes in the body, balance, glucose homeostasis and lipid metabolism. Hormone profiling is a powerful tool used in metabolic medicine to assess hormone imbalances and identify underlying metabolic disorders.
What does hormone profiling involve?
Hormone profiling involves measuring the levels of various hormones in the blood to assess their overall balance and identify any imbalances that may be contributing to metabolic disorders. These hormones include insulin, cortisol, thyroid hormones, sex hormones (such as testosterone and oestrogen) and growth hormones. A comprehensive targeted profile may identify insulin resistance, increased stress response or failure of glands. By analysing hormone levels, we can identify underlying metabolic disorders and develop targeted treatment plans to improve patient outcomes.
What conditions is hormone profiling used for?
Hormone profiling is particularly useful in the diagnosis and management of metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Measuring insulin levels can help identify insulin resistance and determine the appropriate treatment plan. In obesity, measuring levels of hormones can inform weight management strategies.
Benefits of hormone profiling
Hormone profiling offers numerous benefits in metabolic medicine. Firstly, it provides a more comprehensive view of your metabolic health, allowing us to develop targeted treatment plans that address the underlying causes of metabolic disorders. Secondly, it enables early identification of hormonal imbalances, which can be corrected before they lead to more serious metabolic disorders. It also allows for more personalised and precise treatment plans tailored to your individual hormonal profile, resulting in better outcomes and improved quality of life.
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