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Elevated Androgen Levels Observed in Perimenopausal Women

Article Courtesy Labrix Clinical Services.

 

lab-logoConventional wisdom suggests that all hormones decrease after a woman goes through menopause. Signs and symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, bone loss, changes in lipid profiles, and reduction of insulin sensitivity are well documented in the scientific literature and associated with changes in estradiol. Additionally, testosterone and DHEA are known to gradually decrease with age, although recent research suggests transient increases may be seen during the menopausal transition.

In reproductive women, production of testosterone is shared between the ovaries and adrenal glands and accounts for one third of testosterone in read more…

HPA Axis Dysregulation with a Side of Holy Basil

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No question about it, this is a fast paced world. The expectations to multitask, handle traffic, respond to floods of emails, work full time, deal with family stressors, manage finances and perhaps cope with health issues happen simultaneously. Today’s world is a recipe for cooking up abnormal cortisol levels.

Whether a real life stressor or a perceived stressor, the body physiologically reacts the same by producing excess cortisol, the classic chemical fight or flight response. Over time, this chronic stress leads to a dysregulation in the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal axis, otherwise known as read more…

Progesterone and the Prostate

lab-logoPicture this…You receive your Labrix testing result for a male patient, and the report shows progesterone insufficiency (estrogen dominance). Progesterone supplementation is mentioned in the interpretation, but you don’t know where to start. Isn’t progesterone a female hormone? What could progesterone therapy offer a male?

If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone. To understand how to utilize progesterone, it is important to understand the hormonal fluctuations of the aging male. As we are aware, testosterone levels decline with age and have been linked to many health concerns including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Testosterone, however, isn’t the only sex read more…

VIDEO: Menopause Treatment

Labrix Director of Clinical Services Robyn Kutka ND discusses common symptoms associated with menopause, and outlines an effective and straightforward testing and treatment approach for female patients.

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Get a Jump on Your CE Credits for 2016

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Labrix Clinical Services advanced training weekend offers an intimate and in-depth intensive on hormone balancing, the complex relationship between sex hormones, adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters, and the complicated symptom pictures that can result from these imbalances. This training is designed for the hormone-savvy practitioner, who is looking to elevate his or her practice through deeper understanding and additional clinical insight. Topics presented for discussion cover the gamut of clinical presentations and will be heavily case oriented. Also included are clinical pearls and pitfalls, gleaned from the decades of combined clinical experience of Labrix co-founders Jay Mead, read more…

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