ATMS- National Seminar Series 2017
Assessment Options in Hormonal Dysregulation
Few clinical areas afford us as great an opportunity to advance the state of the art and science of assessments of endocrine function. Moreover, there are many options in clinical laboratory tests to date that can be used to diagnose patients with hormonal imbalances. There are, however, peripheral biomarkers as well as in-depth metabolite markers available that can identify patients with pathophysiologic processes and serve to objectively assess, treat and monitor therapeutic responses within relevant pathways.
Hormonal dysregulation is a natural transition in the “change of life” that shifts hormone levels associated with a continuum of physiologic and metabolic changes which manifest as troubling symptoms and risk for more serious health conditions.
Specialized laboratory diagnostics provide insight into these changes and offer guidelines for practitioners.
Which Test is best for Hormonal Imbalance?
The complexity of hormonal life is frequently an intimidating dynamic process that keeps many health practitioners on their toes. An appreciation of the maturational changes that occur in the hormonal flux can be aided with comprehensive assessment options.
The Use of Biological Markers and Laboratory-Based Testing in hormonal assessments can wear may faces – saliva, spot urine, 24-hr urine, dried urine, blood, and blood spot
Vanita shares her extensive clinical knowledge in functional pathology testing of hormones.
In this seminar, you will learn:
- the concept of pathophysiologic and diagnostic-specific testing panels to aid in the detection of mediators of hormone synthesis and metabolism
- When to use which sample for testing
- The evidence of correlation between samples
- Interpretation of test results
- Unpacking specific markers in Functional pathology contained in blood, urine, or saliva revealing significant hormonal imbalances in simple to complex hormonally associated health conditions
- Avenues of further investigation in hormones and how it can affect other organ systems