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headdoc
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03/04/2019 6:50 am  

This is a fairly comprehensive list and seems comparable to others I've seen. One doc, Dr. Karlis Ullis, orders assessment for heavy metals also.

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Blood Tests

Male Menopause

HGH/Hormone Balancing

CHI Baseline Laboratory Tests
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CBC
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Lipid Profile (fasting)
Homocysteine (fasting)
Cardio C-Reactive Protein (fasting)
Fasting Insulin
Hemoglobin A1C
CA-125
Magnesium
AA/EPA Ratio (Special Order Form) General

CBC
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Lipid Profile (fasting)
Homocysteine (fasting)
Cardio C-Reactive Protein (fasting)
Fasting Insulin
Hemoglobin A1C
Magnesium
AA/EPA Ratio (Special Order Form)
Thyroid Tests

Free t3
Free T4
TSH Thyroid Tests

Free T3
Free T4
TSH
Hormones

Free & Total Testosterone
SHBG
DHEA Sulfate
IGF1 (Somatomedin C)
Estradiol
Progesterone
FSH
LH Hormones

Free & Total Testosterone
SHBG
DHEA Sulfate
IGF1 (Somatomedin C)
Estradiol
FSH
LH
Bone Density

N-Telopeptides [Osteoporosis Urine Screen] Prostate

PSA
Free PSA

Bone Density

N-Telopeptides [Osteoporosis Urine Screen]

Optional but Recommended (Men & Women)

Pantox Lipid & Vitamin Screen (fasting)
Pantox Vitamin Screen only
Berkely Heart Panel if needed for further Lipid Analysis

Descriptions of Lab Tests

General Lab tests (go to top)

CBC = Complete Blood Count
This test measures Red Blood Cells and if low indicates anemia. White blood cells and type of white blood cells are measured and this information may indicate viral illness or bacterial infection or parasite infection. Blood Platelets are one component of the clotting of blood.

Comprehensive metabolic panel
This lab test measures the electrolytes in the blood including sodium and potassium. Blood sugar (glucose) is measured which can indicate hypoglycemia or diabetes. Liver function and kidney function is measured. Cardiovascular risk lab tests Half of all myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) occur in persons with normal cholesterol. Due to this fact additional lab tests are required to asses cardiovascular risk

Lipid profile
Cholesterol (HDL and LDL, “good” and “bad” cholesterol) Triglycerides

Homocysteine
A toxic amino acid that damages coronary arteries and may be a more important risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol. This is an important anti-aging biomarker because it also measures state of protection of your DNA. Can be controlled with B vitamins and other neutraceuticals.

C-Reactive Protein
Measures inflammation in coronary arteries and may be a more important risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol. See New England Journal of Medicine, March 2000

Hormone levels (go to top)
Since the decline in hormone levels is one of the principal causes of aging, and since we can reverse these declines safely with bio-identical hormones, these tests are an essential component of your anti-aging program.

Testosterone and Free Testosterone
Testosterone is a vital hormone in women as well as men. Not just a sex hormone but necessary for proper functioning of every cell in the body. It is protective against heart disease and type 2 diabetes in men. It is necessary for libido, sense of well being, muscle strength and prevention of osteoporosis in women. Testosterone is bound by Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) which makes most of the hormone unavailable to our bodies. It is essential to measure the “Free Testosterone” to know how much active testosterone is present.

Dihydro Testosterone (DHT)
This stronger form of testosterone is made from testosterone by the action of an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. There is controversy over the role of DHT. If the levels are high it can be controlled with neutraceuticals or medicines.

DHEA, DHEA Sulfate
DHEA is the adrenal hormone that is most plentiful in the body. The DHEA Sulfate test measures the stable form of DHEA and more useful than a DHEA level. This hormone can be bought in the US without a prescription but the only way to keep the blood level of the hormone in the ideal range is by accurate testing.

IGF-1 (Insulin like growth factor 1)
This lab test is essential to measure the level of human growth hormone (HGH) in the body. Although HGH got its name because it makes children grow, it is essential for healthy and happy adult life. Replacement therapy with bio-identical HGH can have profound effects on slowing and even reversing aging. Since HGH only lasts in the blood about 5 minutes after it is released by the pituitary gland, it is very difficult to measure. An indirect method of measuring it is IGF-1. One of the effects of HGH is to cause the production of IGF-1 in the liver. By measuring IGF-1 we can tell how much growth hormone you are producing and whether you are a candidate for HGH replacement therapy.

IGF-BP3 (IGF Binding Protein 3)
This is one of the proteins that carries IGF-1 in the blood. It is associated with protection from cancer.

Thyroid tests (go to top)

(Free T3, Free T4, TSH)
These tests measure the free portions of T3 and T4 which are bioactive. Many people who are on thyroid replacement therapy with synthroid (just T4) do not have adequate T3. Some people who have thyroid tests in the vast “normal” range can benefit from bio-identical thyroid replacement therapy with T3 and T4 and improve lipid profile, migraine headaches, energy level, cold intolerance and weight control.

Estradiol
Estradiol or E2 is one of the three estrogens produced in premenopausal women. Decreased E2 can cause menopausal symptoms of hot flashes and loss of well being. It is necessary for brain function, prevention of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s dementia, and vaginal dryness. Perimenopausal women may have decreased E2. Estradiol within a certain range is also necessary for brain and other functions in men. If Estradiol is too high in men, decreased Testosterone production can result. This can be controlled with vitamins and neutraceuticals or medicines. Replacement therapy should be with bio-identical natural hormones not artificial hormones or hormones obtained from horses. Levels will vary with the menstrual cycle and cycling women should ideally have this lab test drawn on day 21-25 of their cycle.

Progesterone
Progesterone also decreases in the Perimenopausal period. It is necessary to maintain well being and to prevent emotional swings. Postmenopausal women on estrogen replacement therapy require progesterone therapy as well to prevent uterine cancer. Replacement therapy should be with bio-identical natural hormones not artificial hormones.

FSH and LH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Lutenizing Hormone)
These pituitary hormones stimulate the gonadal hormones of estrogen and progesterone in women and testosterone in men. These lab tests are useful in assessing Perimenopausal status and in diagnosing the cause of low testosterone in men

Cancer Screen (go to top)

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
This is a screening test for prostate cancer that men over 40 should have every year. Other cancer screening tests can be ordered on an individual basis.

Vitamin levels (go to top)

Pantox profile
This test measures key vitamin levels such as coenzyme q10 and the carotenes and can be used to asses the supplements that you are taking and your need for specific vitamins.

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headdoc
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03/04/2019 7:28 am  

http://www.ehealthspan.com/

just wanted to give credit to the authors of the above. The site is also filled with other useful information--including an instructional disk of the state of the art hrt for men and women.

And we'll collect the moments one by one. I guess that's how the future's done. Feist, "Mushaboom", 2005


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jboldman
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03/04/2019 8:13 am  

good post headdoc!

jb


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pSimonkey
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03/04/2019 8:45 am  

thanks for that headdoc


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guijr
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03/04/2019 9:23 am  

Idiot.

"The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing" ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee.


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headdoc
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03/04/2019 10:12 am  
Posted by: guijr
Idiot.

The village now has its finest back!

And we'll collect the moments one by one. I guess that's how the future's done. Feist, "Mushaboom", 2005


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guijr
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03/04/2019 11:05 am  
Posted by: headdoc
The village now has its finest back!

Just to let you know that I was talking to the author of the spam, not to Doc.

"The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing" ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee.


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headdoc
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03/04/2019 11:53 am  
Posted by: guijr
Just to let you know that I was talking to the author of the spam, not to Doc.

I deleted a post I thought was inappropriate for the thread. We seem to have had a plague of these lately. If we had a pornography forum, I'd just move them. I wonder if the guy who started recently is just signing in under different names. Guijr I hope you didn't think I was referring to you.

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