-Helps Understand Your Body’s Metabolism By Testing Hormone Related to Metabolism
-Tests Cortisol(C), Testosterone(T), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone(TSH) level in Blood
-Performed With a Simple Finger Stick in the Privacy of Your Own Home
-Results Available Approximately 5 to 7 Business Days Upon Receipt of Sample at the Lab
Testing Metabolic Health
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Thyroid gland’s primary endocrine function is to regulate body’s metabolism.
There are many different health problems associated with either an under-active or overactive thyroid gland so it is essential that basic thyroid function be tested regularly. The easiest way to do this is by testing for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). TSH is the precursor of T3 and T4 which are responsible for stimulating metabolism in body tissues.
The normal TSH levels in blood range between 0.5-5.5 mIU/ml. If the TSH levels are over 5.5 patient should be considered as a case of hypothyroidism i.e. having an under active thyroid. If the TSH levels are below 0.5, it is considered as a case of hyperthyroidism. TSH measurements are often supplemented with imaging tests, biopsies, clinical evaluation etc. Various symptoms like loss or gain of weight, blood pressure, facial features etc. are evaluated to diagnose hyper- or hypothyroidism.
Cortisol is an important steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands to help you combat stress. It has an important effect on metabolism. It functions both for fat storing and fat releasing.
Acute rise in cortisol level is said to be associated with fat burning and chronic elevation may lead to muscle loss. Abnormal cortisol production also results in insulin resistant, which can lead to greater fat storage in the body.
Your levels of cortisol fluctuate normally throughout the day. However, if you experience persistent cortisol imbalance, you’re likely to experience health issues including fatigue, high blood pressure, memory issues, depression, weight gain/loss, inflammation, prolonged illnesses, aches and pains, infertility and common colds.
Testosterone hormone is involved in muscle bulk and strength development. Testosterone helps build muscle as it increases level of growth hormone. It helps in burning fat and drop in the level can lead to fat storage.