As women age their hormonal status changes from decade to decade that eventually can cause osteopenia and osteoporosis. This is due to the persistent imbalance or decline in estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones during menopause.
Our Bone Health Repair Program provides you with a synergistic solution to getting and keeping your bones healthy and strong. We use a a combination of safe resistance training that stimulates bone cells (osteoblasts) to produce more bone while educating you on the right nutrients your body needs to complete this process.
During cycling years most women have enough ovarian output of progesterone and estrogen. These two hormones promote bone growth. Around the mid-forties (usually 3 to 4 years before cessation of menstruation), the levels of estrogen and progesterone start to gradually drop off, thus accelerating bone dissolution.
In men, the decrease in testosterone can lead to a similar picture. Men convert testosterone into estrogen; therefore, a decrease in testosterone can reduce estrogen levels.
Does It Affect My Health?Yes, it does.
Bone aging leads to a disease called osteoporosis that results in bone thinning and, more importantly, bone fragility. Osteoporosis can affect you and your loved ones in several ways:
If you are at a high risk for developing osteoporosis, your physician has different measures and options to objectively assess your risks. These include:• Bone Density Measurement—Employs radioactive or x-ray sources to measure your bone strength and mineral content.
This Bone Health Repair package also includes:
The package also provides you with a pre and post testing of the metrics that are important for you to know regarding your hormonal status. Let our health specialists guide you every step of the way to optimal health.
We offer the Pyrilinks-D (DPD) urine test, which assesses bone breakdown, in combination with a saliva test that measures hormone levels of estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, FSH, testosterone and two cortisols.
Uses for the Bone Health Panel
Your doctor can use the Pyrilinks-D urine test within this panel to:
• Screen for osteoporosis in conjunction with bone densitometry.
• As a follow-up test to monitor the bone response in hormone replacement therapy and/ or osteoporosis treatment protocols.
Monitoring hormone replacement therapy through our lab also includes salivary hormone measurements of estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone—all from one salivary sample (PostM™ or PeriM™).
To know more about how you can increase your bone health contact us today!
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