FIA-Functional Intracellular Analysis with Spectracell Labs
FIA is an extremely informative blood test that assesses the patient for possible deficiencies.
LPP+ – Lipoprotein Particle Profile Plus with Spectracell Labs
Measuring the size/density and number of your good and bad cholesterol as well as measurement of your total cholesterol and triglycerides and other cardio genetic markers. This advanced test assesses your risk for heart disease.
Standard Blood Tests
These are the essentials that Dr. Pacholec uses to assist in addressing each patient’s unique chemistry. Includes: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Lipid Profile, Complete Blood Count, and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. Other additional blood tests may also be used including: Free T-4, Free T-3, Insulin Levels, DHEA and hormonal testing.
This analysis includes a number of measurements providing an in-depth look at your body composition. Including Basal Metabolic Rate; Daily Energy Requirements for your specific age, gender and weight; Body Mass Index calculation and body fat percentage.
Critical hormone imbalance testing may benefit patients with the following symptoms:
- LOSS OF LIBIDO (SEX DRIVE)
- WEIGHT GAIN
- MOOD SWINGS
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement is prescribed by Dr.Pacholec. She is a Feloow and Board-Certified by the American Academy of Anti- Aging& Regenerative Medicine.
Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) consists of using standard doses of commercially available synthetic hormones without considering each person’s individual hormone profile. In recent years, research such as the Women’s Health Initiative study has linked synthetic hormones to an increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer. In addition to this research, many doctors and patients have abandoned this “one-size-fits-all” approach for HRT.
An individual approach to HRT, using Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), pin points a person’s exact hormone levels, and what hormones are needed to balance their hormone deficiency. Studies show that BHRT in physiologic doses (equivalent to what your body used to make) produces more positive benefits and fewer negative effects than synthetic hormones. The difference between synthetic and bio-identical hormones is in their chemical structures and functionality. Synthetic hormones are often produced from animals, are not identical to those made by the human body and do not act in the body as human hormones do.
Bio-identical hormones (derived from plants such as soy or yam), are both chemically and functionally identical to those produced by human reproductive organs and adrenal glands. There are a multitude of symptoms that can improve with the proper prescription of BHRT including fatigue, insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes, bloating & swelling. weight gain; “belly fat”, depression, memory disturbance, concentration and many more.
Dr. Pacholec has been doing research and fellowship training with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She would love to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal imbalance with you at your next office visit. Dr. Pacholec believes many chronic illnesses can possibly be prevented as a person ages with proper nutrition, exercise, and use of vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and bio-identical hormones if an imbalance is detected.