The GX Sciences Women’s Health Panel consists of 25 gene variants (SNPs) that have been chosen by our medical experts which play a significant role in:
Delivery / Absorption / Conversion of Folic Acid and B12
- Blood Clot Risk
- Hormonal Production and Breakdown
- Risk Factors for Infertility
- Risk of Metabolic Disease (hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, PCOS)
Hormonal, metabolic and vitamin abnormalities in women can produce a number of undesirable affects, such as weight gain, sleep disturbances, infertility, fatigue, and mood disturbances. In some women, hormonal issues with estrogen / progesterone balance and altered estrogen metabolism can lead to a higher risk of developing deep venous thrombosis, altered blood pressure and fluid balance, and increase the risk of hypertension. In some more severe cases, increase risk of cancer, miscarriage, placental separation, preeclampsia, and pulmonary embolisms can occur.
Determining you risk of these issues is now much easier with the recent development of Nutrigenomic Testingfrom GX Sciences. Knowing your genetic predisposition allows you and your physician to help determine the proper course of nutrition, hormonal therapy risk and metabolic risk. It can also make you more aware of the signs and symptoms of a possible complications and potential life threatening issues.
Conditions that indicate the possible need for hormone testing and a GX Sciences Women’s Health Panel include:
o Irregular Menstrual Cycles
o Weight Gain
o History of Cystic Ovaries (PCOS)
o Decreased Fertility
o Hair Loss
o Recurring pre-menstrual breast tenderness
o History of Miscarriage
o Fibrocystic Breast
o Excess facial or body hair
o Post-Menopausal Hormone Replacement
o Family History of Infertility or Miscarriage
o Family history of Breast / Ovarian or Endometrial Cancer
o Family History of Hypothyroidism
o Family History of Obesity
o Family History of Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes
o Family History of Pre-eclampsia
Utilizing our proprietary SNP Genius software, the Women’s Health Panel will take an individual patient’s DNA genetic findings and interpret them through the GX Sciences Precision Supplementation algorithm to determine the exact therapeutic need, lifestyle alteration or laboratory test that is indicated for you.
Hormone Panel: Genetic Testing for Women’s Health
While hormones provide both
men and women with sexual reproduction motivation, they are also much more than that to the human body. Glands excrete hormones - signaling to molecules that control and regulate growth and development, tissue function, digestion, excretion, metabolism, respiration, sensory perception, stress, mood, sleep, reproduction, and lactation. Many hormones operate by cascades, where one hormones actives another until the biochemical process that the chain of hormones is intended for is complete.
With 50 different hormones triggering distinct events throughout the body, distinguishing which hormones may be causing health problems becomes complicated. Since these biochemical events can be complex and, at times, interwoven, it’s beneficial to understand your body’s unique tendencies and how they can impact your overall health. GX Science’s hormone panel can help with just that.
Women’s Health Panel: Hormone Imbalances, Their Risks, and Their Symptoms
Women are twenty times more likely to have a thyroid issue than men. As a major hormone-producing gland, an over or underactive thyroid can be detrimental to one’s health. There are various thyroid diseases and conditions, including Hashimoto’s Disease, where the immune system confuses the thyroid for a foreign structure and attacks it, thinking it’s defending the body.
Hormones levels can affect weight gain, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and mood.
In women, issues with estrogen and estrogen blockers can increase the risk for cancer, blood clots, miscarriage, placental separation, preeclampsia, and pulmonary embolisms. They can also lead to a higher risk of developing deep venous thrombosis, negatively impact blood pressure and fluid balance, and increase the risk of hypertension. Depending on your current hormonal state, estrogen therapy like birth control can worsen symptoms and increase associated risks like blood clotting. Knowing the signs can help determine whether or not you may have a thyroid or other hormonal issue. If you’re struggling with irregular menstrual cycles, mood swings, low libido, decreased fertility, excess facial or body hair, bone loss, loss of scalp hair, and poor concentration, it may be time to order a hormone panel.
GX Science’s Genetic Testing for Hormones
A hormone imbalance can occur for a myriad of reasons. Hormone issues are not exclusive to younger or older patients. Our hormone panel is a non-invasive genetic test that helps discover a hormone imbalance in males or females. GX Science’s holistic approach to health allows our analysis to consider your unique genetic makeup, rather than comparing your hormone levels to the average of the general population.
If you are experiencing symptoms related to hormone issues, it may be time to assess your overall health with the help of our hormone panel, helping your healthcare provider gain a better understanding of your unique issues and needs.