Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa

HEALTH & HORMONE TESTING

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HEALTH & HORMONE
BLOOD TEST

Evaluation of overall health including inflammation, cardiovascular status, select nutrients and hormones with targets of optimal vs normal range. Add on options for athletic performance, micronutrients, amino acids, and or essential fatty acids available.
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May be recommended if you are experiencing fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, hormone changes or for longevity medicine.

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HEALTH & HORMONE SALIVA TEST

This signature DNA Genetic Test Health & Hormones assess over 100 genes for Detoxification Pathways, Health Overall, Hormone Metabolism, Nutrition, Alcohol Tolerance, Vitamin & Minerals needs, Blood Sugar, Weight & Metabolism, Cardiovascular Health, Fitness (Exercise Performance & Impact) & Injury Risk.
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Best suited to those who want the most comprehensive approach to DNA health. Genetic Testing is ordered by our Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner providers with consultation. Custom supplements are available based on the results.

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MEDICAL THERMOGRAPHY

A heat sensitive “snap-shot” picture of the body or regions of the body to compliment traditional medical testing to aid in the early detection of disease or internal dysfunction. Thermography is a painless, non-invasive, state of the art clinical test, using an infrared camera to measure heat patterns and blood flow in body tissues without any exposure to radiation.
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May be recommended to assess breast, thyroid, uterus, circulatory, or inflammatory concerns.

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FAQS

At Revivelife we recommend that you undergo yearly integrative health testing as a part of a general wellness and longevity program. Health and hormone testing is a more in-depth assessment of your health. This includes hormones that impact your energy, brain function, mood, and overall health. Conventional blood testing that addresses “normal reference ranges” vs “optimal reference ranges” may not highlight subtle health concerns. 1-3 Comprehensive in-depth testing is available that can be customized to you.

Most often lifestyle disease doesn’t happen overnight but is linked to slow and steady changes that we can measure and monitor with in-depth lab testing.  Addressing what are optimal ranges for you is vital to longevity medicine.

All aspects of your health may be associated with health and hormone imbalances.

The symptoms and conditions associated with health imbalances may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Skin Concerns (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea)
  • Weight Concerns

The symptoms of a hormonal imbalance depend on which glands and hormones are affected. Common symptoms and conditions may include:

  • A bulge in the neck
  • Anxiety, Depression or Insomnia
  • Bloating
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast tenderness
  • Brittle or Weak Bones
  • Changes in Appetite
  • Changes in Blood Pressure
  • Changes in Blood Sugar
  • Changes in Heart Rate
  • Changes in Sensitivity to Cold and Heat
  • Deepening of the Voice in Females
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Increased Thirst
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Needing to go to the Bathroom More or Less than Usual
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Perimenopause/Menopause
  • PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome)
  • Puffy Face
  • Reduced Sex Drive
  • Thinning, Brittle Hair
  • Unexplained and Long-Term Fatigue
  • Unexplained or Excess Sweating
  • Unexplained Weight Gain or Weight Loss
  • Very Dry Skin or Skin Rashes
  • Water Retention (face, breasts – in women, abdomen

There are many links to health and hormone imbalances. The most common include:

  • Addison’s Disease (low cortisol and aldosterone)
  • Anorexia
  • Blood Sugar Imbalance (Hypoglycemia or Hyperglycemia)
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
  • Cushing’s Syndrome (high cortisol)
  • Diabetes – type 1 and 2
  • Iodine Deficiency (goiters)
  • Medications
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid Gland Imbalance
  • Phytoestrogens (naturally-occurring plant estrogens found in soy products and other plants)
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Severe Allergic Reactions
  • Severe Infections
  • Stress
  • Thyroid Imbalance (Hypothyroid or Hyperthyroid)
  • Toxins (pollutants, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, including pesticides and herbicides

Your Naturopath or Nurse Practitioner will help assess which test is right for you, including an analysis of the most cost-efficient path of testing. We recommend a New Patient Visit with one of our Naturopathic Doctors for the most comprehensive approach to your health or a Pre-Lab Visit for a quick snapshot prior to lab testing as there are many tests available.  Lab testing alone is a one-dimensional picture of your health. The expertise of a health professional is required to create a three-dimensional picture for proper selection, and interpretation of lab testing. To complete your care we recommend booking your Post-Lab consult 2 weeks after testing to review your results and receive your tailored health plan.

The Health & Hormone Blood test panel at Revivelife is different than the blood tests that you get at your traditional medical doctor’s office in three ways:

  1. More Comprehensive– Additional biomarkers are added that are important to evaluate to keep your health plan in prevention versus waiting for the disease.
  2. Optimal Targets– Optimal ranges are assessed vs normal ranges. Many health symptoms and conditions are linked to the high and low normal ranges that are reported on your traditional medical doctor’s testing. In addition, an in-depth review of your lifestyle, health, and other aspects of what defines your optimal levels are taken into consideration.
  3. Timing– The time that hormones are tested is also vital to proper assessment and therapies.

Third-party insurance companies may cover all or a portion of your consultations. At this time most often they do not cover this testing with the exception of the metabolic urine test (MUT) which is considered an in-office test that they sometimes cover. Please check with your individual provider for details and how to submit claims.

Your Revivelife clinician will review all findings and create a tailored plan to you based on what are the root causes of your health dysfunction. The use of tailored nutrients, herbals, supplements, stress management, acupuncture, and or lifestyle coaching that promote healing are often advised.

We recommend a New Patient Visit for the most comprehensive approach to your health or a Pre-Lab Visit for a quick snapshot before lab testing and a Post-Lab consult to review your results and receive your tailored health plan.

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