Dutch Hormone Testing & Treatment
A brief video of Mark Newman, President of Precision Analytical, discussing the novelty of the DUTCH Hormone Test
In today's world, most people are struggling in some way with hormonal imbalances brought on by a multitude of factors.
* Environmental toxins and endocrine disruptors
* The pervasive presence of harmful plastics in our food supply
* Questionable chemicals in our personal products
* The relentless stress of modern life
* Suboptimal nutrition, etc.
Hypogonadism and symptoms of low and low-normal testosterone, in men and women, have never been more pervasive, thanks to pesticides and herbicides that inhibit testosterone or compete with testosterone binding sites. I saw a news story recently about the high levels of measurable estrogen in our water supply, thanks to the ubiquitous use of oral contraceptives which are not filtered out in our city's water filtration systems. All these exogenous hormones impact our lives negatively in many ways.
DUTCH is an acronym that stands for "Dried Urine Testing for Complete Hormones" and provides a powerful tool to understand and address these imbalances. Often individuals seeking comprehensive hormone testing may encounter mainstream Ob/Gyns or endocrinologists who simply dismiss the idea, claiming that hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle make the measurements too complex. And their only solution is usually oral contraceptives. This, in our view, is lazy and unethical. Even when blood testing is offered, it typically only provides basic data, and doesn't capture the entire picture.
Fewer doctors are willing to prescribe hormone replacement therapy in women, or testosterone any more, for fear of the risk of side effects. Men as well as women need it to maximize their health. If doctors do treat it, they too often rest content with getting patients barely above the lower limits of normal, and do not titrate to maximize effectiveness.
Enter the DUTCH complete test, a game-changer in hormonal assessment. This straightforward urine test goes beyond the basics. It delves into all the various sex hormones, adrenal hormones, cortisol patterns, melatonin (which most people don't know is a hormone), and their metabolites. Additionally, it includes an OAT test which can unveil potential vitamin deficiencies, insights into gut health, oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and neurotransmitter activity. What sets it apart is its ability to not just measure hormones but also provide insights into their metabolism and excretion pathways. This can offer extremely valuable insights into liver function and even assess the risk of conditions like breast and gonad cancer.
Our hormones exert a profound influence on nearly every aspect of our lives and health. Whether you're dealing with chronic fatigue, loss of libido, vaginal dryness if you're a women or erectile dysfunction if you're a man, sleep disturbances, depressed mood, elevated stress levels, unexplained weight gain, skin problems, or hair thinning, hormones are likely playing a role. A DUTCH test could be your path to understanding and resolving these issues.
Our fee for evaluating, providing counseling, and treating your DUTCH Hormone Test is $300. The company that runs the test will charge you $320 separately (with our practitioner discount).
If you're an Established Patient, order DUTCH Hormone Testing & Evaluation today. Then, schedule an appointment with Kaitlyn Barnett, NP, through the Established Patients link on the website. She sees patients on Mondays and Thursdays, and you need to specify her as your provider at that appointment. In the comment section, you may specify that it's a phone appointment.
If you're not an Established Patient in Your Home Medical Care, order both a "One-Time Consult" and DUTCH Hormone Testing & Evaluation. Make sure you fill out the questionnaire fully. You'll be given your instructions by email and cell phone.