Lab Testing and Consultation

Western Colorado Specialty Pharmacy

Lab tests and consultations.

At Western Colorado specialty Pharmacy, accurate testing is the key to receive the positive outcomes needed for their patients. Using ZRT Laboratory Testing Kits provides the convenience and accuracy needed for all testing from estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEAS to Thyroid and insulin testing. The ZRT kits include saliva, blood spot and saliva/blood spot combo.

Using ZRT test kits – CLIA certified diagnostic laboratory - provides us accuracy and meaningful test results to assist us on providing informed consultation for the best treatment decisions.

Western Colorado Specialty Pharmacy

A few test specialties we offer:

  • Hormone Balance
  • Menopause
  • Andropause
  • Stress & Adrenal Imbalance
  • Thyroid Imbalance

Give us a call today to schedule your lab test and consultation.


Thyroid Imbalance

this disease or dysfunction can explain a wide variety of symptoms. If you think you have any of the following symptoms give us call today to schedule your lab test.

Hypothyroidism

  • Weight gain or inability to lose weight despite exercise and diet
  • Feeling cold all the time (when others don’t)
  • Low energy and stamina, especially in the evening
  • Memory lapses or slow/fuzzy thinking
  • Dry, thinning, itchy skin
  • Dry or brittle hair and nails
  • Hair loss
  • Irregular bowel habits
  • Menstrual irregularities

Hyperthyroidism

  • Sudden or significant weight loss
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Nervousness or irritability

Stress & Adrenal Imbalance

by using saliva testing, the more accurate and reliable method, we can test for key hormones such as:

  • Cortisol: The primary stress hormone that fine-tunes our response to the stress of everyday living
  • DHEA: One of the most abundant hormones in the body, and a precursor to estrogens and testosterone; also balances some of the negative effects of high cortisol
  • Epinephrine / Norepinephrine: Neurotransmitters that mobilize the body’s natural “fight or flight” response in an emergency

80% of adults experience adrenal fatigue and when the above hormones are out of balance, it can lead to:

High Cortisol:

Results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired, increased belly fat & bone loss.

Low Cortisol:

Causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery & low immune reserves.

DHEA:

Out of balance adrenals can lead to high or low DHEA.


Andropause

also known as male menopause, signifies the retreat of the key male hormone testosterone. Contributing factors generally include:

Low Testosterone

Leads to decreased stamina and libido, fatigue & erectile dysfunction.

High Estrogen

Results in weight gain, increased chest and belly fat, hot flashes, night sweats & excessive need to urinate (BPH).

High Cortisol

Results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired & increased belly fat.

Low Cortisol

Causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery & low immune reserves.

Thyroid Imbalance

This condition is commonly missed in men and may often mimic symptoms of low testosterone.

CardioMetabolic Issues

This includes high blood pressure and diabetes, and may mimic some symptoms of low testosterone – like fatigue or erectile dysfunction.

High DHT

Results in excessive need to urinate (BPH), hair loss, acne.


Menopause

the right balance of hormones is vital to a women’s health during menopause when women’s levels of estrogen and progesterone diminish. When levels of estrogen and progesterone drop, it can trigger excess of the other results in these imbalances:

Estrogen Dominance or Low Progesterone

Results in mood swings, migraines, fat gain in hips and thighs.

Low Estrogen or Fluctuations of Estrogen

Triggers hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, foggy thinking, memory lapse & vaginal dryness.

Low Testosterone or DHEA

Leads to decreases in bone or muscle mass, metabolism, energy, strength, stamina, exercise tolerance & libido.

High Cortisol

Results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired & increased belly fat.

Low Cortisol

Causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery & low immune reserves.

Neurotransmitter Imbalance

Changes in estrogen and progesterone levels can impact neurotransmitter levels. For instance, a drop in estrogen can result in a drop in serotonin.

Thyroid Imbalance

Changes in estrogen levels can lead to thyroid symptoms like slowed metabolism and always feeling cold. In fact, many women experiencing menopause will be diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

Low Vitamin D

Sufficient levels of Vitamin D, estrogen and testosterone are important for maintaining bone health in the menopause years.


Hormone Balance

Hormone balance is the key to your health. Have you been feeling miserable on multiple fronts lately or any of these been troubling you lately?

  • Addiction & Impulsivity
  • Always feeling cold
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Great cancer
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Hot flashes & night seats
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Lower stamina & libido
  • PMS & PMDD
  • Skin Issues
  • Stress
  • Toxic exposure
  • Weight gain

To restore your vital balance of hormones, the first step is an accurate measurement of your hormone levels with a full assessment of the real meaning of the numbers.


Call us today to schedule your lab test and consultation today!