We monitor hormone levels by drawing labs before treatment begins. Tests typically include, but are not limited to, PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) in men, Testosterone, LH (luteinizing hormone), blood count, liver profile, Thyroid hormones (TSH), Vitamin D, DHEA, and Estradiol. Testing in women may also include FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and Progesterone.
Blood and hormone levels are typically re-tested up to three times per year. The frequency of hormones testing depends on the needs and treatment plan of the individual. This allows our practitioners to ensure that hormone levels are optimal for each patient.
Men must also obtain a digital rectal exam once a year to monitor their prostate levels. Women are advised to undergo annual mammogram and PAP smear testing as determined by their gynecologist, and continue with monthly self breast exams.