Special Services & Products
Adrenal Fatigue Testing
Prolonged stress can have a negative impact on your adrenal function and lead to a hormonal imbalance. An imbalance in adrenal stress hormones, such as cortisol and DHEA, can lead to problems with energy levels, emotions, chronic inflammatory conditions, headaches, susceptibility to infections, menstrual irregularities, difficulty concentrating and insomnia.
Avant Gynecology offers adrenal fatigue testing to assess your adrenal hormones with a simple saliva test. The test results will include a detailed report of your adrenal hormone production throughout the day. Additionally, you will be given recommendations for lifestyle changes and supplements to boost your adrenal function.
For your convenience, we carry various adrenal health supplements that can be purchased in our office.
Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies play a direct role in suppressing immune function and contributing to chronic health conditions. Avant Gynecology now offers micronutrient testing with a simple blood test that can evaluate and measure how specific micronutrients are functioning in your immune system. After testing, you will receive a detailed report outlining your micronutrient status for various vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. The report will also provide you with nutrient repletion recommendations and list the essential functions and food sources of each nutrient tested.
The foods, chemicals and environmental substances that we eat and expose ourselves to each day have a profound impact on our immune system. The ALCAT Food and Chemical Sensitivity/Intolerance Test identifies sensitivities to hundreds of foods, additives, chemicals, dyes, medications and environmental substances with a simple blood test. These sensitivities lead to a state of inflammation that can exacerbate or trigger the onset of chronic health conditions like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, GI disorders, skin disorders, ADHD, asthma and weight gain.
ALCAT is NOT an “allergy” or IgE test like the RAST test or skin testing. The ALCAT measures delayed reactions to foods and chemicals that would not test positive on a typical allergy test. You will receive a detailed report listing the identified sensitivities divided into four distinct areas: severe reaction, moderate reaction, mild reaction and no reaction. The report will also help you develop an appropriate plan to start eliminating these substances, so you can improve your general health and immunity.
Saliva Hormone Testing
Saliva testing is a useful diagnostic tool in measuring various hormone levels when diagnosing and treating hormone imbalance. Salivary hormone concentration represents the free form of a particular hormone rather than the bound form of hormone as measured in blood tests. Saliva tests are non-invasive and multiple samples can be taken over a period of time, which helps reflect the body’s daily hormonal fluctuation. Saliva hormone testing is useful in the diagnosis of cycle abnormalities as well as the management of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Avant Gynecology offers various saliva hormone panels to assess hormonal imbalance and response to hormone replacement therapy. Cost varies among the different hormone panels, and some insurance plans cover a portion of the test cost.
Nutritional/Weight Loss Counseling
Our providers Avant Gynecology strive to help you become a healthier you, and our nutritional counseling program is designed to help give you a jump start in achieving your weight loss goals. An initial nutrition counseling visit will include a thirty minute consultation. A provider will help you devise a customized plan including an exercise program and healthy diet. For proper candidates, we may prescribe weight-loss medication to help you achieve your goals. Follow-up visits occur every 4 weeks, so we can monitor your progress, assess your health and make plan adjustments as needed.
Our nutritional counseling program is designed to assist you in your weight loss efforts. As with any weight loss program, it is important that you are ready and willing to make lifestyle changes in order to be truly successful and maintain your results.
Vitamins & Supplements
Avant Gynecology carries an extensive line of pharmaceutical-grade vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements from Ortho Molecular Products®, Douglas Laboratories® and PhysioLogics®. We are happy to recommend and provide you with the appropriate supplements to optimize your health in the following areas:
- General Health/Multi-Vitamin Support
- Weight Loss Support
- Diabetes Control
- Heart Health
- Adrenal Function
- Improve Energy and Reduce Stress
- Hormone Function
- Bone Health
- Sleep Support
- Brain Function
- Intestinal Health
- Vaginal Health
Cosmetic Services & Products
Avant Gynecology offers Botox® Cosmetic for the treatment of undesired facial lines and wrinkles. Botox® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
Avant Gynecology carries an extensive line of skincare products by SkinCeuticals. Our practice has chosen this line of skincare products based on their proven results and record of scientific evidence.
Avant Gynecology carries Latisse® (link to www.latisse.com), the prescription treatment for growing longer, thicker and darker lashes.