The Three Pillars
At ALETRIS, we do more than just measure estrogen and progesterone and prescribe bio-identical hormones: We also see an intimate connection in the function of all hormone systems in your body. We call these systems The Three Pillars of Hormone Health.
The Pillars of Hormone Health involve proper function of:
THE ADRENAL GLANDS
Testosterone (in females)
THE THYROID GLAND
T4 & T3 hormones
THE OVARIES AND TESTES
OVARIES producing estrogen, progesterone & testosterone
TESTES producing testosterone
If one system is out of balance, it will affect the other two systems. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the health of all three hormone systems. For example, you can correct a woman’s sex hormone imbalance, but if her thyroid or adrenal glands are not functioning properly, she may still experience undesirable symptoms. Our goal is to bring each pillar of hormone health into balance.