Desert Health Specialists

Specialty Testing

Specialty Testing

Desert Health Specialists offers many different specialty testing options to help us diagnose the root cause of the your concerns.  Please click the link below to learn more about each test.  If you have questions, or would like to schedule one of these tests, please call at (480) 237-3889.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Do you ever eat certain food and notice some type of sensitivity or reaction afterwards? Do you sometimes breakout with hives, eczema, have a flare up of your asthma or even experience abdominal pain and vomiting?

If you experience any of these symptoms, a Food Sensitivity Test
might be indicated. You may say I have had a food allergy test before done by another physician. Most food allergy testing only looks at the IgE mediated response, which is a true anaphylactic allergic reaction. These types of reactions can suddenly appear: redness, swelling, shortness of breath, increase body heat, etc.

At Desert Health Specialists we also look at the IgG mediated food reaction. These are delayed reactions that can occur sometimes 24- 48 hours or more after eating a specific food. Individuals with allergies, asthma, neurological, gastrointestinal, and sometimes even movement disorders often suffer from IgG food allergies. You may be a person with a food allergy and don’t even know it. By continuing to eat a food that you presume is healthy but is ultimately an allergy could be the root cause of some of your health concerns. At Desert Health Specialists we will work with you in eliminating the offending food and ensure that your gut is repaired so that in the future it may be possible to eat that food again.

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Thyroid Testing

Your thyroid gland is one of the largest most important glands in your body. The hormones produced by the thyroid have a wide range of affects throughout your whole body.

Some symptoms you may experience due to an under functioning thyroid:

    • Hard time losing weight
    • Decreased Energy
    • Constipation
    • Poor Memory
    • Dry Skin
    • Hair loss

Thyroid conditions treated:

    • Hypothyroid
    • Hyperthyroid
    • Hoshimoto’s
    • Graves Disease

Testing for Thyroid Imbalances:

Thyroid testing is a simple blood test measuring your thyroid hormone levels including T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine), thyroid stimulating hormone and thyroid anti-bodies. Once the doctors of Desert Health Specialists have received your results we will discuss your treatment options.

Adrenal Fatigue

Do you have a hard time getting up in the morning and are
wide-awake at night?

Do you suffer from low energy throughout the day or crash in the afternoon?

Do you feel like you could take a nap at any time of the day?

 Well if you answered “Yes” to any of these questions then you may be suffering from what is known as Adrenal Fatigue.

The adrenal glands, located just above your kidneys, modulate stress in your body. When functioning properly they produce hormones such as cortisol, adrenalin, testosterone, estrogen, DHEA, and aldosterone. The main hormone produced is Cortisol. This hormone controls your Circadian Rhythm throughout the day. Cortisol should be high in the morning upon rising and lower in the evening prior to sleep. If the adrenal glands are under performing symptoms may arise such as low energy level, low vitality, increase pain, increase inflammation and poor sleep pattern.

The testing for Adrenal Fatigue is simple; there are no needles involved. It is a salivary test taken 4 times throughout the day to assess your daily cortisol rhythm.

Once we receive your cortisol test results, we can then devise a treatment protocol tailored specifically to your symptoms and get you back on track with your Health.

Female Hormones

As a women it is important to check your hormone levels on a regular basis.  This is to ensure that our bodies are in balance as we age.  Hormone testing may include checking the function of the adrenal glands, thyroid gland, blood sugar, and female hormone panel.

Our treatment protocols include the use of bio-identical hormones, supplements, and dietary adjustments.  Every treatment is designed specifically for each patient according to her individual needs.

Micronutrient Testing

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test provides the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available. It focuses on measuring your nutritional deficiencies at the cellular level. The micronutrient test assess how well your body is utilizing the 33 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites needed for good health, performance, and recovery.

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Male Hormones

Many men have low testosterone levels and don’t even know it. As men age the prevalence of low testosterone only increases. Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone in men that makes us who we are. Most men associate their testosterone with having a healthy libido, but there are many other beneficial aspects that testosterone can have on ones life.

Possible Low Testosterone Symptoms

  • Decrease Sex Drive
  • Abdominal Obesity
  • Persistent Fatigue
  • Fatigue with Physical Activity
  • Decrease Muscle Mass & Strength

Potential Benefits from Testosterone Therapy

  • Increase Libido
  • Increase Energy
  • Increase Muscle Mass & Strength
  • Decrease Abdominal Obesity
  • Improve Overall Health & Well Being

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