Dr. Panagopoulos uses a number of diagnostic tools to help determine the underlying cause of a patient’s condition. He relies on a thorough patient history intake, physical evaluation, blood, saliva, stool, and urine collections and a subsequent analysis.
Clinical Blood Analysis
Blood analysis is a helpful diagnostic tool that gives us an overall picture of a patient’s current state of health. Specific biomarkers help us determine the current state of the liver, kidneys, heart, immune system, blood glucose regulation, and the presence of any possible anemias.
This test is very helpful when analyzing cortisol (stress hormone), testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, estrogen levels, and adrenal function. An imbalance in these hormones will result in loss of libido, infertility, PMS, dysmenorrhea and menopausal symptomatology.
Fecal testing is used to evaluate gastrointestinal integrity and the possible presence of harmful pathogens causing a disruption in the normal gut lining.
A urine test helps evaluate kidney function, looks at possible urinary infections, and of course examines the body’s ability to excrete harmful byproducts of regular metabolic processes and toxins.