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Is Baseline Hormone Testing Recommended? - Dr. Daenell (VIDEO)

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Dr. Daenell shares if she recommends baseline hormone testing for women.

Dr. Daenell:
You know t’s really popular. People like to have tangible information about where they are, but when it comes to making recommendations to my patients I want to know, "What are we going to get out of this?" and "Will it change the way we work?" Otherwise, I don’t want to trouble them with an invasive procedure or an expensive procedure.

So unless something is so confusing that we can’t figure it out, I typically don’t necessarily want to look at blood levels of hormones. Having been in this practice for ten years and treating that many women, when I take the case, when I listen to her story, I pretty much know where to start, and doing those blood levels, all that gives a doctor is a place to start, and every doctor then has to adjust to the individual based on how they are reacting.

So I skip that part for most women and go to the place where we know where to start, and we adjust for the individual.

About Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell, N.D.:
Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell is a licensed naturopathic physician and currently practices as a consultant in Denver, Colorado near Cherry Creek. She was previously the managing editor at the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, is the past-president of the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She conducted her pre-medical studied at the University of Colorado, in Boulder and completed her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, she is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Visit Dr. Daenell at her website


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