When it comes to keeping a healthy metabolism, most people only focus on their activity levels and caloric intake. In fact, hormone levels and exposure to toxins also play a role. Heavy metals, organophophates, and even plastics can affect your metabolism. The experts at Home Clinics of America are here to provide you with hormone treatments and toxicology services to ensure your best health.
Our Toxicology Services
We provide tests for heavy metals, organophophates, and plastics. We assist clinicians in identifying possible toxic effects, confirming a new diagnosis, or determining the best course of treatment. We help in toxicological assessments by screening compounds regularly to identify and eliminate unsafe elements at the earliest stage.
In compliance with regulatory guidelines, we have the most up-to-date equipment to evaluate toxic compounds professionally. Our team can help you meet your product development needs, enhance your decision-making process, and save your time and resources.
Individual metals and metal compounds, including “heavy metals,” are toxic metals that harm people’s health. Many of these metals are required for life in minimal amounts. In larger quantities, however, they become toxic. They may accumulate in biological systems and pose a severe health risk, and affect your metabolism.
Arsenic is usually found near or in hazardous waste sites and locations with soil, rocks, and water. Arsenic poisoning can result from excessive levels of exposure.
The element beryllium has a wide range of uses. Occupational exposure to beryllium is most common during mining, extraction, and manufacturing of alloy metals containing the element. Beryllium exposure can lead to allergies, lung and skin disease in a large percentage of workers.
Cadmium is a highly hazardous metal typically encountered in industrial settings, especially where ore is treated or smelted. Acute exposure after welding on cadmium-containing alloys or using silver solders can be fatal.
Human carcinogens include hexavalent chromium. Workers in enterprises that produce chromate and pigments containing chromate have been found to have a higher risk of lung cancer.
One of the most common overexposures to lead is in the construction workplace. Construction jobs, most smelting operations, radiator repair shops, and firing ranges are all industries with significant potential exposures.
Mining, manufacture, and transportation of mercury and mining and refining gold and silver ores are all common causes of mercury exposure. Mercury poisoning causes lifelong harm to the brain system and kidneys.
Organophophates are a class of manufactured compounds that are poisonous both to insects and animals. The most extensively used pesticides nowadays are organophophates. Those who work in agriculture, gardening, and veterinary medicine are familiar with this substance.
Organophophate pesticides operate by disrupting an enzyme in the body. This enzyme is necessary for the body’s nerve messages to be controlled. After exposure to large amounts, you may experience unwanted side effects and notice a change in your metabolism.
What Can Exposure to Organophophates Do to Your Health?
The symptoms of exposure may begin during or after contact with the toxin. They may also depend on how the exposure was initiated in the first place. Oftentimes, symptoms may appear first after inhaling the toxin, then after eating or drinking contaminated food or water. In some cases, it may occur after coming into contact with the skin.
Among the signs and symptoms of exposure to the toxin include:
How Toxicology Helps Keep Metabolism
Many factors can contribute to weight gain and a slower metabolism. Our experts recognize the link between your metabolism, hormone levels, and exposure to toxins and plastics. Traditionally, you can boost your metabolism by reducing stress, choosing to eat whole foods, or switching to a low-calorie diet. However, if you do not see ideal results, it may be time to consider toxicity issues or possible hormone deficiency.
Hormone Treatments for Better Metabolism
Would you like to keep a healthy metabolism and balance your hormone levels? Our treatments can help you achieve better overall health and alleviate the symptoms of hormone deficiency and possible exposure to toxins.
The ovaries, adrenal glands, and fat cells all create estrogen, a female sex hormone. In return, estrogen helps produce leptin, a protein that controls metabolism and hunger. When a woman’s estrogen levels drop dramatically, such as during menopause, her body tends to produce estrogen in her fat cells. This event causes the body to store and convert more calories to fat.
Progesterone is created in substantial quantities both during and after ovulation in women. A decrease in progesterone levels might also cause the body to retain salt and water. This hormone also aids in the conversion of fat stores into energy. When there is too much or too little progesterone, women may also overeat due to a hormonal imbalance.
Testosterone, which both men and women produce, prevents fat storage, especially in the abdomen. This hormone is also principally responsible for growing and maintaining muscle mass in men. It is generated in lesser amounts in women. Because muscle aids in the burning of calories and promotes metabolism, a considerable loss of muscle mass can delay metabolism and induce weight gain.
DHEA helps people lose weight by improving their metabolism, reducing fat storage, and lowering their appetite for fatty food.
Produced in the liver, muscles, and fat tissues, this hormone regulates fat metabolism and aids in better glucose absorption.
This hormone helps to establish a proper insulin response by preventing high glucagon levels. Incretin also causes a feeling of fullness and inhibits the emptying of the stomach.
Pregnenolone is a potent hormone that regulates other hormones to help prevent the accumulation of abdominal fat. This hormone also maintains metabolism, enhances brain function and memory, and has rejuvenating properties.
Toxicology You Can Trust
Only trusted experts perform our toxicology tests and hormone treatments. You can trust that our findings will be conceived, executed, and delivered in a professional and trustworthy manner. Whether you’re researching medicines, chemicals, or treatments for metabolic syndromes, the right toxicology team can help you realize your goals for better health.