What Do We Test For and What Does It Tell You?
We utilize your saliva as a sample for measuring hormones, such as testosterone, DHEA, progesterone, estriol, estrone, estradiol.
The brain-derived regulating hormones FSH and LH, are also measured to help assess efficacy of control and feedback between the brain and ovaries.
Saliva hormone values reflect the tissue concentration of your hormones. Blood and serum contain the total hormone, but your tissues are only bathed with the active or effective fraction as found in saliva. Active fraction measurements are superior to blood and urine measurements both in diagnosis and treatment when it comes to female hormones.
The right balance of hormones is important to long-term emotional, mental and bodily health.
Hormone imbalances can produce one or more of the following symptoms:
- Bleeding irregularities
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes or sweats
- Changes in sex drive
- Nervousness or irritability
- Mood changes
- Skin aging or cosmetic changes
- Altered fat and carbohydrate metabolism
If you are experiencing some of these symptoms and would like to find out more, please call for an appointment!