Worried about Infertility, Menopause, PMT, Erectile Dysfunction, Fatigue, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Fibroids, Breast Lumps and other hormonal issues? Then have your hormones checked by one of our experienced Naturopaths.
What is a saliva hormone test?
A saliva hormone test is an assessment of the bio-available hormones present in your body. Saliva testing shows you how much of your hormones are in your tissues and are therefore active in your body causing the symptoms you may be experiencing as opposed to standard blood hormone tests, which assess total levels only. The bio-available hormones can affect many conditions such as PMS, fertility, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, premature ejaculation and numerous other conditions.
Why should you have this test?
By testing the level of bio-available hormones in your saliva your Naturopath can provide an accurate assessment of your body’s hormonal environment to determine if any symptoms you are experiencing are associated with an imbalance or lack of specific active hormones. This allows your Naturopath to get to the cause of the problem by correcting the imbalance revealed by the test. Adequate and balanced levels of the hormones (Estrone, Estradiol, Estriol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA, DHT, Cortisol, Androstenedione, Melatonin) are necessary for maintaining optimal health and wellbeing in both females and males.
Who should have this test?
Any woman or man experiencing health issues related to stress, hormonal imbalances or long-term use of hormonal contraceptives. Conditions such as Infertility, Menopause, PMT, Erectile Dysfunction, Fatigue, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Breast Lumps, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Recurrent miscarriage, Pre-mature hair loss, Skin disorders, Anxiety and Depression will benefit from a saliva hormonal assessment.
What happens in the test?
In your consultation your Naturopath will give you a test kit that provides you with everything you need to perform the test in the privacy of your own home. All you have to do is collect a sample of saliva, often performed in the morning and pop it into the post to be sent to the lab specified. There is no pain involved and there is also no need for any blood to be drawn.
Your Naturopath will decide on the best profile for you from the following options – Female Hormone Profile, Adrenal Stress Profile, Male Hormone Profile, Sleep Profile, 28 Day Female Cycle Hormone.