Salivary Hormonal Testing

Female Hormone Profile

hormonal_testing-largeHormones are tremendously complex and during the pre-menopausal years, imbalanced hormones can pose challenges with mood stabilisation, conception and regulation of your menstrual cycle. The Female Hormone Profile provides valuable information on an individual’s hormonal status and the potential impact this may have on physical and emotional health. Salivary hormone measurements is the most accurate analyses of estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone.

Salivary hormone testing is particularly ideal for the prevention and treatment of hormone related symptoms and conditions, prescribing and for monitoring natural hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone-related symptoms can occur from the age of when a menstrual cycle commences. Generally, hormonal issues is usually not a clear-cut case of one hormone level being abnormal, or even one hormone system. In fact, because of the role that hormones play as chemical messengers to wake up the genome in specific target tissues throughout the body, it makes sense that all hormone systems work in concert with each other to maintain a state of balance.

Common Conditions:

  • Hot flushes
  • Weight gain
  • Night sweats
  • Depression
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Mood changes
  • Brain fog
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bone loss
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Low libido
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • PMS
  • Symptoms of menopause
  • PCOS

ANALYTES

  • DHEAs
  • Estrone (E1)
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Estriol (E3)
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Ratio
  • Cortisol Profile

Each person has two adrenal glands both located on top of each of the body’s two kidneys. These glands are important to the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system. Adrenal fatigue is a very common condition in today’s society through the physical and physiological demands we put on our adrenal glands. Each gland is composed

Salivary cortisol testing is the most accurate and powerful non-invasive salivary hormone test that evaluates bioactive levels of the body’s important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This hormone test (stress test) serves as a critical tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions that may affect our day to day lives. This hormone test examines 4 saliva samples over a 12-hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA. The Adrenocortex test should be used as a general screening test as it plays such an important role for a healthy life.

Common Conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration, ‘brain fog’
  • Energy levels
  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Salt cravings
  • Mild depression
  • Lack of stamina
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Irregular sleeping patterns
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Blood Pressure
  • Depression
  • Impaired Immune System

Analytes

  • Cortisol 6:00-8:00am
  • Cortisol 12:00pm
  • Cortisol 4:00pm
  • Cortisol 8:00pm

 

SLEEP PROFILE

insomnia testInsomnia is defined as a repeated difficulty with sleep initiation, maintenance, duration and/or quality of sleep. This occurs despite adequate opportunity and time for sleep and results in daytime impairment. Mild (transient or short-term) insomnia is known to affect between 30-50% of the general population, whilst chronic insomnia has a prevalence of 9-15%. This disorder affects energy levels, memory, concentration and problem solving skills. In addition, it has been linked to learning disabilities in children. Sleeplessness not only affects the individual but also produces social stress, lowered employee productivity and higher number of accidents. Therefore it is vital that the cause and treatment of insomnia is adequately addressed.

Common Conditions:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Shift work
  • Hair loss
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

ANALYTES

  • Midnight Collection
  • Cortisol (12-2am)
  • Melatonin (12-2am)

 

Male Hormone Profile

male hormone testingThe basic male hormone profile is a unique and accurate analysis for the measurement of male hormones. As the body ages it is evident that particular hormones decline or fluctuate causing a variety of health conditions. This unique profile will provide valuable information on an individual’s hormonal status. The Male hormone profile will provide insights into a wide range of disorders, from reduced libido and muscle mass to cardiovascular disease and other hormone related imbalanced symptoms.

Salivary hormone testing is particularly ideal for the prevention and treatment of hormone related symptoms and conditions, prescribing and monitoring natural hormone replacement therapy. Salivary Hormone testing is unique in that it helps identify the hormonal imbalances which may be causing chronic health problems. From just one simple non-invasive collection, results obtained from the test make it possible for practitioners to individualize treatment in order to establish optimal hormone balance.

Common Conditions:

  • Poor memory
  • Poor attention/focus
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of libido
  • Impaired immune system
  • Prostate cancer
  • Diabetes and hypoglycaemia
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Male pattern balding

Analytes:

  • DHEAs
  • E1-Estrone
  • E2 -Estradial
  • Testosterone