Salivary Hormone Testing

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There are several ways saliva hormone tests can help you to take responsibility for, and optimize your health. The first way is to help identify possible causes of health problems. Depending on the specific hormones involved, certain symptoms or groups of symptoms are usually present when hormonal imbalance exists.
Hormone testing can be used to guide supplementation, to determine if an oral hormone supplement is being absorbed, and if the dosage is appropriate. Bioavailability of oral hormonal supplements can vary widely. The saliva test can also help you evaluate if estrogens are well balanced with progesterone following progesterone cream supplementation. Too much estrogen, relative to progesterone, leads to excessive tissue proliferation, whereas too much progesterone in the absence of adequate estrogen can exacerbate estrogen deficiency problems.
This is a quick and easy way to find out if your hormones are out of balance, the saliva can be collected at home and is then sent away for testing. The report you receive is thorough and easy to follow.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Video” image_src=”//i.ytimg.com/vi/P8uA74vR6z8/hqdefault.jpg” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]

Are the levels of steroid hormones in blood and saliva the same?

When the various glands manufacture the steroids they are released into the bloodstream bound to carrier proteins. Only a small fraction (1-5%) of a given amount of steroid hormone breaks loose from the carrier protein in the bloodstream and is free to enter target tissues. This free or unbound hormone is what we want to measure, since it is active or bioavailable to the target tissues such as the breast, uterus, brain, and skin.

Many studies in the scientific literature have shown that there is a strong correlation between the levels of steroid hormones in saliva and the bioavailable (free) levels of steroids in the bloodstream. The amount of steroid hormone that enters the salivary ducts and then saliva, is representative of the fraction of steroids in the bloodstream that are bioavailable to other tissues in the body.
 
 
The test measures a number of hormones:

The estrogens – relieve menopausal symptoms, protect against osteoporosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, incontinence and tooth loss. Enhance mental acuity and memory. Increase serotonin and endorphin levels.
Progesterone – decreases risk of endometrial cancer, enhances mood and has a calming effect. Involved in the reduction of PMS and menopausal hot flushes. Regulates fluid balance.
Testosterone – builds muscle and promotes muscle tone, increases libido, helps strengthen bones.

Please call NatMed today to arrange your free initial 5 minute telephone consultation to discuss how Saliva Hormone Testing can help you.

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