WHY A HORMONE TEST?
Although these have become part of so many people's lives, they are all signs that your hormones might need some attention:
- Weight gain/inability to lose weight
- Mood swings- depressed, irritable, anxious
- Poor sleep
- Night sweats
- Decreased libido
- Sick frequently
- Intense cravings for salt/sugar
- Joint aches
- Low energy/energy slumps
- Digestive issues
- PMS- painful, bloating, breast tenderness
- Irregular periods/absent periods
When our body perceives stress (whether chemical, physical or emotional stress), it sends a series of signals from our brain to our adrenal glands. This is the body's normal response and increases cortisol and adrenaline to appropriately respond to the stress.
As the body adapts to stress, the hormone levels return to normal. However with ongoing stress, the levels in the body start to become imbalanced.
A Salivary Hormone Profile shows you how your body is responding to this signaling pathway and where you are in the stress response. It gives a picture of whether you are in an acute stage of stress or whether you have been dealing with stress for long periods of time.
It will also show how the stress response is impacting sex hormone levels. It includes the following markers:
- Total cortisol levels
- Cortisol levels throughout the day
- Estradiol (the most strongest form of estrogen)
Really, it is a big picture of how your body is responding and handling stress and how that manifests in the things you are struggling with in every day life.
It truly gives you answers and connects what you feel to what is going on in your body! Learn more about salivary hormone testing.