Are you feeling a little “off”? Maybe some unexpected weight gain? Slower healing after exercising? Tired and sluggish for no reason? The answer could lie in the delicate balance of your hormones. Proper testing and management could transform your life!
Comprehensive Hormone Panels:
Salivary Adrenal Stress Profile with Consultation, Treatment Formulation and Follow Up
Do you find your mind constantly worrying, stressing, and obsessing over every little thing?
Do you ‘crash’ mid day and just can’t seem to keep your eyes open?
Do you lay in bed at night, unable to sleep, feeling both wired and tired at the same time?
Do you have unexplained weight gain in your midsection?
If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these questions, you might be in a state of adrenal fatigue. And those are just some of the symptoms!
So, what is adrenal fatigue? Let’s first start by talking about what the adrenal glands are. They are two tiny glands that sit on top of your kidneys and are responsible for many things your body does on a daily basis, one of them being activating your stress response. Your stress response is something you may have heard of by another name – the flight or fight response. Well, adrenal fatigue happens when your body has begun to exhaust its ability to deal with the flight or fight response. You see, back many years ago when humans had to hunt for their food and lived in the wild and faced real danger, the fight or flight response would help keep us safe. When a stressful situation like being chased by a tiger was a real threat, the body would kick in its fight or flight response, causing a cascade of reactions initiated by the adrenal glands to get you to either face the tiger or get away as fast as possible. Well, fast forward to today. There’s no tiger after most of us, but yet our body still registers little things around us as ‘tigers’ to activate our stress response. Things like alarms going off in the morning, a nagging spouse, piles of schoolwork, deadlines in the work place, you name it. Over time, these little cues begin to tax the adrenal glands and they stop functioning optimally. By the time this happens, we start to see some of the symptoms mentioned above. Luckily, there’s something we can do to fix it. Adrenal Stress Profile Testing will measure your stress hormone levels, and once your results are received, you will be given a completely individualized and custom treatment plan to get them to where they should be. Supplements, lifestyle modifications, and diet recommendations are often utilized as part of treatment. Living too long in an overstressed state can lead to things like heart disease, certain cancers, and other chronic illnesses. Take the step now to a healthier you!
Female Saliva Hormone Panel with Consultation, Treatment Formulation and Follow Up
Women are intuitive. We know when something is just off. We don’t need full on hot flashes and mood swings and missed periods to know if our hormones aren’t in check. We just know. But, in case you want to be certain, check the list below. If you’re experiencing any of those symptoms, it might be time that you had your hormones checked.
- Hot flashes/night sweats
- Dry skin
- Vaginal dryness/decreased libido
- Irregular or no cycles
- Fuzzy thinking/blunted motivation
- Swollen or painful breasts
- Weight gain/cravings for sweets
- Acne/abnormal hair loss or growth
So, why do a saliva test for things like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol instead of just drawing blood? It’s simple really and comes down to one word: Accuracy. You see, those hormones can exist in our bodies in different forms while in different tissues. Take blood, for example. In order to travel through your blood, some of those hormones have to bind on to proteins. While those hormones are bound to the proteins, they actually can’t do whatever hormone job they’re supposed to do. This makes blood readings somewhat inaccurate. On the other hand, hormones in the saliva are in their free form, completely unbound to anything. This gives a much more accurate reading as we are able to see what is actually happening with the hormone levels.
After the test is done and results are received, you will be given a completely individualized and custom treatment plan suited specifically to what your hormones need in order to function at optimal levels. These can include nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs, and even bio identical hormone replacement therapy.