By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
Testing your hormone levels can provide you with amazing results! Hormone testing has been a fascinating part of our practice. Your hormones can affect how you feel mentally and physically. Have you ever heard the phrase, “She’s hormonal”? Well, there really can be a bit of truth behind that! Hormones can make you have all kinds of feelings like anger, depression and even feeling kind of “crazy” or emotional when they are not adequately balanced. Some women go through hormonal changes without any issues. This is not the norm! There are so many women that struggle with the ups and downs of their hormones. Hormonal imbalances can appear in forms like a decreased sex drive, anger, anxiety, weight gain, brain fog, hair loss, insomnia, facial hair, and depression. No wonder women feel like they are loosing their minds! The key to stop having those annoying hormone fluctuations which can help reduce or even stop those annoying hormone symptoms. For some, blood tests are find, but for others, blood tests simply do not show the true hormone levels so hormone imbalances get missed. That is why we do hormone saliva testing! Saliva tells you the “active” levels of hormones which can tell a whole lot about YOU!
Let’s take a quick look at some specific symptoms related to hormone levels for females.
High Testosterone- loss of hair on scalp, facial hair, weight gain, anxiety, irregular and missed periods.
Low Progesterone: miscarriage, infertility, insomnia, weight gain, depression, hot flashes , irregular periods, hair loss
Low Estrogen: depression, fatigue, lack of motivation, hot flashes, hair loss
Low Adrenals- excessive fatigue (regardless of sufficient amount of sleep), trouble concentrating, sensitivity to cold, feeling stressed or run down, overwhelmed, evening energy, craving salt or sweets
Low Thyroid- fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, hair loss, sensitivity to cold, sweaty, anxious, and hair loss.
I am sure that after seeing how hormones not being balanced can negatively affect one’s quality of life, you can appreciate why comprehensive hormone testing is so important! Better than being essential it is also Super easy…That is why we like to recommend the a Comprehensive Female Hormones Saliva Test because it tests for hormones, adrenals, thyroid, pituitary function all in one test through your saliva! Hormones do not have to drive you crazy; you just have to know which ones are too low or too high. Your hormones do not need to wreak havoc on your life; they just need to be tested and corrected!
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Medical disclaimer: Our hormone imbalance test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.