Saliva Testing for Hormone Levels

| November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hormone levels in your body are as critical as fluid levels in your car. When hormone levels are high in our youth, we have energy, sex drive, can sleep until noon, eat what we want with no weight gain, and party all night. That starts to change around age 26-27, when hormone levels start to drop. By age 35, you definitely know you’re not a teenager any more. There is only a small group of doctors, nurse practitioners, P.A.’s and pharmacists trained in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Gynecologist and endocrinologist are the last doctors you want to go to for hormone replacement. The more specialized a doctor is, the more MSU training he/she has had from drug companies. Your first step is to find out where you are hormonally–which fluid levels are low. The dash board of your car shows warning lights when fluid levels like oil get low. Your body has “warning lights” we call “symptoms”. The MSU approach is to put tape over the warning lights or surgically remove them. Covering up your oil light will not solve the problem of low oil. You can self-assess your fluid levels in 2 ways. One, is to have a saliva test. These tests look at hormone levels in your saliva, and are more accurate than blood testing. The company sends you the kit you request. You provide them a sample of your saliva. They then send you a report you can go over with your specialist in bio-identical hormone replacement. Saliva test should be complemented with the Symptom Profiles from my website. No good doctor treats you by looking at a piece of paper. Actually, the less testing they need to do, the better the doctor is. If you only needed to look at “High” and “Low” on a blood test, any high school graduate could be a doctor.

SALIVA TESTING

Saliva testing is used for measuring hormones like cortisol, estrogen and testosterone, and its non-invasive collection asks patients to spit into a plastic tube. This sampling method allows patients to collect saliva at home at specific times, which is important for accurately measuring hormone levels.

Why do we test hormones in saliva? Steroid hormones in the bloodstream are 95-99% bound to carrier proteins, and in this form are unavailable to target tissues. Saliva testing measures the amount of hormone available to target tissues – the bioavailable amount. For this reason, saliva testing better relates to specific symptoms of excess or deficiency, and is a good option for monitoring hormone therapy.

ZRT is one of the first labs to measure hormones in saliva, and helped establish the method that made saliva hormone testing commercially viable for health care providers and patients around the globe.

Read more about saliva testing, or order a kit at http://www.zrtlab.com/sample-types/saliva/.

 

(MSU is a commonly used Robyism that typically stands for “make science up” or “make sh*t up”. “Critter” is commonly used to reference Candida yeast overgrowth and inflammation.)

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Category: General Health, Hormone Support

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