Hormone Testing - Naturopath Sunshine Coast Clinic

Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Naturopath and Psychology Clinic

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Hormone Testing

Hormone Testing for Female & Males

Female Saliva Hormone testing Profile

Female hormone testing a great way to test the following issues and causes. The main hormones affecting the menstrual cycle and fertility are produced by glands in the brain and by the ovaries. These hormones regulate menstruation, mood stabilisation, fertility and sex drive (libido), therefore, an imbalance in hormones can produce abnormalities in these various functions. The production of hormones naturally and gradually decrease as a woman ages, leading to menopause.

Generally, hormonal issues are not a clear-cut case of one hormone level being abnormal, or even one hormone system. Hormones are extremely complex and work together in various tissues of the body to maintain balance. Therefore, an imbalance in one hormone often causes an imbalance in another hormone or hormone system. This is where testing becomes particularly useful.

The Female Hormone testing Profile provides a valuable assessment of an individual’s hormonal status and the potential impact this may have on physical and emotional health. Salivary assessment of hormones is the most accurate analyses of estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone.

Common conditions associated with female hormone imbalances include:

  • Hot flushes
    Saliva hormone testing

    An example of a saliva hormone test panel

  • Weight gain
  • Night sweats
  • Depression
  • Irregular menstruation and PMS
  • PCOS
  • Mood changes
  • Brain fog and fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep patterns and insomnia
  • Low libido
  • Infertility and miscarriage
  • Dry skin and vaginal dryness
  • Bone loss
  • Symptoms of menopause

The markers assessed in the Female Hormone Profiles include:

Basic: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3), Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEAs, ratios.

Extensive: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3), Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEAs, Androstenedione, ratios.

Male Saliva Hormone testing Profile

From the age of 30, males experience a decrease in testosterone at a rate of 10% per decade. This age-related reduction in testosterone (and other hormones) in males has been named ‘andropause’.

Generally, hormonal issues are not a clear-cut case of one hormone level being abnormal, or even one hormone system. Hormones are extremely complex and work together in various tissues of the body to maintain balance. Therefore, an imbalance in one hormone often causes an imbalance in another hormone or hormone system. This is where testing becomes particularly useful.

The Male Hormone testing Profile provides a valuable assessment of a male’s hormonal status helping to identify hormonal imbalances, and the potential impact this may have on physical and emotional health. Results obtained from the test enable your practitioner to formulate specific treatment interventions in order to establish optimal hormone balance.

Common conditions associated with male hormone imbalances include:

  • Poor memory and poor attention/focus
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of libido
  • Impaired immune system
  • Prostate cancer
  • Diabetes and hypoglycaemia
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Male pattern balding

The markers assessed in the Male Hormone Profiles include:

Basic: DHEAs, E1, E2 Testosterone.

Extensive: DHEAs, E1, E2, Testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), Androstenedione.

If you feel you could benefit from hormone testing, we encourage you to book in for a free assessment consultation with our Naturopaths where we can assess what type would be best for you.