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Salivary Hormone Testing

 Many of your feelings of poor health could be due to hormonal imbalances. Salivary hormone testing provides an accurate way to identify these imbalances and help to focus on bringing them back to a balanced state. Jan offers salivary hormone testing as a non-invasive and very convenient measure of her client’s hormones. It measures free, bioavailable hormones (those doing their job at the cellular level) as opposed to bound, unavailable hormones in the blood.

Hormones play such a vital role in the maintainence of health and wellbeing. Identifying an imbalance in any one or more of the hormones through saliva testing can help to create the most effective treatment protocol for the client in order to balance the hormones. For example, the levels of your stress hormone cortisol measured over the course of a day gives an excellent snapshot of your adrenal health. And is a fabulous test for people who feel fatigued on waking, or in the afternoons. It is also the perfect test when combined with melatonin hormone testing for people with insomnia and sleep problems.

Salivary hormone testing can be used for both men and women. The test even applies to those taking NHRT/ HRT or the oral contraceptive pill. It is useful in cases of:

  • PMS
  • Amennorrhoea (absence of menstruation)
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)
  • Fibroids
  • Cysts
  • Low libido - men and women
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Infertility problems - female and male
  • Difficulty conceiving
  • Miscarriage
  • Weight gain, difficulty losing weight
  • CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Lack of energy
  • Sleep problems
  • Panic/anxiety attacks
  • Afternoon energy slumps
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Acne
  • "Grumpy old man syndrome":
  • Easy to anger
  • Feeling irritable easily
  • Snoring
  • Falling asleep in front of TV
  • Loss of confidence
  • Depression
  • Poor libido / poor erections

In menstruating females the saliva sample is taken on day 21 of the cycle, first thing in the morning. For males or non-menstruating women, the sample can be taken any day of the month. If you are suffering symptoms of hormone imbalance Jan is likely to recommend you have this test to check your levels. (You need to be referred by a practitioner for the test.) You do the test yourself in your home and send the sample away in the kit and postage paid envelope provided. The results will be sent after approximately 3 weeks. Jan will then discuss the results with you during your follow-up consultation. There are simple ways to improve hormone imbalance so do not despair.