Saliva Testing: What it can tell you about your hormones?

Saliva Testing: What it can tell you about your hormones?

by Shearly (SU)
Women produce a complex array of hormones besides the commonly known hormone estrogen, such as progesterone, estradiol, human growth factor (HGH), DHEA-S and even testosterone. The specific levels of hormones can and does change over time and at different life stages like peri-menopause, menopause or during pregnancy. As you age the natural levels of female hormones shift, creating a variety of symptoms such as hot flashes, mood changes and irritability, night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, increased chance of osteoporosis and heart attacks. HRT, or hormone replacement therapy, can help many women regulate and maintain their hormone levels. In many cases a simple saliva test can determine how much and which specific hormone levels may be out of balance.