Check Your Hormones With Our Saliva Self-Test
If you have been dealing with some uncomfortable symptoms like weight gain, memory fog, sleep disruption, or fatigue, unbalanced hormones may be to blame. Our Basic Hormone Saliva Test helps you check your levels quickly and painlessly, testing 5 of the most common causes of imbalances.
At Dr. Randolph’s Ageless and Wellness Center, we are passionate about helping you get your hormones back on track so you can live your healthiest, happiest life. Read on to learn more about our precise, proven, and reliable saliva hormone test that provides a viable alternative to blood testing.
Our Hormone Profile Kit
Your hormones greatly impact how you feel and your quality of life. If you are experiencing these tell-tale symptoms, the culprit is likely your hormones.
- Mood swings
- Heavy or painful periods
- Decreased sex drive
- Sleep disruption
- Vaginal dryness
- Weakening bones
Our saliva self-test allows you to check your hormones quickly and reliably at home. Once the lab has processed your test, you’ll be scheduled for a telephone consultation that gives you a customized treatment plan based on your results for the following hormones.
Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone or “fight or flight” hormone, is a necessary immune response to danger. But if the body experiences chronic stress, the adrenal glands are triggered to secrete more cortisol, exhausting them and leading to adrenal fatigue. This could lead to them becoming unable to produce even normal amounts in the future.
Continually elevated cortisol levels can damage healthy bone and muscle, impair healing and cell regeneration, disrupt digestion, lead to weight gain and insulin resistance, hinder cognition, interfere with endocrine functions, and weaken the immune system.
Another hormone produced by the adrenal glands is dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) which is transported through the bloodstream as DHEA-sulfate (DHEAS) and is converted into other hormones as needed. It is often referred to as a “precursor hormone” because it can convert into testosterone.
DHEA provides the following benefits.
- Supports healthy hormone levels
- Balances cortisol
- Provides energy and anti-aging support
- Modulates the immune system
- Supports thyroid function
DHEA naturally drops as we age or as a result of chronic stress. Women with decreased DHEA report decreased libido as well as fewer occurrences of sexual satisfaction.
Estradiol is the most potent form of estrogen, which occurs naturally in females. As women enter into menopause, estrogen production drastically decreases, leading to symptoms, including vaginal atrophy and hot flashes. These adversely affect the quality of life and mood, sleep, relationships, and sexual function. In premenopausal women, estradiol reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by regulating how the body metabolizes cholesterol and triglycerides.
Many studies support that postmenopausal symptoms are improved with the use of estradiol hormone replacement therapy (HRT) improves postmenopausal symptoms. Estradiol also reduces the amount of stress the body releases in response to stress.
Progesterone is a female sex hormone mostly produced in the ovaries after a woman ovulates each month. It is an invaluable component of reproductive development, the menstrual cycle, and pregnancy success. Progesterone’s main function is to ready the uterus for pregnancy by thickening the uterine lining to prepare for the implantation of the fertilized egg.
Symptoms of low progesterone in unpregnant women include headaches, mood changes, uterine bleeding, and irregular menstrual cycles. Insufficient progesterone puts a woman at risk of becoming estrogen dominant, which comes with its own health implications. A natural balance progesterone cream improves and balances the negative effects of estrogen dominance.
Testosterone is the most-known of the sex hormones called “androgen.” While it is the primary hormone responsible for male physical and sexual development, women require a healthy level for mood and sex drive regulation as well as healthy muscles and bone density.
Testosterone provides the following benefits.
- Improves energy and brain function
- Improves libido
- Supports bone health
- Supports weight loss
- Improves muscle mass
In men, testosterone is formed in the testes and adrenal glands, while in women, it is produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands. Women and men reach peak testosterone levels in their 20s, after which levels begin to fall. An effective BHRT testosterone treatment helps restore testosterone levels.
A Simple Test to Improve Your Hormonal Health
Declining hormones are a natural part of the aging process, and our hormones can become imbalanced for many reasons. Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) mimics the natural hormones found in the body and replenishes your levels to restore health and vitality.
At Dr. Randolph’s Ageless and Wellness Center, we can help you keep your hormone levels where they need to be through our effective BHRT treatments that help you feel your best again. Contact us today to order your saliva self-test and get started.