Hormone Saliva Testing
The endocrine system includes all of the glands and organs responsible for creating and utilizing messenger molecules known as hormones. These hormones are primarily responsible for regulating mood, metabolism, growth and development.
Glands such as the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid release these chemical messengers to create specific physiological effects. But stress can have a significant impact on the endocrine system and often disrupt the release of hormones.
Some of the factors that have a negative affect are:
- Birth Control Pills
- Hormone replicators in the environment (example: plastic from water bottles)
- Heavy metals and/or pesticides in water, soil, food and consumer products
Men can be as affected by hormonal changes as women. In addition, women who have not reached menopause and men who have not reached andropause (male menopause) are very likely to be affected by hormone changes or imbalances.
When these imbalances exist, an individual exhibits a vast array of symptoms that may include, but are not limited to:
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Decreased libido
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty Concentrating
Kits are available for purchase for $79.00 per kit. The actual test cost is separate and can run anywhere from $99 and up..please call to verify the additional cost.
For more information on Saliva Hormone Testing and how it can help you, ask Dr. Christensen for an evaluation.