Accurate Salivary Hormone Test
Only Multiple Sample Testing provides accurate analysis of true hormone function.
Menopause Type® Analysis based on lab test.
P:E Ratio analysis and interpretation.
Fluctuation Index, which reveals the degree of hormonal instability and how much they fluctuate.
Advanced Menopause Type® Questionnaire
Estrogen Deficiency symptom percentage analysis.
Progesterone Deficiency symptom percentage analysis.
Testosterone Deficiency symptom percentage analysis.
Androgen Excess symptom percentage analysis.
Advanced Clinical Analysis
Menopause Type® analysis reveals the specific pattern of your hormones
Fluctuation Index™ reveals how unstable your hormones
Anthropometric Analysis helps evaluate your hormones based on body type
Correlative Interpretation shows how close your hormone levels relate to your symptoms
Why are multiple samples and a fluctuation analysis so important?
Single hormone assessment is not an accurate demonstration of your hormonal patterns, which fluctuate from day to day. Saliva hormones, fluctuate from day to day. Realizing that saliva assays exhibit hormone concentrations at the tissue level at a given point in time1, we can recognize that making a decision about hormone levels based on one saliva sample is not a valid decision. Previous research, and clinical experience, has revealed that reliability can be increased by using more that one measurement 2. How much they fluctuate and what to do about this fluctuation in regard to your Menopause Type® can only be determined by the Female Hormone Health Profile™.
The best way to evaluate hormone levels during and after menopause is through the collection and testing of at least three samples, so that fluctuations can be evaluated. Multiple-sample assessment is required because unstable hormonal fluctuations have been observed years after menopause 3. These hormonal fluctuations play a role in many of the symptoms and problems associated with menopause including migraine headaches, obesity, mood changes, and bleeding irregularities in both perimenopause and postmenopause women 4,5,6,7.
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3) Overlie I, Moen MH, Morkrid L, Skjaeraasen JS, Holte A. The endocrine transition around menopause--a five years prospective study with profiles of gonadotropines, estrogens, androgens and SHBG among healthy women. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1999 Aug;78(7):642-7
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5) Lovejoy JC. The influence of sex hormones on obesity across the female life span. J Womens Health 1998 Dec;7(10):1247-56
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Symptoms & Risk Factors Associated with Menopause:
Hot Flushes, Night Sweats, Decreased Libido, Fatigue, Weight Gain, Fluid Retention, Poor Memory, Sleep Disorders, Decreased Motivation, Reduced Pubic Hair, Vaginal Atrophy & Dryness, Increased Appearance of Fine Wrinkles, Decreased Adaptation to Stress, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Insulin Resistance, Depression, Myalgias (muscle pains), Arthralgias (joint pains), Mood Disorders, Cognitive Dysfunction and Chronic Bowel Diseases.
Actions of Hormones: In women, estradiol, progesterone and testosterone are all steroid hormones produced primarily by the ovaries and adrenal glands. Each of these hormones has its own unique affect on the reproductive system, the nervous system, the cardiovascular system and the skeletal system. Blood sugar levels, libido, mood, motivation, skin and other functions and tissues are also significantly influenced by each of these hormones.
Like any steroid hormones, excessive amounts of estradiol, progesterone or testosterone can contribute to a number of increased health risks. Likewise, a deficiency of any of these hormones can have a negative affect on your quality of life or risk for disease. Therefore it is crucial that proper levels also be maintained in all women.
Why You Need This Test: Your improved quality of life and decreased risk of disease depends upon an accurate and honest report of your hormone activity. Only multiple-sample, fluctuation analyzed saliva tests will give you the answers you are looking for.
What Choices You Can Make After Taking This Test: Interventions you may choose include nutritional supplements specific for your Menopause Type®, and the degree of hormonal fluctuation. Dietary changes, including which foods may be beneficial to improve your quality of life and decrease your risks of disease.
How This Test Can be Used for Long Term Risk Management: Follow-up testing 60-90 days after making consistent changes will show how much the hormones have become more stable & improved and allow you to adjust the intake of suggested foods and supplements. Testing also gives valuable guidance regarding hormone replacement therapies for women, including natural hormone therapies and progesterone creams. The test is also being advised for men who have a family history or other reasons to be concerned about prostate cancer. Alterations in current medical or nutritional therapies should be discussed with your health care professional.
Female Hormone Health Profile™ Agreement
The Female Hormone Health Profile™ was developed by Joseph J. Collins, RN, ND of Your Hormones Inc. All information provided in the Your Hormones.com website is provided for educational purposes only. Information and results are for personal use only, and are not intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent disease or other conditions and are not intended to provide a determination or assessment of the state of health. This information is not a replacement for a thorough examination and consultation from a licensed health professional. Consult your own physician regarding the treatment of any medical condition. Individuals should not try to medicate or self-treat themselves or others with any of the methods referred to here without the guidance of a qualified practitioner who is thoroughly familiar with both the remedies and the individual's medical status. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read on this Web Site.
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Laboratory tests are performed for Your Hormones, Inc by Pharmasan Labs CLIA 52D0914898, NY Lab PFI#7426. or by Saliva Testing and Reference Laboratory CLIA 50D0963662 as noted in collection kit.
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