Women and men of any age can be affected by hormone issues. Women who have menstrual cycles may experience infertility, premenstrual syndrome, mood swings, anxiety, painful periods and other symptoms as a result of hormone imbalance. Women in peri-menopause and menopause often experience debilitating sleep disturbances, night sweats, hot flashes, accelerated bone loss and many other symptoms related to hormone changes.
Other conditions associated with hormone imbalance include:
- weight gain
- depression, irritability, difficulty coping
- bone loss
- breast cancer
Saliva hormone testing is simple, accurate, and easily obtained. The following are the hormones tested with 1 up to 4 salivary collections.
Treatment options include treating the presence of estrogen dominance, a progesterone deficiency or estrogen deficiency. Treatment of a hormone imbalance includes using nutrition. A better digestive tract improves your hormone response. Botanical Therapies includes herbs in combination with essential vitamins and minerals to reduce estrogen, increase progesterone or increase estrogen. Lastly, Bio-identical hormones can be used in menstruating women and menopausal women. It is a natural hormone therapy derived from wild yam that delivers a natural dose of progesterone and/or estrogen by cream or vaginal suppository form.