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Hormone Testing

Hormones play a critical role in your body, by regulating every process. As we get older and our hormone levels drop, the delicate balance required to keep us in peak health is upset. Our physical endurance drops off with each decade of life. There are changes taking place in our bodies that we can’t see, and our quality of life may be linked to the decline of certain hormones in our bodies. In response to our concerns about how we age, researchers have focused their attention on the link between the age related decline of certain hormones and the quality of life we enjoy. Now there is a way to monitor the ageing process.

A simple cost effective saliva test will give you an accurate profile of your hormone levels.

Conditions and symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances:

  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Hot flushes and/or night sweats
  • Male and female Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Endometriosis
  • Hirsutism
  • Breast and uterine cancers
  • Depression
  • Bone loss
  • Migraines/headaches
  • Sleep disorders
  • Weight gain
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Low Libido
  • Arthritis
  • Poor memory concentration

Role of hormones is ageing

Experts in anti-ageing medicine believe that hormone supplementation significantly decreases the risk of many age-related diseases, therefore helping not only to extend our life, but also enhancing its quality. Hormones play a critical role in our health and vitality.

One of the best examples of this role is the diminishing levels of ovarian hormones at menopause which can lead not only immediate symptoms such as hot flushes, but also to long term deleterious health effects such as osteoporosis, inflammation and accelerated cardiovascular disease. More recently it has been recognised that with age, men have decreasing amounts of testosterone and DHEA which may be associated with some of the debilitation that accompanies male ageing.

Saliva Hormone Testing is the most reliable way to measure free “bioavailable” hormone activity at a cellular level. This differs from most blood tests that do not measure “Bioavailable” hormone levels.
By using a sample of saliva, the Female Hormone Self Test Kit measures a number of hormones, responsible for the following functions in the body:

1. Estrogens

  • Relieves menopausal symptoms protect against osteoporosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, incontinence and tooth loss.
  • Enhances mental acuity and memory.
  • Increases serotonin and endorphin levels.

2. Progesterone

  • Decreases risk of endometrial cancer enhances mood and has a calming effect.
  • Involved in the reduction of PMS and menopausal hot flushes.
  • Regulates fluid balance.

3. Testosterone

  • Builds muscle and promotes muscle tone, increases libido, helps strengthen bones.

Tests can be purchased from Rosanna Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre.