Hormones are chemical messengers that affect the way your cells and organs function. It’s normal for hormone levels to fluctuate over time, such as with your monthly cycle, during pregnancy, or with the onset of menopause.
Research has long shown that fluctuating levels of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone play a major role in a woman's overall health affecting a variety of conditions including menstrual cycles, sleep patterns, menopause, infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, PMS and endometriosis.
The salivary 28 day hormone test is a comprehensive assessment of oestradiol, progesterone, and testosterone over a 28 day period of a female’s regular menstrual cycle. Hormone imbalances reveal the rhythm of hormones and their fluctuations which can help identify the key causes of disorders such as premenstrual syndrome, infertility, and menstrual irregularities.
*This test is suitable for both premenopausal and perimenopausal women not currently supplementing with hormones.
This saliva hormone test includes x11 oestradiol tests, x11 progesterone tests and a testosterone test taken over a 28 day period. These sex hormones (in conjunction with adrenal and thyroid hormones) exert powerful effects on the body. Knowing the function and levels of these hormones is a positive step in creating hormone balance and achieving wellbeing.
Too much oestradiol (oestrogen) is linked to acne, constipation, loss of sex drive, depression, weight gain, PMS, period pain, and thyroid dysfunction. The effects of low oestradiol are evident in menopause and include mood swings, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats and osteoporosis.
The sex hormone produced mainly in the ovaries following ovulation and is a crucial part of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone helps to combat PMS and period pain issues, assists fertility and promotes calmness and quality of sleep.
The progesterone ratio is a calculation of Progesterone/ Oestradiol. An imbalance can be associated with issues such as PMS, infertility, endometriosis, irregular cycles, anovulation and PCOS.
High levels commonly seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which can lead to difficulties in conceiving. Symptoms can include irregular periods, loss of hair from the head, excess facial and body hair, unexplained weight gain and acne.
Your test kit and all instructions are posted directly to you, and there is no need to visit a collection centre.
11 saliva samples are provided on days 3, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23 and 28 of the cycle.