Functional Diagnostic Assessments

Salivary Hormone Testing

Women and men of any age can be affected by hormonal issues. Testing helps us understand how to approach imbalances and prescribe a more targeted approach for balance.

A hormone saliva test shows what your adrenal and reproductive system is doing so your naturopathic doctor can modify or support hormone production with supplements or even recommend safer hormone prescription items that your MD can prescribe. Saliva hormone testing in Canada is considered a guideline as opposed to a diagnostic analysis. However, a hormone saliva test is considered generally as the only way to provide answers to questions of direct hormone treatment protocol. This information can be invaluable when analyzed by a naturopathic doctor that knows you, your symptoms and your history, and can understand what is happening within your body in a holistic approach.

Female Hormone Testing

Conditions associated with hormone imbalance include:

  • Weight gain
  • Infertility
  • Hot flashes, Night sweats
  • PMS / Painful periods
  • Depression, irritability
  • Bone loss
  • Breast cancer

Saliva hormone testing is simple, accurate, and easily obtained.

5 hormones make up the Female Panel: cortisol, DHEAs, estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. Interactions between these hormones are fundamental to health – which is why imbalances can have a significant impact on wellbeing.

Male Hormone Testing

Hormone imbalance affects men too conditions associated with male hormone imbalance:

  • Apathy, depression
  • Bone loss
  • Decreased sex drive
  • ncreased breast size
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain
  • Excess hair loss
  • Benign prostate hyperplasia(enlarged prostate)

4 hormones make up the Male Panel: cortisol, DHEAs, estradiol, and testosterone. Men who experience the above symptoms and are not relieved by mainstream medical interventions, may benefit from having a saliva hormone test

What advantage does Salivary Hormone testing offer compared to other hormone tests?

In the body, almost all hormones circulating in the bloodstream are bound to carrier proteins. Unlike blood-based tests, saliva diagnostics can measure the amount of free, unbound hormones that are available to act in the body. Salivary concentrations represent the hormone levels that are most likely to impact the body. By measuring these levels, providers can determine which hormones are available and present in excess and where there may be a deficiency.