A Proven Diagnostic Tool for Hormonal Imbalance

If you’re suffering from headaches, sleep disorder, fatigue, anxiety and many other chronic health issues, the underlying cause may be a hormonal imbalance. Saliva sample analysis is now commonly used to determine hormonal levels in your body.

Evaluating your hormone profile may help you uncover crucial imbalances linked to aging, menstrual problems, infertility, mood swings, hot flashes and night sweats, low sex drive and some serious health conditions. The good news is that these and other problems often can be mitigated or resolved when a hormone imbalance is diagnosed with saliva testing and addressed with nutritional supplements.

Your saliva can reveal the presence of imbalances and conditions that once were monitored only by measuring blood, urine, or other fluids. In fact, saliva analysis provides a more accurate picture of hormone imbalance than other protocols. Using a saliva sample, a lab can measure estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, melatonin and cortisol — also known as “the stress hormone.”

Regardless of your age, cortisol levels are often imbalanced because of our fast-paced and demanding lifestyles. When cortisol levels are either deficient or excessive — or if the natural circadian rhythm of cortisol is disrupted — it will have a profound impact on all the body’s systems.

For example, chronically elevated cortisol will suppress the production of reproductive hormones; suppress the body’s detoxification processes; suppress the immune system; cause elevated glucose (blood sugar) and contribute to insulin resistance (diabetes); and cause insomnia and depression. In addition, elevated cortisol levels have been associated with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis.

Clearly it is imperative to bring cortisol levels back into balance to sustain optimum health. Fortunately, it is now possible to inexpensively and precisely measure cortisol levels and discern the circadian rhythm of cortisol over a 24-hour period through lab analysis of a saliva test.

Saliva analysis allows us to accurately determine the extent of the cortisol imbalance so that we can take specific measures to restore proper cortisol levels and rhythm with targeted herbs and nutritional supplements. There are a number of excellent nutritional supplements that have been clinically proven to restore normal cortisol levels.

Dr. Mitchell uses saliva analysis to identify specific levels of hormones associated with painful menstrual cycles, perimenopause and menopause as well as with men’s hormonal imbalances. He also carries excellent herbs and supplements to address all of these issues with great success.