Hormone imbalances are a concern for many people and with good reason. Untreated hormone issues can lead to numerous health problems, so it's important to get them tested as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are several tests that can be done to assess hormonal balance, including blood tests, saliva tests, and urine tests.
Blood tests are the most common method of measuring hormone levels in the body because they provide the most accurate results. With this test, your doctor will draw a sample of your blood that will then be sent to a lab for analysis. The results will tell you exactly how much of each hormone is present in your body at that time. This type of testing is typically used to diagnose thyroid disorders or levels of testosterone and estrogen in males and females respectively.
Saliva testing is a newer form of testing that has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its convenience and accuracy. Saliva testing measures hormones such as cortisol and DHEA that cannot be measured by blood tests alone. Additionally, saliva samples are easy to collect when compared with other types of testing methods. These samples are usually collected first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything and should be immediately frozen until they reach the lab where they will be analyzed.
Urine tests can also provide information about hormone imbalances by providing an indication of free hormones circulating in your system at any given time. These samples are typically taken during the middle or late afternoon but should not include any caffeine or food intake prior to collection. Urine tests measure estrone sulfate (E1S) which indicates the amount of estrogen available in your body at a given time which can be an indicator of an imbalance either way being high or low levels of estrogen being present at once.
Apart from these basic hormone tests, doctors may also run additional specialty tests such as ultrasounds or imaging studies if necessary depending on your individual case. Additionally, genetic testing may also be done if there is suspicion that you might have inherited conditions related to metabolic processes like diabetes or obesity affecting hormonal production..
At Hormone Treatment Center , we recognize how important it is to have reliable information about your hormonal balance to know what treatments work best for you. That’s why we offer comprehensive testing services utilizing both new cutting-edge technologies and traditional methods such as:
Ultrasounds & Imaging Studies
Our experienced team has helped countless patients achieve optimal hormonal balance by providing personalized treatments tailored for their specific needs! Contact us today for more information about our services!