Author: Bob Brensel | President, Pharmacist | ScriptWorks
Bob Brensel, RPh, earned his Pharmacy Degree at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California in 1980. He was honored as a student with the Longs Drugs Stores, “Outstanding Intern Scholarship” in 1977. Read More →
Learn how women’s hormone testing may help you address Hormonal Imbalances.
Menopausal Effect on Hormone Levels
Menopause comes on gradually during a certain period of a woman’s life. It’s an eventual decline in hormones that brings an end to female fertility.
As hormones like estradiol and progesterone diminish, specific symptoms may suggest a hormone imbalance. We’re talking about quality of life and what can be done to improve this desire for living healthier and happier lifestyles.
Perimenopausal women might experience mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, migraines, weight gain, foggy thinking, palpitations, memory lapses and vaginal dryness. Some women might experience decreases in bone or muscle mass or lack of energy or strength, or fatigue.
What are my options?
One option for women is to schedule an appointment with their practitioner to get their hormone levels checked through blood testing.
Another option is to utilize a non-invasive method of measuring hormones through at-home saliva testing. Saliva testing, which is available at ScriptWorks with or without a prescription, is an excellent way to assess your hormone levels. Hormones like cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA sulfate, and testosterone can be tested while you relax at home.
Blood Serum Test vs. Saliva Tests
“With saliva measuring the bioavailable (non-protein bound) fraction of circulating hormones that can freely diffuse into tissues, it provides a more accurate assessment of topical hormones supplementation than serum. Serum levels do not rise significantly after topical dosing. By contrast, saliva levels do — reflecting tissue delivery of the topically delivered hormone.”
Source: The ZRT Laboratory Blog
3 Reasons You May Want Saliva Testing
ScriptWorks provides the most advanced saliva testing available.
Saliva Testing Kits (Female/Male Saliva Profile I)
Includes a complimentary 15-minute consultation with one of our clinical pharmacists who can then send the results to your healthcare practitioner.
Interested in purchasing a Saliva Test Kit?
Our Saliva Testing Lab features lots of good information about hormone balance, women’s hormones testing, and saliva testing.
Speak With A Hormone Expert
Discuss your concerns, ask any questions you may have, and receive expert guidance on potential hormone therapy options. We can provide you with hormone test kits and step-by-step guidance through your journey to hormone balance.
Call ScriptWorks today to book your free consultation at 925-934-4400, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.