Comprehensive Hormone Analysis
Hormones are chemical messengers your body produces to regulate some of its different functions. Hormone levels change as you age, some hormone levels even vary throughout the course of the day. The Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH) uses 4 easy-to-collect dried urine samples to test not only for free cortisol pattern, similar to saliva testing, but also for reproductive and adrenal hormones, along with their metabolites.
What Is Hormone Analysis And What Can It Do For Me?
Millions of people suffer from hormone imbalances which can lead to more serious problems if left undiagnosed. Hormone imbalances can show up as menopause, weight gain, fatigue, low libido, premenstrual symptoms (PMS), mood swings, or depression in women. In men, signs of declining testosterone levels include a decrease in muscle mass, abdominal weight gain, chronic fatigue, brain fog, and loss of executive function. Testosterone deficiency can be harmful to men’s sexual health and self-confidence, enhancing the risk for mood disorders as well.
While hormone levels naturally change over time, other factors can negatively impact them as well; factors like poor lifestyle habits, unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, toxic exposure, high visceral fat, and increased stress all accelerate this natural process.
Contact Ann Arbor Holistic Health today to learn more about the DUTCH Complete testing process and take the first step to understanding your hormones.
“It’s probably just your hormones.”
While the 50+ hormones in our bodies take the blame for a lot that goes on in our bodies, there are times when it’s important to test for hormone imbalances because they can lead to some complex conditions such as:
- Thyroid disease
Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Hair changes – growth in new places or thinning hair
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Unexplained changes in weight – weight gain or loss
- Vaginal dryness