Is Hormone Testing Required?

The best way for us to determine a person't needs for supplemented hormones is through a careful evaluation, which includes:

  • A personal history;
  • A physical examination;
  • Laboratory examination of blood, urine and saliva.

In our experience, the saliva test for hormones is not only the easiest, but also the most comprehensive.

What Hormones Are Supplemented?

The most commonly supplemented hormones include:

  • Estrogen in menopause;
  • Progesterone in menopause and following some surgical procedures;
  • Thyroid (also known as T4);
  • Cortisol following stress;
  • Testosterone in men and women;
  • DHEA - a precursor hormone

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone Replacement Therapy is the practice of providing a hormone when a person's body is either not making the hormone or it is not being used properly.

Hormone Replacement Therapy, done correctly can make a fantastic difference in how a person feels. However, if done incorrectly there are numerous problems that can result.​​

What Are Hormones?

Hormones are one way that our cells "talk" to each other.  There are well over 100 trillion cells in the human body, which requires an incredible communication system.

Our nervous system is a key part of the communication system, sending highly specific electrical signals that last for a very small fraction of a second.

Hormones are another key part of the communication system, but these are chemical signals that are slow, not very specific, but relatively long-lasting

Hormones can be very complex molecules and sometimes "errors" occur when a hormone is made or transported - and this can be for many reasons.​​

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)