Saliva Testing and Hormone Therapy
Good health and a high quality of life require a careful, committed balance of exercise, nutrition, vitamins, and targeted medications that work to support and maintain your healthy lifestyle. As a community resource, we are here to help you find that balance in your own life.
While the exact recipe for hormonal balance may be slightly different for men and women, this balance is ultimately imperative for your body to continue functioning properly. It’s also important to understand the fact that every individual will have specific needs.
Maintaining that balance may mean a very different thing for you than it does for your sister, your cousin, or your neighbor. Ultimately, your own medical history, diet, level of exercise, and current list of medications will determine the best course of action that supports your overall health.
Of course, a hormone therapy treatment that works for one person may not work for someone else with a different medical history. That’s why we believe that it’s so important to tailor custom medical solutions for each and every one of our patients. If you’re interested in any sort of hormone therapy, there are many things to consider before getting started:
About Saliva Hormone Testing
Before we can suggest any form of treatment to correct hormone imbalances, we require that each of our patients submit to a saliva hormone test. If this sounds worrisome at all, you can be reassured that our saliva collection process is painless and non-invasive, and it can be performed in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
The saliva hormone test is relatively easy to administer, but it can tell us a lot about which specific hormones are out of balance. This ultimately helps us to fine-tune therapy solutions that will meet your individual needs. Only once a hormone imbalance has been discovered can we move on to discuss possible options for hormone therapy, such as bio-identical hormone replacement.
Determining Therapy Options
Once an adequate saliva test is used to determine whether or not you have existing hormone imbalances, we’ll be able to tell if your current hormone therapy regime is effective. In many cases, we can determine whether hormone therapy levels are too high or too low, which ultimately helps us make any necessary adjustments.
It is important to note that the actual dosage adjustment will still be largely determined by your symptoms, but being familiar with your hormone levels will give us the information we need to make the best decision for your overall health.
Ultimately, the information gained from a saliva hormone test, in conjunction with relevant clinical information provided by our pharmacists, will help you and your primary doctor determine how to most efficiently and effectively restore proper hormone balance.
Our Calgary pharmacists can help you interpret the results of your hormone test and give you further information about different techniques and treatments design to correct hormone imbalances. If you’d like to speak directly to one of our friendly pharmacists, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-403-455-9939 today!