Hormones are suppose to fluctuate throughout the month as part of the monthly cycle, this is normal, but what is not normal is the many symptoms that can come when these hormone levels are out of balance.
PMS and Menopause symptoms occur when the natural fluctuations in hormones go out of balance, and you are too high or too low in one or more hormones.
There are so many symptoms that an imbalance in your estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, adrenal and thyroid hormones can cause that you cannot rely just on symptoms.
Hormonal imbalance can cause many symptoms, but these symptoms can be caused by low progesterone or high estrogen, or possible the root cause is an adrenal or thyroid problem.
“Test don’t guess” saves you time and money when it comes to hormonal health! Not to mention it gets you on the right track a lot faster.
That’s why testing takes out the guesswork
Because stress and cortisol dysfunction can be the driving force behind hormonal imbalances I recommend doing the DUTCH complete hormone test.
The DUTCH test is a Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones and it can be done anywhere in the world, and then posted back to the lab for analysis.
Click to learn more about DUTCH testing here.
Most women are told by their doctors that their thyroid is “fine” based on doing a TSH test which stands for thyroid stimulating hormone BUT it is important to do a complete thyroid test as just testing TSH can miss many women with low thyroid.
At Planet Naturopath we test:
This gives you a complete picture of your thyroid health, thyroid problems can be the underlying cause of imbalances in your sex hormones.
Click to learn more about thyroid testing here.
You may wonder what digestion health has to do with your hormones, and the answer is plenty!
Hormones like estrogen are metabolised in the liver and cleared out of the body through your digestive system. If there are issues with liver detoxification or if you have “leaky gut” this is going to affect the metabolism of hormones, and in particular estrogen.
Signs and Symptoms of Digestion Dysfunction Include:
The first step is to identify if there are any foods like gluten and dairy that are causing your symptoms, following the anti-inflammatory diet that I listed above is a good place to start to see if your symptoms are related to food.
SIBO Test is a breath test to measure if you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, this is often the cause in 70-80% of cases of Irritable bowel syndrome. Click to find out more about the SIBO test here.
CDSA Test is a comprehensive stool analysis to identify pathogen parasites, bacteria and yeasts, as well as beneficial bacteria and other markers of digestion health. Click to find out more about the CDSA test here.
Not too sure where to start!? If your not sure what the best testing options are for you, a good place to start is our hugely popular ‘Investigation Consultation’
Your 30 minute ‘‘Investigation Consultation’ is a deep dive into your health history, current health problems and planning session to work out the best testing options for you.
You will be emailed a report detailing the action steps you need to take.
So schedule your 30 minute in-depth Investigation Consultation today and discover the right testing option for you.
Act now and get the answers you need to put you on the right path towards a healthier and happier you.
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