ND Health salivary hormone testing is a non-invasive method of analyzing the levels of hormones related to a variety of health concerns such as thyroid function, infertility, menopause, immune function and depression. For example, the melatonin-cortisol index (MCI) can be used to assess cancer risk and may also aid in the assessment of heart disease, osteoporosis and weight management issues. Once a hormone imbalance has been detected, naturopathic therapies can be used.
Salivary Hormone testing is also used to determine if hormone levels are too high or too low as a result of supplementation. This is a method used to monitor patients as they progress through treatment.
Saliva hormone levels measure delivery of hormone to tissue cells from the various reservoirs in the blood. The difference between serum and saliva hormone testing is that serum levels check hormones within the blood but does not give any indication of hormone tissue response or receptor activity.
Salivary hormone testing checks for cellular uptake levels of hormones within the body. The hormones present in the blood serum must be absorbed and processed through the salivary gland cells to enter the saliva, therefore indicating bioavailability of the hormone within the body.
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ND Health Salivary Hormone Testing May Be Covered By Your Insurance
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