Hormonal imbalance is a condition that affects so many people all over the world. Out of nowhere, they will start experiencing symptoms such as insomnia, fatigue, and unexplained weight gain/weight loss and so on but they can’t connect such symptoms to hormonal imbalance. Interestingly, most people do not know that the condition affects both men and women. There has always been this assumption that anything related to hormones is feminine which is quite bad. A lot of men in this day and age have hormonal imbalance but will never even seek treatment because of the negative belief that surrounds the topic. When you have hormone imbalance, you will always feel something is off but you probably don’t know what to check or even where to start. Not knowing that the genesis of your health problems is hormone related can be quite frustrating and unless you do a test, you`ll find yourself treating the symptoms instead of the real underlying problem.
Common symptoms for women who may be experiencing hormonal imbalance:
-Vaginal dryness -Painful intercourse -Night sweats -Infertility -Early miscarriage
-Mood swings -Excessive hair on face and arms
Common symptoms for men who may be experiencing hormonal imbalance
-Enlarged breasts -Loss of muscle -Softer erections -Low sex drive
-Low stamina -Hair loss
It is important to note that symptoms related to hormone imbalance may either be due to inadequate or excessive hormonal levels. Hormone balance is vital to good health, which is why you should visit a health center the moment you experience any of the above symptoms. There are a number of tests that can be done in order to assess your hormone levels, namely a saliva test, blood test and urine test. However, all the above named tests could only come second to the DUTCH test, which is acronym for dried urine test for comprehensive hormones.
The DUTCH test has only been around for about four years but so far it is considered as the most reliable.
How does DUTCH hormone test work?
The test uses dried urine. The collection kit comes with five filter paper devices, which you will use to urinate.
The kit also comes with easy to follow guidelines regarding how to go about the whole process, which just shows how easy it is. Anyone can do it; you don’t have to be an expert at all and the best thing is that you will do it at the comfort of your home. All you need is to urinate on the special litmus collection papers and let them dry for some hours, preferably overnight. Once it is dry, it will be ready for shipping back to the lab for processing.
Advantages of the DUTCH hormone test
-It gives an accurate assessment of your hormones
-It is very convenient
-It is very affordable
-Easy to work with
Why the DUTCH hormone test is superior
●Unlike the urine test which covers urine collections over a 24-hour period, the DUTCH test is simple and easy because it is done in one simple test or simply in one take.
●The other tests will not show you metabolites of hormones such estrogen, testosterone, progesterone or cortisol while a DUTCH test is able to reveal all of them.
●DUTCH method provides extensive results, including a thorough assessment of sex and adrenal hormones including their metabolites. Measuring both hormones and metabolites is very important, because it gives you a complete profile of hormone production in your body.
●It is considered more advanced compared to the other tests because it is able to show the metabolism of hormones.
The best test should always be able to reveal exact hormones you`re missing, so that you can get the right treatment. Once the excess or inadequate hormones are discerned, it will be easier to replace them with the correct bio-identical hormones, or get a prescription for the right supplements.
DUTCH Complete Hormone Testing
DUTCH testing measures hormone metabolites in your urine. This maps out your hormone levels and how your body metabolizes these hormones.
Click here to see explanation of why DUTCH hormone testing is superior to saliva and serum.
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