Women of any age can be affected by hormone issues. Women who still have menstrual cycles may experience infertility, premenstrual syndrome, mood swings, anxiety, painful periods and other symptoms as a result of hormone imbalance. The Month-Long Hormone Assessment helps healthcare professionals uncover the source of cycle-specific symptoms.
Some symptoms associated with hormone imbalance in the menstrual cycle include:
- heavy bleeding
- fertility issues
- mood swings
- migraine headaches
- hot flushes
A month-long assessment requires the collection of eleven saliva samples over 33 days. Progesterone and estradiol are reported for all 11 samples along with an average pooled testosterone, average pooled cortisol and average pooled DHEAS, making it the most comprehensive saliva hormone test available for women.
Why Test Saliva Hormones?
Mapping progesterone and estradiol levels throughout the month may help identify cycle-related hormone issues. In the Month-Long Hormone Assessment, women report significant symptoms that arise on sample days. By correlating self-reported symptoms with hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle, it is often possible to find hormone imbalance underlying a symptom or issue.