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Testing for Hormone Levels

Testing for Hormone Levels 

 

3 Ways to Test Hormone Levels 

 

         Blood

         Saliva

         Urine

 

Blood tests for active Hormones are irrelevant 

 

      Blood tests measure only the protein-bound hormones not the free, bioavailable (active) hormones – Hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone are fat soluble, i.e. not dissolvable in water, and must be attached to a protein to be transported in the blood to the appropriate organ.

 

      Many hormones are secreted in a pulsatile fashion – making blood levels fluctuate;

 

      Conventional medicine persists in using serum tests rather than urine or saliva tests – since results are incorrectly low, physicians are apt to greatly over-dose their patients, resulting in success rates usually < 30%. 

 

Saliva test 

 

      Transdermally absorbed hormones are biologically active (not protein bound) and show up in the mucins of saliva - Therefore saliva hormone radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a relevant and convenient way to measure how much transdermal, free estrogen, PROGESTERONE, testosterone, DHEA and other fat soluble hormones are actually available to carry messages to other organs. Women experiencing perimenopausal symptoms will almost always have salivary hormone levels that reflect a PROGESTERONE deficiency, estrogen excess or both.

 

 

What are normal saliva levels for hormones

 

      Normal saliva PROGESTERONE level - is about 0.3-0.5 ng/ml. With 1.5ng/ml at the upper limit.

 

You can order saliva tests to determine your hormone levels online. Here are some example sites:

John R. Lee. M.D.

 

SalivaTest.org

 

 

Urine test 

 

      A 24 hour urine test is the most accurate testing method for hormone levels - advocated by Dr. Jonothon Wright, who along with Dr. Lee, is considered a pioneer in introducing bioidentical hormone therapy in the U.S..

 

 

E.g. PROGESTERONE has two forms in the blood

Form

Where

Solubility

Bioavailability

Comment

Protein-Bound

CBG (43-48%)

Albumin (50-54%)

Serum (10%)

(watery, non-cellular part)

Water-soluble

½ 10%

Being water-soluble, the protein-bound hormones pass through the kidneys and are excreted in the urine.

“Free”

(2-3%) 

RBCs,

Fat cells, uterus, brain, saliva

Fat-soluble

90%

 

 

Hormones Links

 

HORMONES- Related Links:

HORMONES

Hormones 101 – “Feel Good, Look Good”

Chart of Human Hormones

Testing Hormone Levels

 > Take Hormone Test

 Synthetic Hormones

        – “Frankenstein Version of Natural Hormones”

Balance Adrenal "Stress Managment" Glands  

(1) AMINES:

5-HTP – “SSRI Alternative”

SEROTONIN – “Mood Hormone”

MELATONIN – “Darkness Hormone”

 > The Biological Clock

T3 and T4  - “Thyroid Hormones (Triiodothyronine and Thyroxine)”

HISTAMINE – “Inflammatory Response Hormone”

Fight or Flight Catecholamines:

EPINEPHRINE. NOREPINEPHRINE 

DOPAMINE –  “Go Get it! /Reward Hormone” 

(2) POLYPEPTIDES:

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)  - “For auto immune disease, cancer, AIDS, COPD and the common cold”

FSH, LH and GnRH

PROLACTIN – “Cool Down Hormone”

INSULIN – “Blood Sugar Uptake”,  GLUCAGON, IGF

LEPTIN – “Curb appetite / Burn Fat”

GHRELIN – “Hunger Hormone”

(3) STEROID HORMONES:

Steroid Hormones

Steroid enzymes affecting Steroid Production /Activity 

Glucocorticoids

 CORTISOL – “Stress Hormone”

MIneralocorticoids

ALDOSTERONE – “Water Retentive Hormone”

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex hormone-binding carriers

Estrogens – “Predominantly Female Sex Hormones”

Progestagens

PREGNENOLONE

PROGESTERONE – “Precursor to Androgens, Estrogens and Corticoids”

Estrogens and PROGESTERONE in Lifestage Events

Androgens -"Predominately Males Sex Hormone"

Sterols

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

  CALCITRIOL (active form)

  CALCIDIOL (circulating form)

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