Hormone Saliva Testing in Clarkston
Saliva testing of hormones is considered among the most accurate measurements of the body’s availability of cortisol, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Saliva testing correctly identifies the level of hormones at a cellular level, and the results of saliva testing can show your Forum Health Clarkston physician how your hormones, or lack thereof, are causing your symptoms. Treating patient’s symptoms are as important (or more so) as treating the lab results, and your Forum Health Clarkston team will work with you to bring you into optimum balance.
Hormones are essential for our overall welfare. We frequently think of estrogen as being a female hormone, and testosterone as being a male hormone. But both men and women make both, plus several more must be in balance for optimum health. An imbalance of any one hormone can throw physical and mental health out of balance, causing aggravating and even serious health problems.
Saliva testing is the most convenient and least invasive manner to measure patients’ hormone status, as saliva measures the body’s “free” hormone levels.
Hormones to test include estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, and cortisol.