Home Hormone testing has many benefits for you - no trips to the doctor office, no trips to an anonymous lab collection facility. Your privacy is assured and you have total control of the collection of your samples and your own results to use with the practitioners of your choice.
An estimated 50% of the world population is likely to be vitamin D deficient. Summer months are a good time to turn that around. But when seasons change, it is a good time to consider what this means for you continuing a Vitamin D supplementation regimen.
The major sex hormones to assess are estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. The main adrenal hormones are DHEA and cortisol. These five hormones will provide crucial information about deficiencies, excesses and daily patterns, which then result in a specifically tailored treatment approach and one far more beneficial than the old “shotgun" approach. Below is a brief description of each of these five hormones:
The Centers for Disease Control reports that 12-20% of new moms - about 1 million women in the US each year - develop postpartum depression (PPD). However the real number is even higher. This data reflects only those reporting symptoms of postpartum depression after live births. While many women don't report their experiences, many others develop perinatal mental illnesses outside of PPD, and all women are susceptible to these illnesses regardless of whether they have a live birth, miscarriage, still birth or termination. Together, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the number one complication of childbirth.