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Most health providers understand the value of establishing baseline hormone levels when creating an individualized treatment plan that includes bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Two important questions then arise:

  • Once treatment is initiated, which hormones should be monitored and how often?

Hormones tested in Saliva:

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: