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Guide to Testing Your Hormones






There are 4 short videos on everything you might wonder about testing your hormones and includes: 

Who Should Test Hormones - And When

#1: Who Should Test Their Hormones... And Who Shouldn't?
#2: Which Hormones Should You Test?
#3: Which Day of the Month You Test Your Hormones is Critical.
#4: Timing Your Bioidentical Hormones is Critical for Testing.

https://drkarenleggett.com/pages/hormone-library-videos-who-should-test

Here are 2 short and silly videos to watch of me doing my own Saliva and Blood Spot testing at home:

Saliva and Blood Spot Testing: Dr. Leggett Does Her Own Tests

#1: Doing the ZRT Saliva Test
#2: Doing the ZRT Blood Spot Test

https://drkarenleggett.com/pages/hormone-library-videos-doing-zrt-tests

Testing kits page:  https://drkarenleggett.com/collections/saliva-hormone-testing

Library of videos:  https://drkarenleggett.com/pages/hormone-library

Which test is right for YOU?  This is all you need to know!

A. Saliva Profile ONE:  

  1.  The BEST FIRST saliva test if you are not overweight.  It includes everything one could need when looking at their hormone levels for the first time.
  1.  Most economical test to determine both Estrogen Dominance and Androgen Dominanceas well as monitoring your progress of both of these common conditions.  

https://drkarenleggett.com/collections/saliva-hormone-testing/products/zrt-saliva-profile-1

 

B. Saliva Profile ONE with added Estrone (E1):

  1.  The BEST First saliva test if you ARE overweight.  This is because fat cells make Estrone, and if your Estrone levels are elevated, the recommendations are slightly different to assure the balance of ALL your hormones while bringing the Estrone levels down to a healthier level.
  1.  Most economical test to determine both Estrogen Dominance and Androgen Dominanceas well as monitoring your progress of both of these common conditions.  
  1.  If your Estrone level is found to be elevated on initial testing, it is best to monitor your Estrone level with one of the profiles that include E1 testing.

 https://drkarenleggett.com/collections/saliva-hormone-testing/products/zrt-saliva-profile-1-e1

C. Saliva Profile ONE with added Estrone (E1) and Estradiol (E3):

  1.  The best saliva test if you simply want to get a baseline of ALL 3 types of Estrogens:  Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), and Estriol (E3).  Even though in most instances it is not necessary to keep monitoring Estriol when using Young Hormones Bioidentical Hormone Creams, you may want a baseline or simply knowledge on all of your hormone levels.  This test gives you the opportunity to do just that, along with measuring the rest of the levels included in the Saliva Profile One Test.

https://drkarenleggett.com/collections/saliva-hormone-testing/products/zrt-saliva-profile-1-e1-e3

 

D. Saliva Hormone Trio:

This is the most economical test for average sized or thin women who are concerned about Estrogen Dominance but NOT Androgen Dominance. Though it does not include a DHEA, or the first morning Cortisol level, this is a wonderful option for the following women:

  1. For average sized or thin women who do not have fatigue.
  2. For average sized or thin women who do not have stress beyond the normal day-to-day stressors. 
  3. For average sized or thin women who have already tested their hormones in the past and feel they are primarily interested in checking up on their Estradiol and Progesterone Ratio while keeping an eye on what is happening with Testosterone.

https://drkarenleggett.com/collections/saliva-hormone-testing/products/zrt-saliva-hormone-trio-e1-e3

Please note: If you are not overweight but are starting to have signs or symptoms of Androgen Dominance, such as hair loss, facial hair, weight gain that seems to settle mostly in your midsection, this particular test may NOT be the best option for you.  

It is best to get both a DHEA level and Testosterone level when looking for Androgen Dominance.  The most economical test for this, should you be questioning Androgen Dominance, would be Saliva Profile ONE.

 

E. Saliva Hormone Trio with added Estrone (E1) and Estriol (E3)

This is the most economical test for heavy-set women who are concerned about Estrogen Dominance but NOT Androgen Dominance.  Though it does not include a DHEA, or the first morning Cortisol level, this is a wonderful option for the following women:

  1. For heavy-set women who do not have fatigue.
  2. For heavy-set women who do not have stress beyond the normal day-to-day stressors. 
  3. For heavy-set women who have already tested their hormones in the past and feel they are primarily interested in checking up on their Estradiol and Progesterone Ratio while keeping an eye on what is happening with Testosterone.

https://drkarenleggett.com/collections/saliva-hormone-testing/products/zrt-saliva-hormone-trio-e1-e3

Please note: If you have signs or symptoms of Androgen Dominance, such as hair loss, facial hair, weight gain that seems to settle mostly in your midsection, this particular test may NOT be the best option for you.  

It is best option to get both a DHEA level and Testosterone level when looking for Androgen Dominance.  And you will also want to assess your Estrone level, thus the best test under these circumstances is the Saliva Profile ONE with added Estrone (E1). 

 

F. Comprehensive Female Profile ONE with Added Thyroid:

This is the whole shebang - the Granddaddy of them all.  

  1.  For women who suspect they may have Adrenal Fatigue or other Adrenal challenges and want confirmation and specifics of their measured cortisol levels throughout the day.  
  2.  For women who suspect they may have a thyroid hormone imbalance
  3.  For women who have been using bioidentical hormones for 3 months or longer and their symptoms have not improved.
  4.  For women who are having severe symptoms of hair loss, weight gain, and fatigue and want to get to the bottom of things as quickly as possible.

https://drkarenleggett.com/collections/saliva-hormone-testing/products/zrt-comp-female-profile-1