THE DUTCH!

Men and women suffer from hormonal imbalances. In today’s day and age, this is not uncommon. Whether it is menopause, andropause, weight gain, fatigue, low libido, premenstrual symptoms (PMS), mood swings, or depression, these symptoms can lead to more serious problems if misdiagnosed. Identifying the root cause of chronic health issues is certainly correctable, but only if properly identified.

 

The DUTCH test was created to provide insight into many of these concerns, working to deliver the most complete assessment of sex and adrenal hormones, along with their metabolites, in one simple urine test. No blood to draw, spitting in tubes or filling up jugs of urine. The DUTCH dried urine collection process is great for baseline measurements of women with hormonal imbalances and for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) monitoring.

 

After utilizing the DUTCH test, you will be able to work with your Functional Medicine Practitioner to continue to track and evaluate hormone levels, ensuring they are at their optimum balance.

The DUTCH (Dried Urine Test of Comprehensive Hormones) test is by far the most comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones on the market. Much more accurate than any other test including the saliva tests I have used in the past. Collection for patients has never been easier. No blood draw, spitting in tubes or filling up jugs of urine.

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Saliva hormone testing accurately measures the “active” hormone in the cells but does NOT measure total hormone production by the endocrine glands, i.e., adrenal production of cortisol. This is the major drawback of using saliva testing. Obese people have been shown, in most cases, to possess low levels of cortisol throughout the day. However, the same people tend to have high levels of cortisol production. The saliva test is unable to determine the total production and what metabolites these hormones are broken down into.