Menstrual Disorders

Menstrual disorders can start for many reasons.  It may be the pituitary sending faulty messages, the ovaries’ inability to respond, or the liver is so congested it can’t eliminate excess hormones in a timely manner,  among other things.  Other considerations are poor blood sugar regulation, anemia, poor adrenal function, and hormone binding problems.  The standard treatment is to use birth control pills to regulate periods.  This approach ignores what is wrong and covers up the problem only to have the condition return when the need for birth control ends, plus possibly adding new problems.  When the interaction of the brain and ovaries are interrupted for years at a time, the rhythm sometimes does not return.  After checking for poor blood sugar, anemia disorders, and other underlying problems, a dynamic hormone test can reveal the inner workings of the complex dance of the menstrual cycle.

The Cycling Female Hormone Panel is an 11 saliva sample test run over the length of one menstrual cycle.  It looks at the interaction of the pituitary and the ovary response.  Abnormalities are visible due to the number of samples taken.  This is a test kit you take home. Collect a saliva sample about every 2-3 days, which you keep labeled in the freezer until they are all sent together to a testing laboratory.

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