DUTCH TEST - OESTROGEN METABOLISM INCLUDES ADRENAL STRESS MARKERS
This advanced hormone testing range was developed to improve on the available hormone testing options. In their words DUTCH offers the most extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones along with their metabolites. Additionally, the daily (diurnal) pattern of free cortisol is included along with melatonin. This unique combination of clinical information is not available by any other method.
The profile analyses 35 different hormones; oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA-S and cortisol along with their metabolites. It also measures daily free cortisol, the oxidative stress marker 8OHdG, melatonin and six organic acids including markers for vitamin B12 (methylmalonate), vitamin B6 (xanthurenate), glutathione (pyroglutamate), dopamine (homovanillate), norepinephrine/epinephrine (vanilmandelate), and serotonin (5-hydroxy indole acetate)
Women who should take "DUTCH Complete"
- Surgical Menopause - Low hormone levels and symptoms of menopause caused by ovary removal or total hysterectomy.
- Peri-Menopause – The 2 to 7 years just prior to menopause often consisting of irregular menstrual cycles and uncomfortable symptoms due to fluctuating hormone levels (increased levels of oestrogen relative to progesterone).
- Pre-Menopausal - Still menstruating and having regular cycles but experiencing symptoms of hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, stress, depression or migraines.
- Post-Menopausal - Cycles have ceased and symptoms of ageing have occurred.