THE DUTCH TEST IS GREAT FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS A DEEP DIVE INTO THEIR OWN HORMONAL HEALTH.
DUTCH is an acronym that stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. It is a simple, but sophisticated test that looks not just at your hormones, but how your body processes and metabolizes them. In working with women’s health and hormones, one of the biggest areas of debate is hormone testing. Women are confused about how and when to test hormone levels. This sometimes confusing health topic is leaving women left without optimal treatment and sometimes without any treatment at all for hormonal disturbances that can be debilitating. However, women can now benefit due to science coming up with real solutions.
Understanding if you have hormonal imbalances and how they play a part in your health related symptoms can now be understood.
The DUTCH test looks not just at your reproductive hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, but it also looks at your stress hormones such as cortisol, your androgens (male pattern hormones), melatonin and the organic acids test – markers for mood like serotonin, nutritional balances including B vitamin metabolism, along with DNA damage in the body.
The DUTCH test is the best available test because of how it measures hormone metabolites. While differing from blood serum testing, the level or amount of your hormones do matter, but what can matter more is what your body is doing with those hormones, this is metabolism. For example, the DUTCH test can tell you if your body turns testosterone into nasty acne-promoting 5a-DHT, if your body turns estradiol into DNA-damaging 4-OH estrone. It also lets you know if you are metabolizing and eliminating excess estrogen from your body in a healthy manner and through the healthy pathways of elimination.
This is valuable information for women who are struggling with stress, anxiety, decreased libido, mood swings, fatigue, PMS, fertility issues, PCOS, weight related issues, hair loss, inflammation, low motivation/depression, trouble sleeping, and insomnia.
If you are considering bioidentical hormones (BHRT) for perimenopause or menopause symptoms, then the DUTCH test is highly recommended at the initial visit to understand how you will metabolize the hormones.
If you are ready to schedule your DUTCH Test, please call or text Cami Grasher at (214) 558-0996. Or you can select an option below.