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What is Hormone Testing?

Saliva testing to determine if a woman has the “right amount” of hormones has not been proven accurate or reliable. Even blood testing of hormone levels has the drawback that levels vary throughout the day as well as from day to day. More important, the desired levels in postmenopausal women have not been established. In addition, an individual woman’s physical comfort may not even be related to her absolute hormone levels.

NAMS does not recommend custom-compounded products over well-tested, government-approved products for the majority of women – and does not recommend saliva testing to determine hormone levels.
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