Q: In her books, Suzanne Somers says you have to get blood work done to determine
exactly which hormones you need. Is this only for more severe cases?
A: Ideally, we advise all women to get a baseline hormone panel done. You
can then have additional hormone testing as symptoms dictate. It’s just so
useful to have that data over time, to help maintain your individual hormonal balance
as your life circumstances change.
In addition to hormone blood tests, you might talk to your practioner about salivary
hormone testing. But as general advice to our readers, we would caution that there
seem to be fewer practitioners experienced in interpreting the results of salivary
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who can assist you.
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