Dutch Test for Women’s Health
Millions of women suffer from hormone imbalances. Whether it is menopause, weight gain, fatigue, low libido, premenstrual symptoms (PMS), mood swings, or depression, these symptoms can lead to more serious problems if misdiagnosed. Identifying the root cause of chronic health issues is certainly correctable, but only if properly identified.
The DUTCH Test® was created to provide insight into many of these concerns, working to deliver the most complete assessment of sex and adrenal hormones, along with their metabolites, in one easy-to-administer test. No blood to draw, spitting in tubes, or filling up jugs of urine. Our dried urine collection process is great for baseline measurements of women with hormonal imbalances and for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) monitoring.
After utilizing the DUTCH Test®, you will be able to work with your medical provider to continue to track and evaluate hormone levels, ensuring they are at their optimum balance.
Dutch Test for Men’s Health
Testosterone can decline in men up to 1-2% yearly after age 30. The Dutch Plus® helps male patients understand how hormones, like testosterone, change over time.
Science tells us that testosterone levels peak during puberty and then gradually decline over the years. Research shows that testosterone can decrease as much as 1-2% every year after age 30, with some men starting to see the effect of low testosterone as early as their 20s. As testosterone and DHEA levels fall, and estrogen levels rise, men undergo their own form of menopause, called ‘andropause’.
Signs of declining testosterone levels include a decrease in muscle mass, abdominal weight gain, chronic fatigue, brain fog, and loss of executive function. Testosterone deficiency can be harmful to men’s sexual health and self-confidence, enhancing the risk for mood disorders. Other factors that can negatively impact male testosterone levels like poor lifestyle habits, unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, toxic exposure, high visceral fat, and increased stress all accelerate this natural process.
Many men feel this may be part of getting older, but it’s essential to talk to a health care provider about these issues early and set up a treatment plan to alleviate the symptoms. The DUTCH Plus® is a great way to establish a baseline understanding of testosterone levels.