Is the cause of your joint pain hormonal imbalance?
Have you ever gone to the doctor with a complaint about a symptom just to hear, “that’s common at your age”? HOW FRUSTRATING!
Why should you have to live with pain or discomfort just because you are aging? For many women in their 40s and 50s who complain about joint pain the most likely diagnosis will be osteoarthritis. We understand that your body goes through wear and tear; especially if you’ve been active in sports, had trauma, injuries, and so on. In fact, if you have not had deterioration or trauma to the area the most common cause of your joint pain could be inflammation.
As women enter perimenopause or are in menopause, the hormone levels could start fluctuating. Especially the levels of estrogen and progesteron can fluctuate and even drop dramatically. Estrogen is a natural anti-inflammatory for the body so as the hormone levels drop; the increase in inflammation in the joints can cause pain.
What’s the solution then? There are several ways to find out if your hormones are out of balance:
1)Serum test 2) Saliva 3) Dried Urine
According to Precision Analytical INC the serum test is lacking in some areas, such as adrenal hormones can’t be effectively tested nor metabolites, especially cortisol & estrogens. When testing the blood hormone levels the lab is actually testing the protein-bound hormones which are not bioavailable hormones. Saliva testing does test bioavailable hormones but it doesn’t show hormone metabolites, which is important for precise clinical diagnosis. Dried urine testing offers an extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones along with their metabolites.
At Last Stop 4 Pain we offer all the available tests mentioned above.
One simple vial first thing in the morning, fill it half way with saliva and send it to the lab.
For more information or questions please contact our office 818.345.0600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org