Blog — menopause

Guide to Hormone Testing (Saliva, Blood Spot and Urine Spot)

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In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, personalized and convenient testing solutions are becoming increasingly crucial. ZRT test kits provide a simple and accessible way to collect saliva, dried blood spot, or dried urine samples in the comfort of your home. This blog will guide you through the who, when, and how of ZRT testing, offering insights into hormone, neurotransmitter, and heavy metals & essential elements testing. Who to Test: Candidates for hormone testing are individuals facing a variety of issues, ranging from hormonal imbalances to specific symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, decreased sex drive, and more. Neurotransmitter testing...

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Navigating the Perimenopause Journey: Understanding the Lead-Up to Menopause

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  As women, our bodies undergo various phases and transitions throughout our lives, each presenting challenges and changes. One such significant stage is perimenopause, the precursor to menopause. While menopause typically occurs around the age of 51, the perimenopausal journey often begins around the age of 46. This transitional period can bring about various physical and emotional changes, paving the way for the eventual cessation of menstrual cycles. In this blog, we'll delve into the intricacies of perimenopause, exploring the symptoms, challenges, and ways to navigate this natural phase with grace and understanding. Understanding Perimenopause: Perimenopause, often referred to as...

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Women's Health Initiative Revisited

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By Sherry LaBeck, ND. ZRT Laboratory. It is highly likely that women aged 60 to 90 have vivid memories of the astonishing healthcare news from 2002 when the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a comprehensive long-term national health study, was abruptly terminated earlier than expected. The initial trial results sent shockwaves through the medical community and had a profound impact on the lives of numerous women. Furthermore, this news fundamentally transformed the perception of routine menopausal hormone replacement prescriptions for years to follow. The WHI was launched in 1991 as a 15-year trial, one of the largest women’s health studies in the...

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Acne: Understanding Symptoms, Problems, and Saliva Hormone Testing as a Potential Solution

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Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be an emotionally distressing and physically uncomfortable condition, often leaving behind scars and affecting one's self-esteem. While there are various factors that contribute to acne, hormones play a significant role. In recent years, saliva hormone testing has emerged as a potential solution for understanding the hormonal imbalances that contribute to acne. In this blog, we will explore the symptoms and problems associated with acne and delve into how saliva hormone testing can provide valuable insights towards effective treatment.Understanding Acne:Acne is a chronic skin condition that typically...

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Understanding Menopause Symptoms and the Role of Hormonal Imbalance: The Importance of Hormone Testing and Treatment

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Menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in a woman's life that marks the end of her reproductive years. While it is a significant milestone, menopause can also bring about a variety of symptoms that can disrupt daily life. These symptoms are primarily caused by hormonal imbalances as the body adjusts to the decline in estrogen and progesterone production. Hormone testing and subsequent treatment play a vital role in managing and alleviating menopause symptoms, enabling women to lead happier and healthier lives during this transitional phase. Hormonal Imbalance and Menopause Symptoms: During menopause, the ovaries gradually reduce their production of...

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