An imbalance in hormones including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone may contribute to depression and anxiety symptoms. This impact is much more evident if you have a tendency to have an imbalance in neurotransmitters with a history of depression and/or anxiety.
These hormone imbalances and neurotransmitter issues may occur in any or all phases of your life including adolescence, premenstrual, pregnancy, breastfeeding, post pregnancy, perimenopause and postmenopause.
If your depression or anxiety is a new or worse problem and you’re experiencing the hormone changes mentioned above you may need additional hormone and or neurotransmitter assessment.
Your brain cells have hormone receptors. If your brain cells have changing, new or different levels of hormones you could experience a different level of depression or anxiety.
Any of your hormones can be involved in the anxiety and depression symptoms so we test estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol with a saliva test. Click here to learn more about the Flourish Saliva Hormone Test for Women. Click here to learn more about the Flourish Saliva Hormone Test for Men.
Your neurotransmitters include the antidepressant and antianxiety serotonin, antianxiety GABA, and anxiety glutamate. Neurotransmitters levels can be tested in urine with an at home urine collection test sample that is mailed to a laboratory. Click here to learn more about Neurotransmitter Symptoms and Testing.
It’s important to assess hormone and neurotransmitter symptoms and not rely only on a test. Each person is different and hormone and neurotransmitter can have different effects.
Flourish specializes in compounding custom hormone prescriptions based on your healthcare practitioners evaluations. Flourish also does natural assessments and natural supplement support for hormone and neurotransmitter balance.
There are many other factors that can contribute to depression and anxiety including nutrient deficiencies. Keith Bishop, our clinical nutritionist specializes in assessing and testing hormones, neurotransmitters and nutrient deficiencies. Flourish Compounding Pharmacy specializes in compounded personalized prescription testosterone and hormone therapy prescribed by our healthcare practitioner.
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