Dr. Emdur shares what a saliva test may indicate about a woman's hormones.
Saliva testing is somewhat controversial since your allopathic physicians don’t feel that it’s very accurate way to analyze hormones such as cortisol and sex hormones. But in actuality, if you go to PubMed, there’s thousands of pure reviewed publications that have used salivary testing to monitor these hormone levels.
There is some variability between labs and you want to make sure you are using a certified, well-qualified lab, but it gives the excellent results which maybe more reflective of what your hormones are doing in your body the day that they are being analyzed.
About Dr. Emdur, D.O, Ph.D.:
Dr. Emdur is a board certified Internist/Pulmonologist (American Board Of Internal Medicine) and recognized by his peers as a Diplomate in the American College of Chest Physicians since 1996. He did his medicine and pulmonary training at the Cleveland Clinic (1979-1984) and has practiced both hospital based and office based pulmonary medicine in San Diego since 1984. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh (1975) an MBA from California State University (1998) and is board certified as a Diplomate and Advanced Fellow in anti-aging medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He also is a clinical faculty member at Western University of Health Science in California where he teaches medical students.