The DUTCH hormone test is an ideal way of assessing your stress and sex hormone levels. Your stress hormones include DHEA and cortisol and your circadian cortisol output. Imbalances in your cortisol production can lead to fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues and poor adaptation to stress. Your sex hormones include the 3 forms of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone and how each of these are being metabolized. Some estrogens increase your risk for hormone related cancers more than others so monitoring how you are metabolizing your estrogen is important for optimizing health and preventing future disease. In addition, understanding how your testosterone is metabolized can help identify causes of hair loss in women.
Here is a video to walk you through the test.