Hormone Test Question

I recently took a saliva hormone test from ZRT Labs and my DO said I had high testosterone and gave me little advice or help as to what to do about it.
Here are my results and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Estradol - 2.5
Progesterone - 59 (L)
Pg/E2 - 24 (L)
Testosterone - 53
DHEAS - 17.3
Cortisol (A.M.) - 6.1
Cortisol (NOON) - 3.4 (H)
Cortisol (P.M.) - 0.9
Cirtisol (Night) - 0.9
Lab comments were "testosterone is within high/normal range. DHEAS is higher than the age expected range."

My DO wasn't any help at all and I do not understand the ranges and if I am truly in range or not. I am 47 and since last March been dealing with extreme depression and anxiety to the point of losing 60 lbs from not being able to eat because I always feel like something bad is going to happen and this upsets me. Also last March I had an aspiration done to remove a cyst in my breast. Periods are heavy and just in the last couple of months have been 31-32 days apart instead of my normal 26-28 day cycle.

Please help in any way.
Thank you!

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Mar 15, 2018
Hormone Test Question
by: Joy

You are suffering from Estrogen Dominance. Your progesterone:estrogen(E2) ratio is 24:1, it should be around 600:1. Your testosterone level appears to be within range, please read the Hormone Testing page given below.

I used to suffer from cysts on my ovaries and breasts, all caused by excess estrogen. They all cleared since using progesterone. You are also in Peri-Menopause which can be a torrid time for most women. This explains your heavy erratic periods. Between 100-200mg of Natpro Progesterone Cream will help to balance things for you, you may need to use more if symptoms are severe. It must be used every day as you do not have a regular cycle.

You might like to consider taking some of the nutrients mentioned on the Anxiety pape. So many women feel like you are when going through Peri-Menopause.

What is your vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, co-factors are needed. Optimal range is between 70-100ng/mL

Please these these pages and the research papers as they will help you to understand how to use progesterone correctly.

How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance


Vitamin D3

Hormone Testing

Ovarian Cysts


Mar 15, 2018
Hormone test
by: Rachel

Hello. I understand your desperation! If you don’t get any luck here, if you are on Facebook, there are lots of groups you can join for info. I recommend one where you can post your results and the admin will help interpret them.

I am not able to advise but I also suffer debilitating anxiety and my estrogen is very low! I think this site mainly deals with estrogen dominance but I am the opposite.

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