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Dutch test results

Hi! My Dutch test urine test results are here:

total estrogen 68.1 (27-62), progesterone 17.1 (6-20), testosterone 8.7 (4-14), 24 hour free cortisol 103 (80-185), total DHEA production 3167 (400-3000), metabolized cortisol 6039 (2750-5400). So my estrogen, cortisol and DHEA are elevated. I feel kind of messed up. I don,t really know what to do next and what supplements should I take to make levels normal?

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Hi Cheriema,

I'm guessing that you're not working with a practitioner? Hormone results need careful interpretation, and quite often need to be read alongside other results for a more complete picture. Because the DUTCH is such a comprehensive report, it's important to get some understanding on the pathways, as these provide the clues as to where the problems really are, rather than total readings.

For example, you could have a high total cortisol reading, but a low metabolized cortisol reading, then looking at the pathway you might see that you're not clearing it very well.

I hope this question gets some replies as I'm sure it resonates with many folks on the forum.

The below link is a discussion of someone's DUTCH result, maybe you'll be able to glean something from it...



All the best


Hi there. Did you get your test results looked at. How are you?


Hello Noji, Thanks for asking. I haven,t had my results interpretationed with practioner yet. I haven,t found anyone who could do it. I had low cortisol in the morning and higher in the evening. So it is harder to fall a sleep at night and I have bad morning fatigue. I have had long time also low ferritin.


Hi Cheriema,

As you say, it's harder to fall asleep at night if cortisol is low in the mornings and higher in the evenings than it should be, so I just thought that this info might be of interest to you as some of the subjects in this experiment raised their morning cortisol levels bbc.co.uk/programmes/articl... . (It might not, of course, be quite as simple as doing what is suggested in the article for many of us, but perhaps it could be worth doing - that is, if they are things you haven't tried already.)


Hi! Thanx for tip Spicer21.


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