A simple hormone test can reveal important information about your health… and possibly change your life.
WHY ARE THESE HORMONE LEVELS IMPORTANT?
Hormones are important to a woman’s reproductive health. The main hormones affecting the menstrual cycle and fertility are produced by glands in the brain and by the ovaries. Hormones are chemicals your body produces to regulate various functions. They do so by sending important messages and signals to various organs and tissues. Those hormones regulate menstruation, fertility, and sex drive – any one of which can be adversely affected if the production of these hormones goes out of balance.
When they work harmoniously, your body behaves in a predictable way. But if there is too much or too little of any one hormone, then imbalance occurs and you can begin to feel that something is wrong. Wanted pregnancies don’t happen, the discomfort of PMS makes the days before menstruation very difficult, or menstruation may occur irregularly or not occur at all. As most women approach mid-life, hormonal changes gradually affect the reproductive organs, eventually leading to menopause.
WHAT DOES THE TEST INCLUDE?
This is a health screening for patients concerned with hormonal imbalance. This test includes:
- Thyroid Profile (T3, T4, TSH)
- Reproductive Hormone Profile (FSH, LH, Prolactin)
- Progesterone (P4)
- Estradiol (E2)
WHO SHOULD BE TESTED?
- If you are a woman struggling with infertility
- If you are experiencing changes that suggest the onset of menopause
- If you are experiencing abnormal menstrual cycles, abnormal or heavy vaginal bleeding, fatigue, moodiness, low sex drive, loss of muscle tone or increased body fat.