Measure Your Hormones. Get Answers. Take Action.
This blood spot panel measures two main female sex hormones estradiol and progesterone, and the male sex hormone, (an androgen) testosterone.
Estradiol, also called oestradiol, is the strongest of the three estrogens produced by the body. It’s highest during a woman’s 20’s after which it begins falling. By her mid-to late 40’s, a woman’s estradiol may be half of what it was 20 years earlier. At menopause and after, the body nearly stops making estradiol and symptoms of estrogen imbalance may be most distressing.
It’s also possible to have too much estrogen. Either way — whether too high or too low — estrogen imbalance can disrupt progesterone and testosterone levels. It’s all about balance.
Testosterone’s Role In Women
Testosterone is a main driver of women’s libido and supports cognitive function. It’s also a precursor hormone to estrogen and progesterone. This means that estrogen and progesterone derive from testosterone.
Why Test Progesterone Levels?
Checking your progesterone may help identify why you may not be feeling like yourself. Low or high progesterone is linked to irregular menstrual cycles, impaired cognitive health, breast tenderness, fibrocystic breasts, gallbladder problems and more.
Signs of Hormonal Imbalance
To date 34 symptoms of hormone imbalance have been identified. They include:
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Insomnia or trouble sleeping
- Weight gain
- Decreased muscle mass
- Male Pattern Hair Growth (hirsutism)
- Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL)
- Absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
- Abnormally heavy or long menstrual periods (menorrhagia)
Get tested and take the first step toward feeling like yourself again.