Why are these hormone levels important? Hormones are crucial men and woman’s health. Hormones regulate menstruation (in women), fertility, and sex drive (libido) – any one of which can be adversely affected if the production of these hormones goes out of balance. As most people approach mid-life, hormonal changes gradually cause reproductive organs to shut down, eventually leading to menopause in women and andropause in men.
What tests should I order to check my hormones? You should check with your Medical Provider for a complete list of tests that can determine your bodies hormone function. Below are some of the tests you should consider:
a comprehensive thyroid profile with TSH
progesterone ovarian function hormone test
estradiol (E2) hormone test
testosterone – free and total
The full panel of results will be analyzed by an accredited medical laboratory in most cases within 4 – 5 business days after a blood test.
Buy NowIn today’s fast paced world, many people experience constant levels of stress. This regular “fight or flight” feeling can distort the body’s normal production of adrenal hormones. Over time, these changes in cortisol and DHEA sulfate (DHEA-S) hormone levels can results in a host of physical symptoms—including allergies, anxiety, chronic fatigue or infertility—that detract from overall quality of life.
Your hormones should exist in harmony with each other. When levels of each hormone are in the right proportions, body systems are stable. When balance is lost, hormone deficiencies and excesses can cause chronic symptoms and disorders, and raise risks for disease.
A whole host of symptoms may signify an imbalance:
The symptoms of hormonal shifts occurring in our bodies can be very strong and can even make you feel out of control at times.Buy Now
If you have tried to figure out what is happening or perhaps treated your symptoms in ways that don’t seem to work, testing your hormones may be the first step to feeling better.
Your results should be interpreted by a professional that understands what each of the variables mean in your particular situation. Here’s a reference list from Wikipedia that may be helpful in understanding your results.