What are hormones?
Hormones are central to how your body functions. They are the chemical messengers that are produced in your endocrine glands and travel around your bloodstream work as part of an intricate symphony to influence your behavior, mood, metabolism, menstrual cycle, sexual function and much more.
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What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women?
Heavy periods, prolonged acne and fatigue that you can’t shift, even after a full night’s sleep and a cup of coffee, aren’t things to be ignored. They could be little signals that something is out of balance, below the surface.
If you have stopped getting your period prior to menopause, or your have menstrual irregularity, you might want to check hormone levels to diagnose what is causing the problem so you can get treated.
The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), a hormone that regulates metabolism, is often tested for women who are having hot flashes, symptoms of having too much thyroid, or not enough thyroid, fatigue, sleep issues or unexplained weight change. Abnormal thyroid levels can be associated with these symptoms, as well as abnormal menstrual changes.
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What time of month should I have my hormones tested? (Female)
In general, blood samples are best taken in the 'first half' of the cycle (the follicular phase) when normal and abnormal hormone levels are more clearly separated.
I'm a woman, should I be tested for testosterone?
In females, testosterone testing may be done when a woman has too much testosterone. In this case, you might be having irregular or no menstrual periods (amenorrhea), difficulty getting pregnant, or masculine features, such as hair growth in parts of your body that hair normally doesn’t grow.
Over time, too much testosterone in a woman can contribute to diabetes, obesity, infertility, and more.
We offer Testosterone as an add-on blood test to our female hormone panels.
What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men?
The most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men are often disregarded until they impact quality of life so severely that treatment is aggressively sought out. Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include:
- Weight Gain
- Brain Fog
- Decreased Sexual Performance
- Inability to Maintain Muscle Mass
- Heart Disease
I'm a man, should I be tested for testosterone?
Testosterone testing is used to diagnose several conditions in men. Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men, produced mainly by the testicles, and is responsible for male physical characteristics. The test may be ordered when infertility is suspected or when a man has a decreased sex drive or erectile dysfunction.
The testosterone test in men may be used to help evaluate conditions such as:
- Decreased sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Testicular tumors
- Hypothalamus or pituitary disorders
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