Female Hormones

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Take control of your hormones and find out why you may be experiencing irregularities and imbalances in fertility, mood, periods, skin, weight and sex drive. Our easy test and comprehensive report can help you determine what's causing you from feeling your best.

Is this test for me?

Take the Female Hormones Test if you want to focus on your:

  • Energy
  • Long Term Health
  • Fertility
  • Mood
  • Sleep

Biomarkers tested:

Hormone Analysis

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They are produced in the endocrine glands, and travel around your bloodstream to help control many of your body’s major processes, including metabolism and reproduction. When you have a hormonal imbalance, you have either too much or too little of a certain hormone. Even small changes can have serious effects throughout your whole body. This test will provide you with an in-depth analysis on the main hormones causing major health problems if imbalanced.

  • Oestradiol

Oestradiol is a hormone and the more potent form of oestrogen in the body. It is mainly released by the ovaries, but the adrenals and testicles also release a small amount. Oestradiol is important for the growth and development of the reproductive system — it also helps thicken the uterine wall to allow fertilised eggs to implant.

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

FSH is a hormone made by the pituitary gland, an important gland for growth and development. In women, FSH regulates the menstrual cycle. It stimulates the growth of eggs in the ovaries and produces oestrogen. FSH levels can change in response to conditions which impact fertility. In women, such conditions include Primary ovarian insufficiency and Polysistic ovary syndrome.

  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

LH is a hormone made by the pituitary gland, an important gland for growth and development. In women, LH regulates the menstrual cycle. Following the rise in oestrogen by FSH, LH stimulates the ovaries to release the egg. LH levels can change in response to conditions which impact fertility. Similar to FSH, LH may be elevated due to Polysistic ovary syndrome or other conditions which impact the ovaries.

  • Progesterone

Progesterone is a hormone which aids in the development of the reproductive system. The corpus luteum, an endocrine gland in the ovaries, produces progesterone. The main function of progesterone is to prepare the body for pregnancy. It thickens the lining of the uterus which helps accept a fertilised egg. Progesterone levels fall if fertilisation does not occur, causing menstrual bleeding to begin.

  • Prolactin

Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. The main function of prolactin is to stimulate the production of breast milk. In non-pregnant women and males, levels are commonly low. Levels increase during pregnancy and after childbirth. In women who do not breastfeed, levels drop to where they were before pregnancy. Difficulty getting pregnant, irregular menstrual cycles, and a decreased sex drive are common symptoms seen with altered prolactin levels.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefit of taking the Female Hormone test?

The women's health panel is our most comprehensive hormonal panel that looks at multiple endocrine systems that can affect a woman's well-being and menstrual cycle. This test is beneficial for women of all ages, including those who are in menopause.