Our WellnessWoman helps you discover a range of details about your health so that you can make the best choices when working on your diet, fitness, and lifestyle.
Is this test for me?
Take the WellnessWoman Test if you want to focus on your:
- Long Term Health
- Sexual Health
A hormone imbalance occurs when your hormones are not produced at the proper levels. There may be different types of hormonal imbalances. This could be manifested by a deficiency or an overflow in a certain hormone. This imbalance will play a major role in determining how the signs and symptoms will manifest and what would be the associated risks involved. This test runs an analysis on the main hormones that can cause some changes in your health status if they are unbalanced.
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 PCOS or other conditions which impact the ovaries.
We believe that all adults should get a cholesterol check - no matter what your age or how healthy you feel. This is because high cholesterol usually does not have any early signs or symptoms, so the only way to know your cholesterol levels is to get a check. This test is also designed to help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels by providing you with useful advice.
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
HDL is often known as ‘good’ cholesterol as it removes other types of cholesterol from the blood vessels and transports them back to the liver. High levels of HDL are associated with a lower risk of developing cardiovascular complications.
Biomarkers Tested: Total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), total cholesterol:HDL ratio, HDL percentage
- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
LDL is often known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol. High levels of LDL can build up in your arteries, causing heart disease.
Biomarkers Tested: Total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), non-HDL cholesterol
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. These are the most common type of fat in the body. Triglycerides are needed for metabolic health but in excess amounts, they may be harmful and may increase the risk of heart disease.
Testing your blood glucose levels is one of the best ways to understand your diabetes predisposition and understand how different foods, medications, and activities affect your glucose levels.
Glucose is the main type of sugar in the blood. In fact, it is key to keeping the mechanisms of the body in top working order. When your glucose levels are optimal, it often goes unnoticed. But when they stray from recommended boundaries, you will notice the unhealthy effects it has on normal functioning. Whilst glucose is important, it is best in moderation. This is because levels that are unhealthy or out of control may have permanent and serious effects.
- Haemoglobin A1C (hbA1c)
The term HbA1C refers to glycated haemoglobin. Briefly, it develops when haemoglobin, a protein within red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body, joins with glucose in the blood, becoming ‘glycated’. By measuring HbA1C, you will be able to get an overall picture of what your average blood sugars have been over a period of weeks/months.
Biomarker tested: HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemaglobin)
Measuring high-sensitive C-reactive protein and a full blood count will give you an insightful indication of the current inflammatory state of your body.
- High-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein produced by the liver in response to inflammation. A high level of CRP in the blood is a marker of inflammation that can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, from infections to chronic conditions. For women taking birth control pills, CRP may be elevated. A hs-CRP test is more sensitive than a standard test and can also be used to evaluate your risk of developing coronary artery disease (narrowing of your arteries).
Biomarker Tested: High sensitivity C-reactive protein
- Red blood cells
Red blood cells, also referred to as erythrocytes, are the most common type of blood cells. Red blood cells contain a protein called haemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body.
- Mean corpuscular volume (MCV)
MCV is the average size of red blood cells. A smaller size may be a sign of iron deficiency, while larger sizes indicate vitamin B12 or folate deficiencies.
- Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH)
MCH is the average amount of haemoglobin in a single red blood cell. A low number may be a sign of iron deficiency, while a high number indicates vitamin B12 or folate deficiency.
- Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC)
MCHC refers to the average concentration of haemoglobin in red blood cells. A low number may be a sign of iron deficiency, while a high number often indicates sickle cell disease or hereditary spherocytosis.
- Red cell distribution width (RDW)
RDW is a measurement of the variation of red blood cell sizes. A low number typically is not a cause of concern. A high number often indicates iron deficiency, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency, or a recent blood loss.
- Mean platelet volume (MPV)
MPV is the average size of platelets. Newer platelets tend to be larger than older ones. A low number may indicate aplastic anemia or thrombocytopenia. A high number is often an indication of certain inherited disorders.
Platelets help stop bleeding by promoting blood clotting. A low platelet count may indicate conditions such as bone marrow failure, viral infections, lupus, pernicious anemia (due to vitamin B12 deficiency), or affects of certain medications. A high platelet count may indicate leukaemia, inflammatory conditions, or myeloproliferative disorders (a disease that causes an abnormal growth of blood cells in the bone marrow).
- White Blood Cell Count
White blood cells (WBCs) help the body fight off infections from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. There are different types of WBCs, each with its own function. These include:
Neutrophils - act as your body's first line of defence to fight off infections
Lymphocytes - help produce antibodies, which recognise and fight foreign invaders. They include B-cells, T-cells, and natural killer cells
Monocytes - move out of the circulating blood into tissues where they mature into macrophages (cells that destroy bacteria and other harmful organisms)
Eosinophils - help fight against parasites, cancer cells, and allergens. A low number is not a concern, while a high number may be a sign of parasitic infections
Basophils - stimulate the release of chemicals to aid in the body’s immune response. A low number is not a concern, while a high number may be a sign of an active allergic reaction
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the benefit of taking the WellnessWoman test?
The key biomarkers used in our test help establish potential causes of particular symptoms such as mood changes, low libido and energy level, all thoroughly discussed in the report you receive when you get your results. This test is beneficial for women of all ages, as it also includes readings of glucose and cholesterol.