Throughout her life, a woman’s hormonal fluctuations are greatly influenced by outside forces such as stress and infections, and genetics inherited from her mother. These can disrupt the delicate balance of hormones in a woman’s body due to inadequate production or excess amounts. From the onset of menstruation until death, these hormone cycles are integral to any woman’s existence.
Hormone deficiencies can cause various medical problems, such as infertility, depression and anxiety, fatigue, weight gain or loss, and an increased risk of certain diseases. Hormone imbalance is also linked to developing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, thyroid problems, and other disorders.
The proper evaluation and timing could prevent or postpone the onset of these diseases and ensure appropriate treatment. Therefore, every woman must have her hormones evaluated regularly and accurately.
Our experienced providers have a variety of advanced tests for hormone imbalances available to them. However, it is essential to remember that every individual will require more or fewer tests based on their distinct characteristics and family health history. After an extensive evaluation, your provider can identify which test is most appropriate for forming a tailored treatment plan to restore hormonal balance and vigor.
Standard Female Hormone Testing
Standard female hormone tests provide a general overview of your hormone levels. They measure the levels of four basic hormones to detect potential problems with your reproductive system. Those are:
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH
Luteinizing hormone (LH)
Standard tests commonly miss the more subtle fluctuations of hormones that could cause various symptoms. That’s why our providers are equipped with the advanced technology necessary to test for even the most minute changes in hormone levels.
Advanced Female Hormone Testing
Unlike men, who only require testosterone hormone, women have a much more intricate hormonal balance consisting of estradiol, estriol, testosterone, DHEA-S, cortisol, and progesterone.
The most straightforward way to measure these is through blood testing, which is both quick and painless, with results often ready in the same visit- meaning treatment can start immediately! It’s not just easy but also highly reliable AND cost-effective.
Blood testing may be insufficient for determining a woman’s hormonal needs for specific conditions. Urine tests provide the exact amount of hormones released in one day – rather than just an overview from a simple blood test.
Moreover, salivary testing is strongly encouraged if women take creams or supplements to treat their condition. These tests look at various hormones like:
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
But understanding hormone levels is only half the battle. It’s equally important to know how these hormones interact and how they can be affected by lifestyle, stress, and diet. That’s why our providers take time to review each element with you, to help you be proactive about your health.
Ultimately, hormones are more than chemicals coursing through our veins- they’re integral to female reproductive health and well-being. At our clinic, we understand that every woman is different and requires tailored treatments that effectively restore balance. Women can thrive with proper hormonal levels with the right tests and informed decisions.
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Our centers do Female Hormones Testing (LabCorp) on our patients to evaluate various conditions, including:
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