This International Women’s Day we want to empower women to put their own health and well-being first. Fertility, metabolism, mood and even sleep all encompass female hormones and can often be overlooked as part of a busy lifestyle. As female hormones naturally fluctuate throughout the month and with age, it is important to track these changes with our quick and simple tests.
What are hormonal imbalances?
Hormones are the natural chemicals produced by your endocrine glands which act as your body’s messengers. These chemical messengers play an important role in regulating many different parts in your body such as your reproductive cycles, sexual function, appetite, metabolism, and mood.
If your endocrine system makes too much or too little of a hormone, you develop a hormonal imbalance. Even small imbalances can create problems, such as health issues, early onset menopause, or ovarian cancer. The main causes of hormonal imbalances are issues with thyroid, stress and eating disorders.
Did you know that a change to your period, weight gain, acne, hair loss, low energy levels, anxiety/depression or muscle weakness can be signs of a hormone imbalance? If you find you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to get tested.
When do most women experience hormonal imbalances?
Most common times for females to experience natural fluctuations include:
- Menstrual cycle
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Perimenopause or pre-menopause
Why get tested?
We have tests to suit your lifestyle, needs and budget.
Our comprehensive Everywoman tests for over 150 biomarkers, as the world’s most comprehensive female health check. Available in all of our Randox Health clinics.
The Female Hormone test provides an overview of hormone levels, highlighting any imbalance that could be affecting your fertility, mood, weight, and energy levels. We test for 8 key markers to give you an insight into your hormonal health.
Alternatively, our Thyroid test which will provide an insight into how your thyroid is performing. Changes in your weight, energy, skin or hair can be caused by an overactive or underactive thyroid.