Hormone Health & Your Body
The Importance of Understanding Hormone & Bodily Changes
WHY ANALYZE FEMALE SEX HORMONES?
Measuring hormone levels is an important proactive step in health maintenance. Many “vague” symptoms result from hormone imbalance and can be treated if properly identified.
Symptoms of the reproductive and menopausal years:
• Breast pain and/or tenderness
• Cysts and lumps (breast, uterine)
• Fibrocystic breasts
• Depression / insomnia
• Irregular menstrual cycles
• Hot flashes
• Brain fog
Female Hormone Markers:
Estrogen (Estridiol, Estriol, Estrone); Progesterone; Testosterone; DHEA; FSH; LH
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WHY IS MALE SEX HORMONE BALANCE IMPORTANT?
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and is released in pulses throughout the day. After 35, free testosterone becomes less available. Low testosterone levels or high stress in men’s early 20’s or 30’s may cause symptoms similar to going through the natural decline of testosterone.
This test is for you if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Impaired libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Baldness and/or extremity hair thinning
- Less stamina
- Fat accumulation around the waist
- Urinary problems such as pain, frequency or urgency— or interrupted stream
- Changes in sleeping habits
- Lack of enthusiasm for life
- Increase in bad cholesterol—decrease in good cholesterol
Male Hormone Markers:
Testosterone, DHEA, DHEAS, androstenedione, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrone, estradiol