Hormone testing

 

You may already know you have some kind of hormonal imbalance due to the health issues you have or symptoms you experience, but there are so many different hormones in the body. How do you know which hormones are out of balance, or at what severity? This is where hormone testing comes in.

Thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, female and male sex hormones are some of the main hormones that can be tested to get a deeper understanding of the underlying cause of your symptoms. This can be done through taking sample(s) of blood, urine or saliva.

The cost to run these tests will range from about $50 to $250 depending on what tests are carried out.

 

Some signs and symptoms that may benefit from hormone testing include…

  • Difficulty losing or gaining weight
  • Intolerance to cold or always feeling cold
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Brain fog, difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Low mood, depression or anxiety
  • Constant emotional stress or pressures
  • Intolerance to heat or always feeling hot
  • Insomnia or sleep difficulties, waking unrefreshed
  • Salt or sugar cravings

Female specific

  • Painful menstrual cramping
  • Heavy and/or painful periods
  • Long, short or absent menstrual cycles
  • PMS or premenstrual symptoms such as low mood, irritability, anxiety, food cravings, fluid retention, acne and bloating that coincide with your menstrual cycle
  • Abnormal/hormonal related hair growth or hair loss
  • Fertility issues
  • Unexplained headaches or migraines

 

Male specific

  • Poor libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Unexplained or hormone related hair loss
  • Fertility issues
  • Muscle loss or weakness

 

If you experience some of these symptoms and believe hormone testing could benefit you, get in contact or book an appointment to have a deeper look into your health and discuss your options.

 

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