If you’re suffering from hormonal imbalance, getting your hormones tested is a great way of developing a personalized treatment plan. Here are some signs that you should get your hormone levels checked now!
Infertility: Hormonal Imbalance is the leading cause of infertility, so if you have irregular periods, trouble ovulating, PCOS, or other hormonal conditions, getting your hormones tested can reveal the next steps to take in your journey. Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle-Stimulating Hormones work to trigger ovulation, and an increase in progesterone is necessary to make sure the uterus prepares for pregnancy. Imbalances in these hormones, or other reproductive hormones can cause infertility, so analyzing their relative levels will give you more insight into your fertility
Menopause: Hormone levels significantly change during menopause as your FSH, estrogen, and progesterone levels drop. Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness can be better understood through hormone testing and estrogen therapy may be recommended to increase estrogen levels and alleviate symptoms. For women who don’t have many menopause symptoms, hormone tests can confirm whether they are going through perimenopause or not.
Persistent Hormonal Imbalance: If you are facing persistent hormonal imbalance symptoms, many experts recommend getting your hormones tested to identify the root cause. Thyroid hormones are often tested as hypothyroidism is very common and can result in slower metabolism, causing weight gain and fatigue.
If you’re curious about the exact days to get certain hormone levels tested, check out this article by Dr. Jolene Brighten!