HORMONE IMBALANCE TESTING

Estradiol

&

Progesterone

Measured Together

The ratio to each other indicates an imbalance

Testosterone

Reproductive Age Women

Imbalance

High Estradiol
Low Progersterone

May Cause

  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Pre-Menstrual Symptoms
  • Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Uterine Fibroids

OLDER WOMEN

HIGH ESTRADIOL
LOW PROGERSTERONE

Can lead to cancers of the uterus and breasts, & insulin resistance

LOW ESTRADIOL
LOW PROGERSTERONE

Signals onset of Menopause

  • Weight Gain in Hips & Thighs
  • Fibrocystic & Tender Breasts
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Water Retention
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Hot Flashes, Night Sweats
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Foggy thinking
  • More Rapid Skin Aging
  • Bone loss

ALL WOMEN

HIGH TESTOSTERONE

Often caused by ovarian cysts

LOW TESTOSTERONE

Often caused by excessive stress, medications, contraceptives, and surgical removal of the ovaries.

  • Excessive Facial & Body Hair Acne
  • Oily Skin and Hair
  • Loss of libido
  • Thinning Skin
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Loss of Bone & Muscle Mass
  • Depression, Memory Lapse

MEN

HIGH ESTRADIOL

LOW TESTOSTERONE

Can be caused by high cortisol levels, high estrogen levels.

  • Feminizing effects
  • Breast enlargement
  • Leads to Suppressed
  • Testosterone Levels
  • Hot flashes
  • Increased fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Feelings of depression
  • Difficulty concentrating

Our program starts with a comprehensive hormone blood test at your local Quest Diagnostics. This blood test will determine if your symptoms are the result of a hormone imbalance.

A hormonal imbalances happens when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Since they play an essential role in the body, even minimal hormonal imbalances can create side effects and cause issues throughout your body.

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by glands in your endocrine system. Hormones travel through your bloodstream to organs and tissues, delivering signals to tell your organs what to do and when to do it. It’s important to note that your hormones are important for regulating major bodily processes, so a hormonal imbalance can affect a wide range of bodily functions including the following:

    • Metabolism and appetite
    • Heart rate
    • Sleep cycles
    • Reproductive cycles and sexual function
    • General growth and development
    • Mood and stress levels
    • Body temperature

Women can experience imbalances in estrogen and progesterone levels, while men are more likely to experience imbalances in testosterone levels. Your symptoms of a hormonal imbalance really depend on which glands and hormones are being affected.

Women naturally experience several periods of hormonal imbalance throughout their lifetime, including during Puberty, Menstruation, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause.

Men also experience natural periods of hormonal imbalance during their lifetime. including during Puberty and Aging.