For a female to TRULY feel balanced physically and emotionally her hormones need to be in the right ratio balance to each other. Even slight imbalances can have a huge impact on a female’s mood, physical body, and appearance.
Hormone imbalances can result is hair breakage, hair loss or hair growing in unusual areas. They can cause stomach bloating, fluid retention, and weight gain. They can cause cystic acne and rosacea. They can cause ovarian cysts, breast cancer, and fibroids. They can affect mood and cause depression, anger, or anxiety. If you suspect, you have a hormone imbalance it’s important to have the right hormones tested whether it be sex hormones (E1, E2, E3, progesterone & testosterone), thyroid hormones (TSH, T3, T4, Thyroid Antibodies, RT3), or adrenal hormones (DHEA, Cortisol, Androstenedione). Testing hormones at the right time of the day and time of the month is also curial to achieve accurate results. Depending on the type of symptoms presenting a hormone blood, urine or saliva test might be requested. A random hormone blood test from your GP often doesn’t give enough information to address the underlying hormone imbalance and therefore the hormonal symptoms are not able to be corrected.
With a comprehensive naturopathic consultation, we can find out what type of hormone test is best suited to your presenting hormonal symptoms.