Who should take the test?
Estrogens are the most important of the female sex hormones. Estrogen values tend to fluctuate throughout a woman’s lifetime, not just during the menstrual cycle. The strength of these fluctuations is different for each individual and the body reacts to them with different symptoms.
Although it may sound contradictory, an estrogen dominance can occur at the same time as an estrogen deficiency due to the fine, coordinated balance between estrogen and progesterone. The estrogen levels define how much progesterone is needed. An estrogen dominance can occur if the body is not producing enough progesterone for the level of estrogen. This means it can also occur if the body is not producing enough estrogen (estrogen deficiency) if the body is also not producing the relative amount of progesterone.
Therefore, in the case of an estrogen deficiency it is important to not only determine the absolute values of the individual hormones, but also the ratio of estrogen to progesterone.
The test analyzes the morning value of the following hormones:
Our Estrogen Deficiency Test gives you information about the ratio of estrogen to progesterone in your body. This may allow you to identify the underlying cause for your complaints.
How does it work?
You collect the samples at home, send them back to us and we will provide you with your level of each hormone and whether your level falls within the reference ranges for your age. In addition to that the results include graphs showing whether your are in the “green” (=normal/healthy) or “red” (=too high/low) area, making it easy to understand the results.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will provide detailed information about whether your estradiol and progesterone levels are normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by phone at +44 (0)20 3286 6316 or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.