Are you looking for comprehensive and specialized healthcare services that cater specifically to your female hormonal needs? At Medical Express Clinic, we understand that a woman's health is unique and requires tailored care. Our Female Hormone Profile service is designed to provide you with the insights and guidance you need to optimise your hormonal health.
Female hormones play a crucial role in various aspects of a woman's life, from puberty and fertility to menopause and beyond. These hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and others, have a profound impact on your overall well-being. Imbalances or fluctuations in these hormones can lead to a range of physical and emotional symptoms, affecting your quality of life.
Our Female Hormone Profile is a comprehensive assessment that allows our expert healthcare providers to evaluate your hormonal health accurately. This service is essential for women at various stages of life:
Luteinising hormone (LH) plays a vital role in the menstrual cycle. The brain’s pituitary gland produces the luteinising hormone, and LH sends the signal that tells your ovary to release an egg. LH levels are usually high before ovulation.
Testing your LH can aid in diagnosing the reason for being unable to conceive and when you ovulate, but it can also identify whether you have started perimenopause or menopause. High levels of Turner syndrome or PCOS are linked to high levels of luteinising hormones, which can cause infertility. Low levels of LH may indicate an issue with the pituitary gland.
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) mostly controls the menstrual cycle and when the ovaries produce eggs. FSH levels in the body usually vary during the menstrual cycle and are highest before ovulation.
The brain’s pituitary gland produces FSH, and the body produces more of these hormones as menopause begins, and other hormone levels will start decreasing. It is important to get tested because the result can diagnose the start of menopause, tumours on the pituitary glands, ovarian function issues, abnormal menstrual bleeding, and infertility.
Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, primarily involved in stimulating milk production after childbirth. However, it has several other functions in both men and women, including the regulation of reproductive health. This test is commonly used to investigate issues related to the menstrual cycle in women, fertility problems in both sexes, and erectile dysfunction in men.'
Oestrogen is the female sex hormone that controls the development and regulation of secondary sex characteristics and the female reproductive system.
Oestrogen has three types in the body. They include oestriol, oestradiol, and oestrone. Oestradiol is the most commonly measured of these three hormones because it is the most active oestrogen hormone and has the most significant importance.
The ovary produces more oestradiol, but the testes and adrenal cortex also produce this oestrogen hormone. Oestradiol significantly affects ovulation, pregnancy, and conception, and as you approach menopause, the level gradually declines.
However, oestradiol also affects the bones, fat, skin, and other body parts. Testing for oestradiol helps check whether menopause has started, but it is vital in several other conditions. High oestradiol may cause sex drive issues, fatigue, and obesity. In most cases, low oestradiol levels indicate decreased pituitary function, anorexia, or PCOS.
At Medical Express Clinic, we take a patient-centered approach to female hormone profiling. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals will:
Take control of your hormonal health and well-being with our Female Hormone Profile service at Medical Express Clinic. Whether you're experiencing specific symptoms or simply want to ensure your hormones are in balance, we are here to support you on your journey to better health.
Contact us today to schedule your Female Hormone Profile assessment and take the first step toward a healthier, happier you. Your hormonal health matters, and we're here to help you thrive.