About the test
This test measures levels of 3 hormones that often shift during the transition to menopause
Your test results will help you better understand if the symptoms you are experiencing could be related to hormonal changes during the menopausal transition.
Estradiol (E12) is the strongest of the three naturally occurring estrogens. Although it is the primary female hormone, estradiol is found in all sexes. The ovaries produce estradiol. As one of the main sex hormones responsible for ovulation, it is vital to reproductive health and pregnancy in people who can get pregnant. After menopause, estradiol levels decline significantly. Estradiol also plays a role in developing bone and female-associated sex characteristics and is needed for optimal brain and reproductive system functioning.
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. In women, it stimulates the growth of eggs in the ovaries. FSH levels increase with age as a result of diminished ovarian reserve.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
Luteinizing hormone (LH) is produced in the pituitary gland. In women, it helps control the menstrual cycle and triggers ovulation to occur.
Symptoms that may be related to hormonal changes when approaching menopause
Common symptoms related to perimenopause include:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Weight changes
- Sleep disturbance
- Irregular periods
- Low libido
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