About the test
This test measures the levels of 2 hormones for individuals who have reached menopause
Postmenopause is when a woman has not had a menstrual cycle for more than twelve months. For some women, menopausal symptoms ease during this time, but for others, they persist long after they transition. This at-home postmenopause test measures estrogen and progesterone, two hormones that can contribute to these symptoms, to help you determine if they are within the normal range.
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.
Progesterone helps to maintain the lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. It also supports a pregnancy. The body produces significantly less progesterone when entering menopause and ovarian function declines.
Experiencing menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, or low libido?
Menopause is accompanied by many changes in a woman’s body as estrogen and progesterone levels drastically drop, including disruption in the body’s ability to regulate temperature, low libido, and more. Menopausal and postmenopausal women may experience symptoms such as the following.
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Weight changes
- Sleep disturbance
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Skin issues