Why You Should Undergo Hormone Testing

When your hormones are in balance in your body, everything works the way that it should. Your weight stays on track. Your energy levels are good. Your libido is healthy. Your ability to concentrate and have a sharp memory is intact. It’s a completely different story when something goes wrong with your hormones. When that happens, you won’t feel like yourself. You may think there is something seriously wrong with you. If you start losing dramatic amounts of weight due to a problem with your thyroid, you could face a health crisis. For many people, the opposite problem strikes. They gain weight with no explanation. It could be due to a thyroid hormone imbalance or it could be due to reproductive hormones. You won’t know unless you opt for hormone testing.

Hormone Testing Can Help You Find Answers About Your Health

If strange things are going on with your health, you shouldn’t ignore them. You need to find out what is going on so you can fix the problem. Common issues that could tie in with a hormonal imbalance include fatigue, weight gain, loss of sex drive, difficulty with concentration, and irritability. Insomnia can strike as well. If any of these symptoms have persistently affected you with no relief in sight, you should ask your doctor about hormone testing. It can give you a starting point, helping you to rule out or confirm a hormonal imbalance.

How is Hormone Testing Performed?

Hormone testing is simple. All you need to do is have your blood drawn. It will be evaluated to check your hormone levels. If there is a major drop in any type of hormone, our doctor can prescribe treatment to restore balance in your body. If your hormone levels are fine, it means our doctor will need to dig deeper to look for other sources of your symptoms.

Stay on Top of What is Happening with Your Body

Take good care of yourself by paying attention to potential problems. Once you have had your blood tested, find out if hormone treatments will help you. If your levels are significantly lower than they should be, our doctor may recommend you have injections, get hormone pellets that are implanted beneath your skin, or try wearing a hormone patch. Our doctor can help you to decide on the best options for you.

Learn More About the Benefits of Hormone Testing

For more information about hormone testing, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Peak Medical Clinic. At our convenient locations in Eugene, OR, Medford, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, and Roseburg, OR, our doctor will talk to you about your symptoms, examine you, and ask questions. You may need additional tests in order to get to the bottom of why you are feeling the way you do. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!

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