Should I Get My Hormones Tested?
When your hormones are in balance, everything works the way 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, 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 To Find Answers
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 tie in with a hormonal imbalance include:
- Weight gain
- Loss of sex drive/libido
- Difficulty with concentration
If any of these symptoms have persistently affected you, 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 is a simple blood lab draw. Your labs will be evaluated to check your hormone levels. If there is a major drop in any type of hormone, your provider can prescribe treatment to restore balance. If your hormone levels are good, it means your provider will need to dig deeper to look for the root cause of your symptoms.
What is Happening with Your Body?
Take care of yourself by paying attention to potential problems. Once you have had your blood tested, find out if hormone treatment will help you. If your levels are significantly lower than they should be, your provider may recommend injections, hormone pellets that are implanted beneath your skin, or a hormone patch. Your provider can help you to decide on the best option for you.
Learn More About Hormone Testing
For more information about hormone testing, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with OnePeakMedical. Either in-clinic at one of our nine locations or virtually from the comfort of your home, your provider will talk to you about your symptoms 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 book your appointment– we look forward to speaking with you!