We offer a full range of hormone testing. If you have symptoms you are concerned about, you should have a consultation with one of our doctors initially to discuss these. The doctor can then discuss with you what hormone testing, if any, would be most relevant for you.
Changes in hormone levels are natural to a degree. Hormones stimulate our cells and tissues to act and change, affecting our growth, energy levels, sleep patterns, fertility, and moods. Your body makes hormones in its endocrine glands – the main ones are your thyroid, pancreas, and pituitary gland.
Abnormal hormone levels are usually connected to other symptoms and illnesses.
Female hormonal health
In women’s health, hormone profiling can help in diagnosing conditions that also cause weight changes, loss of energy or general fatigue, hair loss or sudden growth (hirsutism), or skin conditions like acne. It also helps in diagnoses of syndromes such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and can contribute towards an understanding of your menopause later in life.
Male hormonal health
In men’s health, understanding your hormone levels can contribute to diagnoses in conditions causing hair loss, erectile dysfunction, and lack of energy.
Hormonal imbalances can lead to medical conditions such as diabetes, growth and reproductive disorders, fatigue, skin conditions, reduced or increased body hair, and weight control.
Women and men have varying amounts of the sex hormones in their bodies – the main ones are oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Other hormones, such as cortisol, epinephrine, insulin, and leptin, influence things like weight loss, growth, and stress.
Hormone testing is complex
We cannot conduct a hormone blood test without a doctor’s request or without a consultation at our clinic. The reason for this is that for many hormones, special times of the month or times of the day are required to ensure that the result is as accurate as possible. In addition, we need to be sure the correct test is being conducted.