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Hormone Imbalance Test
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Yes: There is no single blood test that will d this but taken together a number of tests can do what you ask. ...Read more
No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that same blood draw, your blood could potentially be checked for testosterone to determine how much you have. This is best done in the morning. Remember that we really should treat the person (and symptoms), not just a number. Make sure benefit > risk. ...Read more
What can cause hormonal imbalance in women besides thyroid? -sore breasts, late spotty periods 2 months in a row, neg hpt, thyroid blood test normal.
Not modern tests: Bcp increases thyroid binding proteins, which increases the total t4, but not the free-t4. In the "old days" (15 yr ago), they measured total T4 and then tried to estimate the %free with a "t3 resin uptake (t3ru)" measurement. It confused some people. Now, everyone (i hope) measures the free T4 directly, along with a tsh, which is not affected by bcp either. ...Read more
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