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How do you know if your harmone level is low and is there a test you can take ?

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Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Hormone levels

There can be imbalance in so many different hormones.
Different symptoms go with different hormones. Most of them can be tested by simple collection of blood, urine and saliva samples.

In brief: Hormone levels

There can be imbalance in so many different hormones.
Different symptoms go with different hormones. Most of them can be tested by simple collection of blood, urine and saliva samples.
Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Dr. Roshani Sanghani
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lots of hormones

The definition of a hormone is something that is produced in one location but acts in other parts of the body, thus there are many hormones, ex:thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, etc.
.However when a woman asks about hormones, usually she's refering to female hormones e.g. Estrogen.A doc first suspects there is a decrease in a hormone based on symptoms/exam.Then the suspicion is confrmd by lab testing.

In brief: Lots of hormones

The definition of a hormone is something that is produced in one location but acts in other parts of the body, thus there are many hormones, ex:thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, etc.
.However when a woman asks about hormones, usually she's refering to female hormones e.g. Estrogen.A doc first suspects there is a decrease in a hormone based on symptoms/exam.Then the suspicion is confrmd by lab testing.
Dr. Ester Kwok
Dr. Ester Kwok
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Dr. Ester Kwok
For female hormone, one suspects a person is nearing menopause firstly based on her age (usually close to 50yo). She would usually state that there is a change in her cycle(shorter or longer cycles with shorter or longer intervals in between cycles). When she reaches menopause (no periods for 9mos), then a lab test can show low estradiol and high FSH.
Dr. Ester Kwok
However, rarely a change in cycle could indicate something more serious such as an ovarian or uterine abnormalities. Always best to see one's doc for problems.
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