Hormone Panel: Genetic Testing for Women’s Health
While hormones provide both menand women with sexual reproduction motivation, they are also much more than that to the human body. Glands excrete hormones - signaling to molecules that control and regulate growth and development, tissue function, digestion, excretion, metabolism, respiration, sensory perception, stress, mood, sleep, reproduction, and lactation. Many hormones operate by cascades, where one hormones actives another until the biochemical process that the chain of hormones is intended for is complete.
With 50 different hormones triggering distinct events throughout the body, distinguishing which hormones may be causing health problems becomes complicated. Since these biochemical events can be complex and, at times, interwoven, it’s beneficial to understand your body’s unique tendencies and how they can impact your overall health. GX Science’s hormone panel can help with just that.
WOMEN’S HEALTH PANEL: HORMONE IMBALANCES, RISKS, AND SYMPTOMS
Women are twenty times more likely to have a thyroid issue than men. As a major hormone-producing gland, an over or underactive thyroid can be detrimental to one’s health. There are various thyroid diseases and conditions, including Hashimoto’s Disease, where the immune system confuses the thyroid for a foreign structure and attacks it, thinking it’s defending the body.
Hormones levels can affect weight gain, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and mood. In women, issues with estrogen and estrogen blockers can increase the risk for cancer, blood clots, miscarriage, placental separation, preeclampsia, and pulmonary embolisms. They can also lead to a higher risk of developing deep venous thrombosis, negatively impact blood pressure and fluid balance, and increase the risk of hypertension. Depending on your current hormonal state, estrogen therapy like birth control can worsen symptoms and increase associated risks like blood clotting. Knowing the signs can help determine whether or not you may have a thyroid or other hormonal issue. If you’re struggling with irregular menstrual cycles, mood swings, low libido, decreased fertility, excess facial or body hair, bone loss, loss of scalp hair, and poor concentration, it may be time to order a hormone panel.
GX SCIENCE’S GENETIC TESTING FOR HORMONES
A hormone imbalance can occur for a myriad of reasons. Hormone issues are not exclusive to younger or older patients. Our hormone panel is a non-invasive genetic test that helps discover a hormone imbalance in males or females. GX Science’s holistic approach to health allows our analysis to consider your unique genetic makeup, rather than comparing your hormone levels to the average of the general population.
If you are experiencing symptoms related to hormone issues, it may be time to assess your overall health with the help of our hormone panel, helping your healthcare provider gain a better understanding of your unique issues and needs.