New! Menopause Test
Updated: Nov 15
Live your best life and measure your hormonal status by taking a Menopause test!
It’s important, as symptoms of the menopause might affect your quality of life. These can include hot flushes, night sweats, sleep problems, anxiety, mood swings, brain fog, erratic periods, joint pain, skin problems and much more.
Menopause is marked by the cessation of the menstrual cycle due to changes in hormone levels. This usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55, but can sometimes happen earlier, either naturally or for reasons such as removal of the ovaries or uterus or other medical treatments.
Menopause occurs when you do not have a menstrual cycle for twelve consecutive months, while the period before menopause, the peri-menopause, can last for eight to ten years.
LH and FSH are hormones produced by the pituitary gland in your brain. These hormones are responsible for ensuring the normal function of the ovaries. During the peri-menopause and the menopause Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) levels increase, while oestradiol levels will naturally decrease with age; this decrease continues to reach menopausal levels as the ovaries stop producing eggs.
This Menopause test is what you need If you want clear information whether you are facing peri-menopause or a menopause stage. Indeed, we assess your hormonal balance, measuring the levels of LH, FSH and oestradiol which are the key markers of menopause and peri-menopause status.
Our menopause test is a non-invasive blood test, that comes with hospital standard, easy-to-read results. With our expertise, we will guide you through your results in order to optimise your overall health with nutritional and lifestyle tips. See our Food to Support the menopause blog.
Come along to our practice in Edinburgh. We will need 10 minutes of your time to collect the sample by a fingertip blood prick. The results will be available in approximately a week’s time.
To book your test, give us a call.