Estrogen & progesterone test
Hormonal imbalances, especially in women, are unfortunately common today where common symptoms are PMS, menstrual cramps, irregular menstruation, sore breasts, menopausal symptoms and much more. By measuring estrogen, progesterone and the ratio between these two hormones, you can see where a possible imbalance lies so that you can support your hormones in the correct way.
Saliva tests measure the active hormones that reach the recipient receptors and there are clearer variations when measured in saliva than in blood. The test is suitable for both menstruating women, women who have reached menopause and also men, as men also can be out of balance on these hormones. You get different reference values depending on which category you belong to.
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The function of estrogen
Estrogen is the female equivalent of testosterone and is produced in the ovaries. This test measures estradiol (E2), which is considered to be the most important and potent of the three estrogen hormones.
Estrogen has many significant functions for the body. In addition to its importance for bone mass in women, it also increases the estrogen levels of HDL particles in the blood, which have a protective effect on blood vessels. Estrogen also increases the body’s conversion of omega 3 fats from vegetable sources to the DHA fatty acid which is important for brain function.
Estrogen also stimulates growth, especially in the uterus and mammary glands. This means that the hormone can increase the rate of cell division in these tissues, which can thus increase the risk of cancer. The longer you are exposed to estrogen (early menstrual onset and late menopause), the greater the risk of developing cancer. It is also estrogen that controls the typical fat distribution in women with more fat around the hips, breasts and thighs. When you are overweight, the levels of estrogen in the body increase and one reason for this is that testosterone is converted to estrogen in the adipose tissue. The more fat you have, the higher the estrogen content.
Estrogen is vital both for the immune system and our memory in both men and women as it counteracts osteoporosis and protects against cardiovascular disease. Like testosterone, estrogen also has fat burning and muscle building effects. Menopausal women with low estrogen levels are at high risk of losing bone mass and suffering from osteoporosis.
The amount of estrogen decreases during menopause, but can also decrease due to stress, lack of nutrition and intense training. Estrogen deficiency can affect the body in many ways and the symptoms can be mood swings, dry mucous membranes and weight gain. If you suspect that you are suffering from estrogen deficiency, it is important to find out if it is the estrogen that is low or if your symptoms are due to something else.
Common symptoms of hormonal imbalances:
- Low progesterone
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- PMS & tender breasts
- Headache / migraine
- Mood swings / depression
- Weight gain
- Pain during sex
- Urinary tract infections
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irregular or absent periods
- Mood swings / depression
- Weaker bone structure
- Swollen and sore breasts
- Decreased sex drive
- Irregular human cycle
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Fibrocystic breasts
In the case of hormonal imbalances, the symptoms can sometimes be similar to each other so it is good to first measure the hormones so that you can support the body in the right way.
When should you collect the sample
Menstruating women should collect the sample one week after ovulation, which means that in a normal cycle, the sample should be collected between day 19-23. If this happens during a weekend, we ask that you store your test tube with the saliva in the fridge until you send the sample to the lab on a Monday. Women who have reached menopause can collect the sample at any time during the month.
Many women choose to test estrogen / progesterone in combination with our Cortisol test. Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone and there is a hypothesis that because cortisol is produced from progesterone, a body under stress will prioritize the production of cortisol, whereupon progesterone levels may decrease. We also offer a more comprehensive hormone test; Women’s Hormone Profile, which analyses in addition to estrogen, progesterone and the ratio between them DHEA, testosterone and cortisol.
How to take the test?
You do the test at home by collecting a sample of your saliva. You collect the saliva before going to bed on a Sunday evening. This is important since the test needs to be send to our lab on a Monday.
Your test is sent to our lab for analysis, and you will receive the results digitally as soon as the analysis is done. Allow 30 minutes to pass after brushing your teeth, before doing the test. If you’re bleeding from your gums, we recommend waiting, as this can interfere with the analysis. Also avoid drinking, eating, smoking and chewing gum 30 minutes before the test.
- Make a purchase on the website. Order a test at our website and complete the transaction. We accept VISA, Mastercard and AMEX. The transaction is handled quickly and securely through our payment provider.
- A test kit will be sent to your specified address. When an order is made, we send you a test kit, including instructions. We also include a prepaid envelope that you use to send the test to our lab. We highly recommend sending the test on a Monday or Tuesday.
- Do the test according to the instructions (can be found on this website and in the test kit) If you have any questions regarding the testing procedure, please contact our support team.
- Send your completed test to the lab and wait for the results Send your test kit to our ISO certified lab. You will receive your test results within 15 business days.
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