During her lifetime, a woman undergoes several hormonal and physical changes. Starting with puberty, and then with pregnancy, child birth, postpartum phase and finally menopause, her body undergoes drastic changes. This is because each of these phases is characterized by hormonal fluctuations that have a direct implication on the body.
In the menopausal stage, the woman experiences symptoms like excessive sweating, numbness and itching in the body, hot flashes and mood swings. These are direct implications of her hormonal fluctuations and can only be controlled by medical intervention. However, before the doctor begins a personalized therapy for menopause related symptoms, it is important to know the hormonal status of the woman’s body. This is where igenetic comes to the rescue with its specialized tests for menopausal phase.
Test for Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH):
FSH levels typically go up during menopause. A reliable measurement of FSH is important for confirming menopause.
Test for estradiol:
The levels of estradiol (a form of estrogen) decrease when menopause starts.
Test for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH):
Sometimes, fluctuations in TSH levels may cause the same symptoms as menopause. In order to rule out the role of TSH, this test is routinely performed along with the above two tests.