ARE YOUR HORMONES IMBALANCED?
Many people find themselves concerned with their hormone levels. Imbalanced hormones, such as, testosterone and DHEA can cause serious health problems. Hormone level testing gives doctors a way to analyze your current hormone levels to see if you are deficient or overloaded with any particular hormone. If you’d like to get your hormone levels checked, please call (973) 998-7770 or contact us online.
Why get your hormones tested?
Hormonal imbalance can cause or be the result of numerous, serious health complications. Whether it’s a deficiency in testosterone, DHEA or progesterone, you may see numerous debilitating symptoms. These include:
- Weight gain
- Loss of sex drive
- High blood pressure
- Joint pain
These signs come in addition to several life changing diseases that can be caused or worsened by imbalanced hormones, such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and even cancer. These risks make hormone level testing an easy choice.
Types of hormone level testing
After meeting with a doctor, you’ll decide between several types of hormone testing. All types are effective, but some may be more suited to your comfort level or particular symptoms.
Each of these methods represents a safe and effective way to test your hormone levels. The three primary types of hormone testing are:
- Urine test: This type of test can be done at a doctor’s office, similar to a typical urine exam or at home in a manner similar to a home pregnancy test.
- Saliva test: Here, a doctor will collect a small amount of your saliva and send it to a specialized laboratory for analysis.
- Blood test: This is also commonly referred to as a serum test. This test is performed with a doctor drawing and analyzing your blood, similar to common lab work.
With hormone level testing, it’s best to get checked as soon as you can. Imbalanced hormones can lead to a number of difficult health issues and may even cause life threatening diseases. If think you need your hormones tested, call (973) 998-7770 or contact us online as soon as you can.