Hormonal imbalances are very common in women, common symptoms are irregular menstruation, menstrual cramps, PMS, menopausal symptoms, sore breasts and much more. If hormonal imbalance is suspected, you can measure estrogen, progesterone and ration between these two hormones to see where a possible imbalance is located so that you can support your hormones in the right way.
Saliva test measures the variations more clearly than a test via blood and measures the active hormones that reach the recipient receptors. The test is suitable for both women who are menstruating and women who have reached menopause as well as men who may also be out of balance on these hormones. Depending on which category you belong to, you get different reference values.
Here's how: Estrogen and progesterone tests should be taken one week after ovulation, normally on days 19-23 of the menstrual cycle. The test is taken through a saliva sample.
Test answer: You normally have an answer within 15 working days after our lab received your test. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test answer, you will receive a detailed report in English about your values.
Things to think about before your visit: Do not brush your teeth 30 minutes before the test. Avoid drinking, eating, sniffing, smoking or chewing gum 30 minutes before the test. If you are bleeding from the gums, avoid taking the test at that time.
Estrogen is produced in the ovaries and is the female equivalent of testosterone. The estrogen and progesterone test measures estradiol (E2) which is considered to be the most important and most potent of the three estrogen hormones.
Estrogen has many significant functions for the body, in addition to its importance for bone mass in women, estrogen levels in the HDL particles in the blood, which have a protective effect on blood vessels, also increase. The body's conversion of omega-3 fats from vegetable sources to the DHA fatty acid that is important for brain function is increased by estrogen.
Estrogen stimulates growth, especially in the uterus and mammary glands, which means that the hormone can increase the rate of cell division in these tissues, which can lead to an increased risk of cancer.
Estrogen has an effect on the body's fat distribution in women with more fat around the hips, breasts and thighs. When you are overweight, the levels of estrogen in your body increase, the more fat you have the higher your estrogen content. But just like testosterone, estrogen also has fat-burning muscle-building effects.
Menopausal women with low estrogen levels are at high risk of losing bone mass and suffering from osteoporosis (osteoporosis). Estrogen counteracts osteoporosis and also protects against cardiovascular disease.
During menopause, the amount of estrogen decreases, but it can also fall due to stress, nutritional deficiencies and hard training. Lack of estrogen can affect the body in many ways and the symptoms can be diffuse with experiences ranging from 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. With our estrogen and progesterone test, you get answers.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances can sometimes be similar, so it is good to first measure the hormones so that you can support the body in the right way.
The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.