Post Menopause Hormone Panel

Literally, menopause means the cessation of the monthly menstrual cycle and signals the end of a woman's natural childbearing years. Menopause is neither a disease nor an illness; it is a natural and usually gradual change in glandular function. It has its origins in the beginning of menses and culminates in a series of hormonal changes that result in the cessation of menstrual flow. This transition produces a variety of bodily manifestations and symptoms and is due to changes in production of hormones and the timing of their release.

Various body parts undergo change and can produce one or more of the following symptoms:

Endocrine

  • Bleeding irregularities
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes / sweats
  • Changes in sex drive

Nervous system

  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness, irritability
  • Headache
  • Mood Changes
  • Depression

Metabolic changes

  • Skin aging / cosmetic changes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Altered fat and carbohydrate metabolism
  • Atherosclerosis

Do you need the Post Menopause Hormone Panel?

Hormones are powerful substances that control multiple functions throughout the body. Hormone levels should be sufficient and balanced. Too much or too little is not conducive to long-term emotional, mental and bodily health.
By not measuring the hormones before and after treatment your hormone picture is, at best, an educated guess because hormone levels from woman to woman can vary as much as 200-1500%. In fact many women need only one hormone, while others require 3 or 4 different types.

Applications of the Post Menopause Hormone Panel

  • Determines the risk of disease in your breast or uterus
  • Allows for individualized recommendation of ways to minimize the risk
  • Decrease the risk of side effects of irregular hormone levels
  • Determines if you are in menopause or perimenopause