Menopause is a natural and transformative phase in a woman’s life. If you are experiencing unpleasant symptoms such as weight gain and hot flashes, this may be an indicator that you are entering this new phase of life.
GetTested’s test will help you discover where you stand and help navigate this transition with confidence by helping you understand your hormone levels.
We provide an in-depth view of hormonal fluctuations that occur during the menopausal transition, a pivotal time in a woman’s life. Our menopause blood test is a test you can perform at home. Collect a small blood sample from the comfort of your home using our user-friendly test kit. Once collected, send the sample to our ISO-15189 certified laboratory in the UK using the provided return packaging.
Because GetTested understands the importance of promptness and confidentiality. As soon as the laboratory completes the analysis of your sample, your results will be delivered digitally to you in a secure manner, allowing you to take control of your health journey.
Learn More about the Menopause Test:
Below we will go deeper into the following sections:
- Menopause and perimenopause
- Understanding the hormones measured
- Handling the menopause
- Not Sure This Test is for You?
Menopause and perimenopause
We speak of menopause when a woman hasn’t had her period for over 12 months. Usually a woman goes through menopause in her 50s. Going into menopause, some women experience almost no symptoms, whereas others experience many uncomfortable symptoms. This transitional period to menopause is referred to as perimenopause.
Perimenopause is when you’ve had your last regular period. From this point on, you may experience more irregular periods and symptoms. Perimenopause normally occurs during your 40s. Besides irregular periods, some perimenopausal symptoms include:
- weight gain
- mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
Understanding the hormones measured
The test analyses five key hormones:
- TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
- FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone)
- FT4 (Free Thyroxine)
- LH (Luteinizing Hormone)
By gauging these hormones, women can better understand and navigate the physiological shifts of menopause.
TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
TSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, and it plays a crucial role in regulating the thyroid gland’s activity. During menopause, hormonal fluctuations can sometimes impact thyroid function, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, weight changes, and mood swings. Monitoring TSH levels helps assess thyroid health and potential imbalances.
FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone)
FSH is a hormone responsible for the growth and development of ovarian follicles in the menstrual cycle. During menopause, as the ovaries produce fewer hormones, the pituitary gland releases higher levels of FSH to stimulate the ovaries, which can cause irregular periods and other menopausal symptoms.
FT4 (Free Thyroxine)
FT4 is the unbound form of the thyroid hormone thyroxine that circulates in the bloodstream. It plays a crucial role in metabolism, energy levels, and overall well-being. During menopause, thyroid function can be affected, and monitoring FT4 levels helps assess thyroid health and hormonal balance.
LH (Luteinizing Hormone)
LH is a hormone that triggers ovulation during the menstrual cycle. During menopause, LH levels can fluctuate, leading to irregular menstrual cycles and eventually stopping altogether. Monitoring LH levels helps assess the stage of menopause and hormonal changes.
Oestradiol is the primary oestrogen hormone and plays a vital role in the female reproductive system. During menopause, the ovaries produce less oestradiol, leading to various menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood changes, and vaginal dryness. Monitoring oestradiol levels helps assess the oestrogen levels during menopause.
Handling the menopause
Some ways to relieve yourself from menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms, is by stacking up on lubricants to combat vaginal dryness and irritation. For a better good night sleep, it is recommended to sleep in a cool room and stop drinking caffeine, as menopause can cause insomnia. Doing kegel exercise can aid in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, which will lessen urine leaks. But most importantly, do not hesitate to seek help.
Our Menopause Test is designed to provide information about hormone levels during menopause, but it is not a definitive diagnosis for menopause or other medical conditions. For personalised medical advice, consult with a healthcare professional. At GetTested, we strive to empower you with knowledge so you can make informed decisions about your health.
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How to test hormone levels at home?
You can test your own hormone levels at home with GetTested’s menopause blood test. You will collect a blood sample in the morning. Check the instructions for more details on how to perform the test.
How long does it take until I get my results?
You will receive your result digitally as soon as your blood sample has been analysed by the lab. This should take about a week.
When should I take the test?
It is recommended to take the test on an empty stomach in the morning. This way your level has not been influenced by the time of day or intake of food and you can get a better understanding of your hormone levels.
Is this an early menopause test?
GetTested’s menopause test measures five crucial hormone markers. By analysing the levels of these hormone markers, you can get a better understanding about what phase you are in right now and whether you are entering the menopause.
What is the average age for menopause?
Most women go into menopause in their 40s or 50s. The transitional phase (perimenopause) may last about 4 to 8 years.
Not Sure This Test is for You?
If you’re still uncertain whether this test is right for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable customer support team. We’re here to guide you towards the tests that best match your health concerns and objectives. You can contact us through our contact page or use our live chat for immediate assistance.