Sex Hormones

It is important to have your sex hormone levels tested too, as high or low levels/ imbalances can prevent optimum metabolic and endocrine health.

Estrogen dominance has been linked to an increased risk of hormonal cancers, adrenal fatigue and thyroid dysfunction – among other things. I have estrogen dominance and need to work carefully with my nutritional doctor in order to balance this with bio-identical progesterone and testosterone in order to feel well.

The sex hormones that should be tested are:

  • Estradiol,
  • Progesterone,
  • Free testosterone, and
  • DHEA.

Testing should be 7 days after ovulation, which is usually days 19-21 for most women.