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Hormonal tests: testosterone, FSH and thyroid hormones

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Last reviewed: 01.06.2018
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If the body lacks any hormones or, conversely, too many, it can suffer from excess weight. More - about such important hormones as testosterone, FSH and thyroid hormones, on which the optimal weight and well-being of a woman depends.

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Hormone testosterone and its role in the body of a woman

How long have you been testing for testosterone in the blood? Do you know how much it should be so that you do not get better with the speed of sound? If the body has 40-60 ng / dl of testosterone, this is normal. This means that your hormonal processes associated with the participation of testosterone, go well.

Details about testosterone

If the level of testosterone in the body is lower than 30 ng / dL, write is gone: it is a violation of sexual desire, that is, its weakening, it is weakness, fast fatigue. In addition, low testosterone levels are guaranteed weight gain and poor bone development, brittle bones.

Human activity drops sharply with a drop in testosterone levels below 30 ng / dL. This is proved by scientific research.

Therefore, in time, contact your doctor for hormonal testing and appointment if necessary hormonal therapy. And with this analysis an incomplete picture can be found if only your saliva and urine are examined. Need more blood tests for hormones.

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FSH, or follicle-stimulating hormone

It is so named because it stimulates the development and work of the main female organ - the ovaries. Each time before ovulation, it is the FSH that prepares the ovaries for the growth of new follicles.

Once the ovaries are weakened, especially after surgery or with age, and can not produce enough of the female hormone estrogen, it can be determined by hormonal analysis for a sharp increase in FSH in the blood.

The ABC of the work of hormones: high doses of FSH always mean a small production of estradiol. Then it needs to be urgently raised. And FSH is a brain signal. It is in one of his sites - the pituitary - that this hormone is produced to stimulate the work of the ovaries.

With a low level of estradiol, the doctor will prescribe hormone replacement therapy for you. If, of course, you contact him in time.

To see the full picture of the correctness and sufficient level of hormone production, it is necessary to pay attention not only to the level of the brain of FSH, but also to the production of hormones by the ovaries. This testosterone, estradiol and progesterone.

Then you can choose the right treatment, because the overall picture of the hormonal background will be clear.

Thyroid hormones

These are very revealing and important in the body of a woman's hormones. If the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones, a person may have significant weight fluctuations. Do not be surprised then, if you suddenly, seemingly without reason, recover and lose weight.

To determine if the level of thyroid hormones is sufficient, you need an analysis for such hormones (their level):

  • Thyrostimulating hormone
  • T3
  • T4
  • Antibodies shchitovidki (antimikrosomalnye antibodies, antitireoglobulin)

The level of these hormones in the blood will give you an accurate idea of which therapy to prescribe to you. What hormones, produced by the thyroid gland, in the body are excess, and what - a disadvantage.

This will determine the control of your weight. In time, therefore, be examined by an endocrinologist and be healthy!

It is important to know!

This hormone produces a small area of the brain - the pituitary gland. It is prolactin that can be the reason that a woman is gaining extra pounds. Read more..

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