Category: Hormones

14 Posts

  • Everything you need to know about thyroid imbalances

    Thyroid Hormones 101: Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

    September 23, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways:  The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of our throats Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is made in the pituitary gland in our brains and tells our thyroid gland what to do The thyroid releases important hormones like thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which have important roles in our metabolism, growth and (of course) our menstrual cycles These hormones can get out of balance and when we…

    Read more
  • Can I test my hormones and fertility if I’m using contraception?

    September 23, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways:  There are 17 different types of contraception including hormonal and non-hormonal options. Hormonal contraception works by altering your natural hormone levels to either prevent ovulation and/or bring about bodily changes that discourage pregnancy. Non-hormonal contraception doesn’t alter your hormone levels and prevents pregnancy using a different set of methods. If you’re using hormonal, or non-hormonal contraception, you can still take a Hertility Hormone and Fertility test, but your…

    Read more
  • Prolactin

    Prolactin 101: Everything you need to know about prolactin

    September 23, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways Prolactin is an important hormone that has roles all around the body and within the reproductive system Prolactin has a well-established role within breast growth and breast milk production during and after pregnancy Prolactin imbalances can interfere with our menstrual cycles and ovulation, impacting our fertility and chances of conceiving Testing our prolactin regularly with a hormone and fertility test can help us get to the bottom of…

    Read more
  • What is AMH and what can AMH testing tell me?

    September 7, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by the follicles in our ovaries. It is produced by the follicles that house our eggs, so testing our AMH levels can help to determine the number of eggs we have left—our ovarian reserve. Along with our ovarian reserve, our AMH levels naturally decline with age after our mid 20s.  High AMH levels and low AMH levels can both impact our…

    Read more
  • Oestrogen 101: Everything you need to know about Oestrogen

    August 31, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways There are lots of different types of oestrogen, but the main one in women and those assigned-female-at-birth is oestradiol (E2) E2 plays a big role in regulating our menstrual cycles, fertility, libido, skin health, heart health and bone density Our oestrogen levels fluctuate throughout our menstrual cycles and also naturally decline with age  Imbalances in oestrogen levels are common and can be due to various underlying health conditions,…

    Read more
  • Testosterone Levels

    Testosterone 101: Understanding Your Testosterone Levels

    October 6, 2021Zoya Ali

    It’s become a common misconception, that when it comes to sex hormones, those born female are driven by oestrogen and those born male are driven by testosterone. But the reality is, all sexes have these hormones running through their bodies, just in different quantities. So if testosterone isn’t just for testes-bearers, what does it do in your body? And what can the knock-on effects of an imbalance be? Welcome to…

    Read more
  • Hormones and Smoking

    Hormones and Smoking: How is it affecting your health?

    October 6, 2021rubyross

    It is a well-known fact that smoking can have a negative impact on your health, with both active and passive smoking possessing the ability to wreak havoc. Being associated with health conditions such as emphysema, diabetes, multiple forms of cancer, heart disease and many more, you would assume that no one would pick up this habit. However, in 2019, health data showed, 28% of men and 22% of women aged…

    Read more
  • What Do Your SHBG Levels Mean?

    October 6, 2021Hertility

    Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is an important protein produced primarily by the liver but also in smaller quantities by the brain, uterus, placenta, breast and ovaries. Its role is to bind to your sex hormones including testosterone and oestradiol, and transports them around the body, but what can it mean if your levels are high or low? We’ve broken down all you need to know about SHBG levels. Why do…

    Read more
  • Luteinising Hormone: What Do Your LH Levels Mean?

    October 6, 2021Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    If FSH and LH sound familiar, that’s because we talk about them a lot, especially when it comes to fertility and ovulation. Here, we’re going to talk all about LH in detail. You can read more about its partner in crime, FSH here.  Let’s start with a whistle-stop tour of everything you need to know about luteinising hormone and LH levels. For more details, keep reading. What is LH?  LH…

    Read more
  • Follicle-Stimulating Hormone: What Do Your FSH Levels Mean?

    October 6, 2021Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    If FSH and LH sound familiar, that’s because we talk about them a lot, especially when it comes to fertility and ovulation. Here, we’re putting the spotlight on FSH, so that you can understand it in detail. You can read more about its partner in crime, LH, here. Let’s start with a whistle-stop tour of everything you need to know about follicle-stimulating hormone and what your FSH levels mean. Read…

    Read more
12