Tag: hormone imbalance

10 Posts

  • 5 Things AMH Testing Can (and can’t) Tell You About Your Fertility

    July 26, 2023Senior Scientific Research Associate

    Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is a really important hormone for your fertility and overall health. Because of how closely it is linked to your eggs, AMH testing can help you understand your fertility and give you insights into your overall reproductive health. There are some myths out there about exactly what AMH testing can and can’t tell you, so in this blog post we’re going to explore exactly that and give…

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    Oestrogen 101: What it is, what it does and how it changes

    June 26, 2023Senior Scientific Research Associate

    Oestrogen truly is the matriarch of female sex hormones. It helps to control the menstrual cycle, enable ovulation, produce female sex characteristics helps us to feel feisty, frisky and fabulous. There are three different types of oestrogen, also sometimes spelt estrogen (the American spelling). Like all of our hormones, our oestrogen levels can sometimes become off-balanced—with many different lifestyle and genetic factors impacting its production and regulation throughout the body.…

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  • Luteinising Hormone: What Do Your LH Levels Mean?

    June 22, 2023Senior Scientific Research Associate

    Luteinising hormone (LH) plays a huge role when it comes to fertility and ovulation, despite it being one of the lesser known cycling hormones. In this article we’ll explain exactly what luteinising hormone is, how it works and take a deep-dive into its importance for female fertility. We’ll also take a look at LH levels and why they’re important, as well as how to recognise the symptoms of low or…

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  • SHBG

    What Do Your SHBG Levels Mean?

    June 20, 2023Senior Scientific Research Associate

    Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is an important protein involved in the regulation of our sex hormones. Just like our menstrual cycle, thyroid and fertility hormones, our SHBG levels can affect our reproductive health—including our ability to conceive.  So what is a good, or ‘normal’ range for our SHBG levels? And how do we know when ours might be too high or too low?  We’ve broken down all you need to…

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  • FSH levels what do they mean?

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

    June 20, 2023Senior Scientific Research Associate

    FSH stands for Follicle-Stimulating Hormone and is one of the main hormones involved in the regulation of your menstrual cycle and ovulation—making it an important hormone not only for your health but your fertility too. In this article we’re giving you the lowdown on everything you need to know about your FSH levels, including how to know what normal FSH levels look like, symptoms of high and low FSH levels…

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  • Fibroids 101: Signs, symptoms and treatments

    April 3, 2023Senior Scientific Research Associate

    Around 2 in 3 women will develop a fibroid at some point in their lifetime, but what are fibroids, and how do they affect our lives? Don’t worry; we are taking it back to basics and giving you the lowdown on fibroids.  What are fibroids? Uterine fibroids are benign or non-cancerous growths of fibrous and muscle tissue in or around the uterus (womb). They are sometimes known as myomas or…

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  • Everything you need to know about thyroid imbalances

    Thyroid Hormones 101: Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

    September 23, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways:  Our thyroid hormones are a trio of hormones that all have really important roles in the body. This love triangle influences a whole host of bodily functions, including our metabolism, our growth and development, our digestion, temperature, mood, heart health and of course, our periods, menstrual cycles and ovulation. Seriously, these little hormones are always busy. But just like many of our other hormones, our thyroid hormones are…

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  • why test hormones

    Why should you test your hormones?

    July 5, 2022Senior Scientific Research Associate

    First, let’s get back to basics… What even are hormones? Put simply, hormones are small chemical messengers that travel through the blood to different parts of your body. They help control many different functions from growth and development to metabolism (how your body gets energy from the food you eat), menstrual cycles,  fertility and mood, just to name a few!  Hormones are made by special cells in a network of…

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  • health benefits

    Why should reproductive health be a part of your mental health benefits?

    May 20, 2022Senior Scientific Research Associate

    COVID-19 and the shift to remote working has catalysed the demand for mental health benefits – it is now a “must have” for employers in 2021. In fact, in a recent survey, 91% of respondents stated that a company’s culture should support mental health. It is no coincidence that mental well-being is included in how reproductive health is defined by the World Health Organisation, stating that “Reproductive health is a…

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  • Testosterone Levels

    Testosterone 101: Understanding Your Testosterone Levels

    October 6, 2021Senior Scientific Research Associate

    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…

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