Female Sex Hormone That Checks For Menopause | Is Your FSH Blood Test Normal?
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) serum level. This health test is important to your “Self” healthcare wellness check, because this particular blood test measures the follicle-stimulating hormone that is made by the pituitary gland in the brain. Control of FSH production is a complex system involving hormones produced by the gonads (ovaries or testes), the hypothalamus and the pituitary.
FSH stimulates the growth and maturation of ovarian follicles (eggs) during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle in women, which is divided into two phases, the follicular and the luteal, by a mid-cycle surge of FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH). Ovulation will occur shortly after the mid-cycle surge of hormones. During the follicular phase, FSH will initiate the production of estradiol by the follicle, and the two hormones work together in further development of the egg follicle. During the luteal phase, FSH will stimulate the production of progesterone. Both progesterone and estradiol will help the pituitary control the amount of FSH produced. FSH facilitates the ability of the ovary to respond to LH as well. At the time of menopause, the ovaries will stop functioning and FSH levels will rise.
FSH will stimulate the testes to produce mature sperm and will promote the production of androgen binding proteins as well. After puberty, FSH levels are relatively constant in males.
Why do I need this blood test?
If you have unexplained symptoms or concerns for an illness, checking yourself for the presence or absence of a disease is only confirmed through a blood test.
Access to “Self” healthcare is now available anytime, through the Healthcare Blood Test Store online, where you can order your own blood test at an FDA approved lab location near your home or office nationwide!
Repeat your Pre-Paid blood test as often as you would like, without your doctor's order. Know your numbers to follow your health progress. Stay informed about your health changes, particularly when taking long-term medications, or following new life style changes to improve your health. A Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) blood test is available for only $35.00 at www.healthcarebloodteststore.com
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