Hormones govern every activity of your body, from growth and metabolism to reproduction and your sleep cycle. Even a small imbalance in your hormone levels can have a significant impact on your health affecting your mood and energy levels as well as fertility and libido.
Hormones are known as chemical messengers which are manufactured in your glands and released into your blood stream. They instruct your body in everything it does, from appetite, to growth, to mood, to reproduction. Generally they keep the body functioning and in balance. Hormone disorders are common and can often be put right through hormone replacement therapy or lifestyle changes.
Hormone tests are for individuals who are worried about certain aspects of their health, whether it be their growth, their fertility, their stress levels or their weight gain. Hormone tests will be governed by particular concerns or symptoms.
As hormones govern so many of the body's processes it is difficult to provide general symptoms. However, common symptoms can include:
Anxiety and depression