Blood Tests – Menopause

Understanding Menopause: Essential Blood Tests for Accurate Diagnosis

Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life, typically occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, marking the end of menstrual cycles. However, the transition can bring about a range of symptoms that vary significantly from one woman to another. At The Health Dispensary in Neath, we understand that managing this phase requires accurate information and tailored health solutions. That’s why we offer a blood test to help diagnose and manage menopause effectively, bringing you the relief and comfort you deserve.

Key Blood Tests for Menopause Diagnosis

To ensure a precise diagnosis and to differentiate between menopause and other conditions with similar symptoms, the test measures levels of the following

Oestradiol (E2)

Oestradiol is the primary form of oestrogen in women of reproductive age. During menopause, oestradiol levels decrease, which can lead to common symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, and mood swings. Measuring oestradiol levels can help confirm whether these symptoms are due to menopause or another condition.

Luteinising Hormone (LH)

Luteinising hormone plays a crucial role in regulating the menstrual cycle and ovulation. During menopause, LH levels typically rise as the ovaries start to produce less oestrogen. Elevated LH levels in your blood can be a strong indicator that you are in the menopausal transition.

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

FSH is responsible for stimulating the growth of ovarian follicles before the release of an egg. As you approach menopause, your ovaries become less responsive to FSH, causing its levels to increase. High levels of FSH are a reliable marker for menopause and help in confirming a diagnosis.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Many symptoms of menopause, such as fatigue, weight changes, and mood swings, can overlap with those of thyroid dysfunction. A TSH test helps determine if your thyroid gland is functioning correctly. 


Why Choose The Health Dispensary for Your Blood Tests?


At The Health Dispensary, our team of expert pharmacists is dedicated to providing personalised care and guidance throughout your health journey. With their extensive experience, you can trust that you are in good hands when it comes to managing your menopause symptoms.


Comprehensive Testing: We offer a full range of blood tests to ensure an accurate and thorough diagnosis.

Convenient Location: Located in Neath, our dispensary is easily accessible for local residents and a short hop from the M4 and A465. There is one-hour parking available outside and in streets around our clinic.

Holistic Approach: We believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness, offering advice and support on lifestyle changes that can help manage menopause symptoms effectively.


Book Your Menopause Blood Test Today!

Navigating menopause can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. At The Health Dispensary, we are committed to supporting you with accurate diagnosis and effective management strategies. Book your blood test appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier, more comfortable menopause transition.


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The Health Dispensary in Neath is your trusted partner in Health + Wellness, dedicated to providing the highest quality care and support. Whether you’re managing menopause or another health condition, our team is here to help you feel your best.