Know Your Health
The aim of a Well Woman check is to improve general wellbeing, address any medical issues, detect any abnormalities that may require intervention and promote positive lifestyle changes.
A Well Woman check should be on every woman's agenda on an annual basis.
Our at easy to use at home test is a finger prick blood test, no need to find a nurse or a clinic to do this for you. You will be give full and simple instructions with your test so there is no confusion.
What is included in your test?
Estrogen – Is a sex hormone produced by both women and men, although it is in greater amounts in women. It helps the female sex organs- the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and the vagina to grow and mature. It helps create other female characteristics, such as the breasts. Oestrogen levels rise and fall during puberty and fall after menopause. Three types of oestrogen in your blood include:
Oestradiol - important for ovulation, conception, pregnancy, healthy bones, and cholesterol levels in women
Oestriol - important during pregnancy; oestriol levels usually start to rise after the eighth week of pregnancy
Oestrone – the most important oestrogen after menopause
Progesterone – A progesterone blood test often called a day-21 progesterone test checks your progesterone levels at a particular time in your cycle. By measuring your progesterone levels when they are expected to peak 7 days before your period, it can tell if you have ovulated or not. If your progesterone levels are low, it suggests that you have not produced an egg and you will not be able to get pregnant that month.
Ferritin – Ferritin is a blood protein that contains iron. A ferritin test helps you understand how much iron your body stores. If a ferritin test reveals that your blood ferritin level is lower than normal, it indicates your body’s iron stores are low and you have iron deficiency. As a result, you could be or become anaemic.
Cholesterol – High cholesterol is when you have too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood. Too much cholesterol can block your blood vessels. It makes you more likely to have heart problems or a stroke. High cholesterol does not cause symptoms. You can only find out if you have it from a blood test. This can help you spot early signs of problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
Thyroid – The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, just in front of the windpipe (trachea). It produces hormones that affect things such as your heart rate and body temperature. Having too much of these hormones can cause unpleasant and potentially serious problems that may need treatment. The main job of the thyroid is to control your metabolism. Metabolism is the process that your body uses to transform food to energy your body uses to function. The thyroid creates the hormones T4 and T3 to control your metabolism.
Underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) is where your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones.
Overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis) is where the thyroid gland produces too much of the thyroid hormones.
Doing your test is simple, order online, your order will arrive in the post, follow the instructions and put your sample into our pre-paid packaging and send back. Once your report is ready we will sent this to you. Couldn’t be easier.