Why You Should Consider Menopause Testing

Why You Should Consider Menopause Testing

Health testing is important for women as it can diagnose certain health conditions that they may have been unaware of. As we get older, out bodies continue to transform, and one of the ways women will see these changes is through menopause.

So at We Are Healthier, we take pride in providing at-home menopause tests for patients who want to see if their symptoms are related to the natural process of menopause. Or if there are other factors relating to medical history and genetics that are causing these bodily changes.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is when you no longer have menstrual periods, as your (FSH levels) follicle-stimulating hormone levels are starting to reduce. This means your ovaries are less likely to produce eggs, so you'll no longer be able to conceive.

This is a stage of life that all women go through from the ages of 45 to 55. However, some women are known to see the changes earlier thanks to genetics or previous surgeries on the reproductive organs.


There are different stages of menopause that women go through, including perimenopause, that will show early signs whilst you're still having a monthly period. You can monitor perimenopause symptoms until you haven't had a period for 12 months.


Then comes the actual menopause, where your levels of oestrogen change. After 12 months of no monthly cycles, this confirms you've entered menopause.

The changes can last for years between the ages of 45 to 55, depending on your lifestyle, diet, fitness and whether you drink alcohol or smoke.


Once these symptoms have cleared, you'll enter the postmenopause stage. You may find your quality of life has changed, as some women see differences in their libido and energy levels and still experience menopausal effects from time to time.

Symptoms of Menopause

So what are the menopausal symptoms? Before taking an at-home menopause test, you should ensure you know the signs and if you've noticed these in your body. These could also occur during the various stages of menopause and can include the following:

  • Rapid weight gain
  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Increased anxiety
  • Low libido
  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irregular periods

Efficient Testing is Necessary

At-home health tests are crucial for women as their bodies continue to evolve, as generally, doctors don't test for menopause. They would check your symptoms, but it won't be as accurate as finding out the hormone results for yourself.

That's why We Are Healthier test kits are helpful. There is a stigma surrounding menopause, whether it be women who feel they have to suffer in silence due to the symptoms, or those who do not know that they've entered the perimenopausal stage entirely.

So our test kits are designed to give peace of mind to patients who feel symptoms have begun. Even before menopause is officially diagnosed 12 months after your period has stopped. And with our urine sample, you'll be able to tell whether you've started that transition yourself.

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In addition, at-home testing is more streamlined than in your local GP's office. They would need to take a blood sample in some instances, whereas we only look at the urine, as you can check the FSH levels and oestrogen levels too.

So choose We Are Healthier today for speedy menopause test kits and precise information on your symptoms.

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