Hey friends, I hope this fall has been great for you so far! It has been so warm here lately, too warm for this time of year normally. The typical bitter cold will come to us eventually, but we’re hoping for more moisture than the below-zero temps we sometimes get!
With the seasons changing and winter coming up soon, I always pay a little more attention to my health in the fall and winter months so I can avoid the flu and cold. Making sure my body is working right is always important to me!
My body changes every year it seems, and I try to get regular blood tests to keep up with the changes. The EverlyWell company makes testing kits for at-home blood tests you can do yourself to make testing convenient and affordable.
I got a food intolerance test from EverlyWell earlier this year and did a review about that one as well. The home test kits are great, I’ve been loving them lately!
I partnered with EverlyWell and Fit Approach for the #FallIntoHealth campaign! I ordered the Women’s Health and Fertility testing kit from EverlyWell to give it a try. Here’s what the kit comes with:
Because this test measures hormones that regularly fluctuate with a women’s cycle, there are very specific instructions about when and how to collect saliva samples (for cortisol) and blood samples (for everything else). Chances are, it might take you an entire month to completely finish this test before sending it in.
I highly recommend reading through the instructions completely, then marking your dates for blood draw and saliva collection on a calendar so you can plan ahead. It’s really important not to miss your collection windows so your tests will be accurate!
The Women’s Health and Fertility Test measures several different reproductive hormones, including:
- Luteinizing Hormone
- FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
- Cortisol at four times throughout the day
- TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
- Free T3
- Free T4
- TPO (Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies)
Here’s a look at my test results: I had several hormone levels that are outside the normal range. If you click on the each colored rectangle, it will let you know if your numbers are normal, high, or low, like this:
EverlyWell also has links for further reading on each test result so you can learn more about your tests and results. My cortisol levels were mostly in the normal range but on the lower side, which is a good thing!
The EverlyWell test kits come with everything you need to draw a small sample of blood at home with easy to follow instructions, and they come with free shipping each way. With the Women’s Health and Fertility test kit, just make sure you read the instructions beforehand carefully to get the most accurate test results!
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Disclaimer: this information is intended to be informational only and is not intended to replace the advice of your qualified healthcare professional.