How does the Perimenopause test determine if I am approaching menopause?
LH and FSH are the two hormones responsible for maturing an egg leading up to ovulation. As egg quantity decreases with age, the levels of these hormones increase in response to the decreasing ovarian function. Elevated levels of LH and FSH can be seen several years before a woman actually enters menopause. Menopause is defined as the time when a woman’s menstrual periods stop permanently, which is confirmed after one year of no periods. While this test cannot diagnose menopause, it can help you understand your LH and FSH levels, and whether or not you may be approaching menopause. We always encourage sharing the results with your healthcare provider especially if you are experiencing symptoms related to menopause.