Do You Have Signs of Menopause?

Imagine sitting at work when all of a sudden a whoosh of heat races through your body, causing you to perspire and your heart to race. The first time this happens, you may attribute it to anxiety, poor dietary choices or lack of sleep. Chances are, however, that it will happen again and you may start to question if you’re entering menopause.

Menopause is the phase of a woman’s life where ovarian functions begin to shut down. As this happens, her period comes to an end and she is no longer able to conceive children. It is a perfectly natural change that happens to women around the age of 50, although it may start as early as 35 or as late as age 60. A woman has officially gone through menopause once she has gone 12 months without having a period.

Of course, the changes that take place in a woman’s body during this time do not happen all at one time. This often results in erratically timed menstrual cycles and a variety of physical, mental and emotional symptoms that are driven by the changing hormone levels in a woman’s body. This is known as perimenopause. While in perimenopause, it is important that women continue to be careful during intercourse, because their bodies are still capable of becoming pregnant.

Each woman experiences perimenopause and menopause differently, but the most frequently talked about symptom is known as “hot flashes” or “night sweats”. This happens when the changing hormones make it difficult for the body to regulate its temperature, resulting in a flush of heat that can last anywhere from seconds to a few minutes. That said, there are actually 34 potential symptoms that a woman may experience during this time in her life, ranging from panic attacks and hair loss to bloating and trouble sleeping.

Because menopause is a significant and potentially confusing life change for women, September has been identified as Menopause Awareness Month. This awareness month is intended to help women better understand what is happening to their bodies during menopause, and to be able to realistically manage related symptoms.

If you believe that you are beginning to show signs of menopause, Any Lab Test Now offers quick, confidential, tests like the Menopause Screening Panel or the Comprehensive Female Panel. These tests will help you understand whether your body is nearing or going through menopause so that you can have a more informed discussion with your doctor about any symptoms that you’ve been experiencing.

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

swabEvery three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with blood cancer. And every 10 minutes it takes someone’s life. Any Lab Test Now wants to make these numbers smaller, and that’s why we partner with Delete Blood Cancer to improve the health and wellness of our community and to increase the number of donors in the national bone marrow registry. September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and this month, we encourage you to help us in deleting blood cancer — all it takes is five minutes and a simple swab to the cheek.

Any Lab Test Now collects donor specimens at selected locations across the U.S. on behalf of Delete Blood Cancer. Delete Blood Cancer is an organization dedicated to helping people become bone marrow donors, and now, so are we. With just a simple cheek swab at Any Lab Test Now, you can become a part of the bone marrow donor registry, and more importantly, a hero to more than one million Americans with blood cancer who may one day need your donation. By joining the registry, you are making the commitment to answer the call if a doctor finds that you and one of their blood cancer patients is a match — and as such needs you to donate your cells for a life-saving bone marrow transplant. By giving just a small amount of your time, you could be giving someone else a lifetime.

A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that replaces unhealthy bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. Currently, a bone marrow transplant is the only cure for patients with blood cancer, and the treatment has lead to improved survival rates. If you and a patient are a match, you could be that person’s only hope of survival. Let us celebrate life this Blood Cancer Awareness Month by giving those with blood cancer a chance at having one.

Visit our website to find a Delete Blood Cancer location at Any Lab Test Now, and make a difference in someone’s life today.

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Introducing Any Lab Test Now’s Take Home Hormone Kits!

ALTN Hormone Kits OnlyHormones are natural chemicals that direct most of your body’s functions such as moods, sleep, hunger and your response to stress. When the body has too much or too little of a particular type of hormone, it creates a hormone imbalance, and it can cause problems that negatively impact your quality of life. People suffering from hormone imbalances often struggle to feel their best. When an imbalance is suspected, it’s important to do all you can to get to the bottom of what you’re feeling because time spent feeling ill is time you can never get back.

Any Lab Test Now understands the importance of living each day to the fullest and wants to help you understand what’s going on in your body. We are happy to introduce our new convenient Take Home Hormone Kits! These simple take home kits can evaluate your hormone levels overall or can target specific issues that you may be having, including those related to:

Why do you need hormone testing? It is important to remember hormones trigger numerous vital body processes. This means that a hormone imbalance can have a myriad of symptoms. Sleep and wake cycles, metabolism, brain function, sexual and reproductive health are all controlled by the activity of these hormones.

Hormones affect both men and women. Men and women typically experience hormone imbalances differently. For men, their testosterone levels tend to decline slowly as they grow older, which can lead to a loss in muscle mass, a decrease in energy and low libido. For women, their varying levels of testosterone and progesterone, the two primary sexual hormones, can cause symptoms that mimic menopause. These women report experiencing hot flashes, lethargy, bone loss or an increase in body hair. Doctors typically treat hormone imbalances through dietary changes, vitamin and mineral supplements, changes in physical activity and hormone supplements.

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance, consider a Take Home Hormone Kit today. All you have to do is purchase a kit at your local Any Lab Test Now, complete the test at home at your convenience, and put the kit in the mail. Postage and shipping materials are even included with the kit!

At Any Lab Test Now, we can help you find the answers you need to finally address your troubling symptoms and live your best life!

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