Hormones control our bodies in a variety of ways and there is a wide range of symptoms that can indicate an imbalance. Mood swings, sudden weight gain, hair loss and anxiety are just some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance.
Some of the health issues caused by hormone imbalance include polycystic ovaries, poor thyroid function and menopause. Any of the following symptoms can indicate hormone imbalance:
If you’re worried that something isn’t right it’s a good idea to get tested – even if it’s just to put your mind at rest.
If the test shows an underlying health problem, we can help you treat it so you can get back to living life to the fullest.
Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care.
All of our nurses are of the highest standard and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.
You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
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Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
The test will take the form of a simple blood test. You will be asked to sit down while blood is drawn from your arm using a syringe. You may feel a prick when the needle goes in but it shouldn’t cause much discomfort and should only take a few minutes.
The blood will be sent away to our laboratories for analysis and you should get the results within a week. Your consultant will arrange a follow-up appointment to discuss them with you.
Even after you’ve left hospital, we’re still looking after you every step of the way. Once you've had your results, we can help to organise any further treatment you need.
We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.
The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.
Spire Washington Hospital is situated in a quiet residential area surrounded by beautiful woodland, which creates a relaxing atmosphere for both patients and visitors. The hospital is easily accessed from the A1(M) and A19, close to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Washington Hospital.