Male Hormone Testing

If you think women are the only ones susceptible to hormone problems, think again.

Out-of-whack hormones can make you store too much fat, hamper your ability to fight stress, and cause you to eat when you’re full. It can lead to metabolic syndrome and diabetes and can adversely affect your sleep and sex life.

Have you ever experienced anxiety lack of sex drive mood swings adult acne erectile dysfunction ?

In fact, male hormone imbalances can manifest themselves in a variety of ways:

  • Difficulty Passing Urine
  • Impotence
  • Prostate Inflammation
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Mood swings / Depression
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Fatigue
  • Foggy thinking / Memory loss
  • Lack of interest in Sex
  • Water retention / Bloating
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Adult Acne
  • Reduced Muscular Strength
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Lowered Libido
  • Burning Sensation Urinating
  • Panic / Weeping
  • Blood Sugar Imbalance
  • Leg / Muscle Cramps
  • Feelings of being crazy
  • Hysteria
  • Allergies
  • Swollen feet/ankle
  • Low Thyroid symptoms
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Incontinence
  • Lack of Sex Drive
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Breast Enlargement
  • Rapid Weight loss
  • Hair loss
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Anger / Irritability
  • Bone loss (Osteoporosis)
  • Age and Liver spots
  • Dry aging skin
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes

A Few Common Male Hormone Deficiencies Include

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Andropause | Testosterone Deficiency

Androgens are male hormones. The best known is testosterone. It’s not routine to measure these hormones. However, medical professionals may recommend tests for men with certain symptoms or medical problems. Examples include problems with sexual function or osteoporosis. Studies have shown that many men who have symptoms of low male hormone levels are not being treated. In a study of 1,486 men, about 5.5% had untreated androgen deficiency.

Andropause is a hormone imbalance due to the lack or absence of testosterone. Historically, by the age of 55 the amounts of testosterone secreted by the testes is significantly lower than it was at the age of 40 years. By the age of 80 most of the male hormone levels decrease to pre-puberty levels. In fact, Human Growth Hormone (from the Pituitary); and DHEA and Androstenedione (from the Adrenal Glands) all drop steadily over the decades as well.

benign prostate hyperplasia

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a result of hormone imbalance. The incidence of BPH is dependant on the action of male hormones (androgens) within the prostate gland. These changes within the prostate gland reflect the many significant changes in both male (androgen), female (estrogen) and pituitary hormone levels in men.

The ultimate effect of these changes is that there is an increased concentration of testosterone within the prostate gland and an increased conversion of this testosterone to an even more potent form known as DiHydroTestosterone (DHT). The increase in levels of testosterone and DHT is largely due to a decreased rate of removal combined with an increase in the activity of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which converts testosterone to DHT. Elevated levels of estrogen inhibits the elimination of DHT from the prostate gland in cases of BPH.

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