Male hormones are vital to a man’s health and quality of life. Testosterone is a common concern for men and it has more benefit for health than just reproductive concerns. Testosterone deficiency can result in low mood and energy, low muscle mass and bone density, decreased libido, and erectile dysfunction. Common causes of testosterone deficiency include toxicity exposure, stress, and poor dietary/lifestyle habits.
Important Male Hormones
Testosterone – Testosterone increases libido, improves mood, and increases lean body mass. DHEA – Dehydroepiandrosterone is an adrenal hormone that is similar in function to testosterone. It is important for immunity, improves insulin sensitivity, and cognitive function. Estradiol – Testosterone can easily be converted to estrogen. It is important to make sure there is not an imbalance between testosterone and estradiol.
Sex Hormone Evaluation, Men
One Day Male Hormone Test
Salivary hormone testing of testosterone, estradiol, DHEA, and adrenal hormones.
Laboratory evaluation of sex hormone binding globulin, LH, total and free testosterone
Patients who may benefit from testing: Low Testosterone, Fatigue, Loss of Muscle Mass, Diabetics, Low Mood, Low Libido, Erectile Dysfunction
Serum Testing for Testosterone Levels
Treating Testosterone Deficiency:
Balance hormones through health diet changes, lowering stress, and incorporating exercise.
Testosterone replacement via compound bioIdentical hormone pellets, cream or testosterone injections.