As men move into the years of Andropause, their bodies’ production of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), free and total testosterone, and other hormones that are necessary to maintain youthful vitality speedily declines, while PSA and estrogen can rise, which typically causes an imbalance of hormone levels in males.
Common Symptoms of Andropause include:
- Low Sex Drive
- Lack of Energy
- Difficulty Getting an Erection
- Increased Body Fat
This panel was constructed as an easy way to help you measure what you need to know in relation to your Andropause status. Consult your physician regarding your results for the best course of action to take for your specific circumstances.
Testosterone - a hormone (commonly produced in males, but is also in females in small amounts) that affects sexual features and development. In men, it is made in large amounts by the testicles. In both men and women, testosterone is made in small amounts by the adrenal glands, and in women, by the ovaries
DHEA-Sulfate - helps evaluate adrenal gland function. Used to detect adrenal tumors or cancers
Melatonin- a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain, that inhibits melanin formation and is thought to be concerned with regulating the reproductive cycle. It sends signals to regulate the sleep-wake cycle in the sleep center of the brain and helps control your sleep and wake cycles
DHT - a sex steroid and androgen hormone, that plays a significant role in both the development and maintenance of certain male physical and sexual characteristics. It also plays an important role in certain men’s health problems, like benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement aka BPH) and male pattern baldness
- Cortisol- a hormone that plays a role in the metabolism of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates, among other functions. Can be used to detect conditions affecting the pituitary or adrenal glands and help diagnose adrenal insufficiency or Addison disease, conditions associated with deficient cortisol.