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Male Hormone

Hormones are necessary for the growth and development of bones. They also affect mood, sex drive as well as overall health! Get tested and know your hormone levels so that you can take complete control of your health.

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STATISTICS

40%

Of men aged 45 and older suffer from low testosterone.

1 in 2

Men aged 80 and over have testosterone deficiency.

#1

Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone.

Hormones are chemical messengers made by glands in your body, which are carried in your blood to act on other organs in the body.

 You need hormones for growth, reproduction and well-being.

Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone. It regulates sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm.

 

 

Hormone imbalances in men lead to: 

  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sleep disorders
  • Decreased muscle mass and strength
  • General fatigue/decreased energy
  • Increased risk for coronary artery disease or heart attack
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Increased fat accumulation
  • Urinary problems
  • Decreased bone density or osteoporosis
  • Compromised immune function
  • Irritability and depression
  • Obesity
  • testicle injuries
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation
  • Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Chromosomal abnormalities (such as Klinefelter disease)
  • Other hormonal conditions, such as prolactinoma or thyroid disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Certain medications

Hormones in male reproduction:

 

Testosterone
Testosterone is a hormone that is associated with the development and maintenance of male external genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics.
Control hormones – Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH)
The release of another hormone called gonadotropin-releasing hormone, or GnRH for short, from the hypothalamus stimulates the production of LH and FSH. FSH is important for the production and maintenance of sperm, while LH is responsible for stimulating the testicles to make testosterone.
Oestradiol
Oestradiol is a type of estrogen, a hormone more commonly found in females. In men, testosterone gets converted to oestradiol and is responsible for regulating libido, erectile function, and the normal production of sperm.
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
SHBG transports testosterone and oestradiol around the body. It controls the amount of testosterone that is available for the body to use.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Still need answers?

What is hypogonadism?

Hypogonadism, in a male, refers to a decrease in either testosterone production, sperm production, or both.

Can low testosterone be prevented?

There are no known ways to prevent low testosterone that is caused by genetic conditions or damage to the testes or pituitary gland. However, a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutrition, exercise, weight management, and avoiding excessive alcohol and drug use can help keep testosterone levels normal.

Can you boost testosterone levels naturally?

Yes. Taking more exercise and having more sex gets the hormones going. Also, fat reduces the amount of testosterone available to the body, so losing weight and cutting down on fatty foods and beer may help.

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