Male Blood Hormone Testing Profile I (Blood Spot) is for 6 essential hormones: Estradiol (E2), Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), Testosterone (T), DHEA-S (DS), Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) & Cortisol (Cx1) in men.
- First step in ensuring hormonal balance in the body
- Contains Blood Spot collection kit
- Sample collection can be in the comfort of your home,
- No need laboratory appointment
- Free delivery in the UK and Ireland
- Customers are responsible for shipping their sample to laboratory.
- No additional laboratory cost and tax.
Test Result: You will receive your test result via email within 3-5 working days after Laboratory receives your sample. On your test result you will see your hormone levels in graphics .An easy to understand explanation regarding the functions of the tested hormones by our laboratory professional. You will also see Laboratory's comments on your test result which suggests a healthy diet, what kind of exercise you should do and some reading materials how to maintain your hormone level balanced.
- Click to see Sample Test Result Report
Hormones are chemical messengers in the body that travel the bloodstream to the organs and tissues. Having too much or too little of a particular hormone in the body can cause hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance symptoms are:
- Burned Out Feeling, Hot Flashes, Decreased Sweating, Cold Body Temperature, Decreased Stamina, Decreased Flexibility, Slow Pulse Rate, Memory Lapses, Sleep Disturbances, Poor Concentration, Dizzy spells
- Mood Swings, Decreased Mental Sharpness, Nervous, Headaches, Depressed, Apathy, Anxious, Stress, Aggressive Behaviours, Irritable, Difficulty Sleeping, Mental Fatigue, Morning Fatigue, Increased Forgetfulness, Evening Fatigue,
- Allergies, Sensitivity to Chemicals,
- Decreased Urine Flow, Increased Urinary Urges
- Bone Loss, Swelling or Puffy Eyes/face, Nails Breaking or Brittle
- Rapid Heartbeat, Low Blood Sugar, High / Low Blood Pressure, Heart Palpitations
- Oily Skin or Hair, Acne, Thinning skin, Decreased Muscle Size, Neck or Back Pain, Sore Muscles, Increased Joint Pain
- Sugar cravings, Alcohol Carving, Food Carving
- Decreased Erection, Decreased Libido
- Hearing Loss, Ringing in Ears
- Weight Gain - Breast or Hips, Weight Gain – waist / belly fat
- Rapid Ageing , Infertility Problems, Goitre
If you are experiencing any or a combination of those, it’s worth get your hormone level imbalance checked using our comprehensive Male Blood Spot hormone test.
This test will enable you to find out about your hormone levels and if necessary to take further action such as seeing your Doctor, change your diet and exercise.
The test must be used within 12 months after purchase date.
The Test Kit Pack includes:
- Test Requisition Form includes Symptom Checklist
- Requisition Form to complete including your personal and medical history
Contains collection instructions
Instructions on How to Use blood spot Collection Kit
MORE INFORMATION ON MALE HORMONE PROFILES
When patients have hormone-related symptoms, it is usually not a clear-cut case of one hormone level being abnormal, or even one hormone system. In fact, because of the role that hormones play as chemical messengers to wake up the genome in specific target tissues throughout the body, it makes sense that all hormone systems work in concert with each other to maintain a state of balance. This could be likened to the instruments in an orchestra playing together in harmony; when one instrument is off key or playing too loudly or softly (analogous to too much or too little hormone), the overall harmony is affected. In a similar manner, the adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones work in harmony, and when one or more of the hormones in any one system become unbalanced, this affects the harmony or balance of the whole system. Symptoms common to hormonal imbalances in the endocrine systems are seen as the body struggles to maintain balance, but does not succeed. Without an overall picture of which hormone systems are affected, it is often difficult to know the best clinical course of action for correcting the imbalance. Hormone “Profiles” at ZRT are multiple hormone tests bundled into one convenient kit. Priced lower than the sum of the individual tests, these provide a more economical method to assess a patient’s overall hormonal status, giving a better picture of the hormone imbalances that are causing symptoms. Instead of treating a secondary hormonal imbalance caused by an abnormality in only one of the hormonal systems (e.g., low libido caused by low testosterone), you can address the underlying issues that lie at the root of the problem, and therefore, better guide your patients towards overall wellness.
The Problem – Andropause and Low Testosterone
As men age, their levels of testosterone begin to decline, usually beginning around the mid-40s. This heralds what is commonly known as andropause, the male counterpart to menopause. While this is a natural part of ageing, the decline in testosterone production by the testes can be more precipitous in some men than others. Excessive weight gain, stress, lack of exercise, and many medications further contribute to a man’s ability to manufacture testosterone
, resulting in even lower testosterone levels and leading to symptoms of andropause. These symptoms may include low libido, irritability, depression, loss of muscle mass and strength, weight gain, metabolic syndrome, erectile dysfunction, sleep disturbances, osteoporosis, and adverse changes in the blood lipid profile. Symptoms of androgen deficiency and low testosterone levels are used to establish a diagnosis of hypogonadism. This low testosterone condition was found to increase significantly with age in the Massachusetts Male Ageing Study. In the Hypogonadism in Males (HIM) study, hypogonadism was diagnosed in 38.7% of men over 45 years old who presented to primary care offices. However, while this is certainly an option, the solution to the problem may not be a simple case of restoring testosterone levels. For example, some practitioners find that testosterone therapy may be of little benefit unless problems affecting cortisol production are addressed first. The body’s response to stress is mediated by increased cortisol production, and this prepares the body for “fight or flight” by shutting down other processes, including testosterone production. Correcting disorders such as adrenal fatigue or chronic stress may therefore lead to improved testosterone levels and resolve symptoms, without requiring testosterone therapy. Increasing cortisol levels, along with several other endocrine changes, have been reported in men, highlighting the need to obtain a complete hormone profile before initiating any hormone replacement.
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