The comprehensive Male Wellness suite of tests are suggested for an initial evaluation of hormone balance.
Four hormones make up the Male Wellness suite of tests:
Male Wellness: Estradiol, testosterone, DHEA-S and Cortisol (AM).
Male Wellness Plus: Estradiol, testosterone, DHEA-S and Cortisol x 2 (AM / Nightime).
Male Wellness Daily Cycle: Estradiol, testosterone, DHEA-S and Cortisol x 4 (diurnal cycle).
About Andropause – The “male menopause”
As men age, the levels of testosterone begin to decline, normally during the fourth decade of life. This brings on what is commonly known as andropause, the male equivalent to menopause. While being a normal part of the aging process, the decrease in testicular production of testosterone can be greater in some men than others. This is often exacerbated by stress, lack of exercise, excessive weight gain and other factors, which may further contribute, negatively, to the body’s ability to manufacture testosterone, resulting in even lower testosterone levels.