Male Andropause Hormone Testing | ZRT Laboratory


Posted: November 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Men at mid-life are just as susceptible to an age-related drop in hormone production as their female counterparts. Andropause, the so-called male menopause, signifies the retreat of the key male hormone testosterone.

As a man ages, his body naturally makes less testosterone. In fact, by the time a man is in his mid-forties, testosterone levels can be down by 40%. Lifestyle factors such as excessive stress, weight gain and lack of exercise can lower levels even further impacting stamina, drive and virility.

Men tend to notice a subtle downward shift in strength and energy first, followed by lack of enthusiasm for lifes challenges like work and competition. A man may also lose interest in sex. The hidden imbalances contributing to these factors generally include:

Low Testosterone

Leads to decreased stamina and libido, fatigue & erectile dysfunction

High Estrogen

Results in weight gain, increased chest and belly fat, hot flashes, night sweats & excessive need to urinate (BPH)

High Cortisol

Results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired & increased belly fat

Low Cortisol

Causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery & low immune reserves

Thyroid Imbalance

This condition is commonly missed in men and may often mimic symptoms of low testosterone.

CardioMetabolic Issues

This includes high blood pressure and diabetes, and may mimic some symptoms of low testosterone like fatigue or erectile dysfunction.

High DHT

Results in excessive need to urinate (BPH), hair loss, acne

Learn More About Andropause

Webinar: Navigating Changes in the Aging Male

Blog: Andropause Real Men Go For Balance

Blog: SHBG A Modulator to be Modulated

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To restore the vital balance of hormones, we first need a detailed, accurate measurement of hormone levels. Not just numbers, but an assessment that offers real meaning.

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Hormone Profiles

Saliva Profile I E2, Pg, T, DS & Cx1

Saliva Profile II E2, Pg, T, DS & Cx2

Saliva Profile III E2, Pg, T, DS & Cx4 (Sample Report)

Male Combo Profile I E2, T, DS, Cx4 (saliva); PSA, TSH, fT3, fT4, TPOab (blood spot) (Sample Report)

Male Combo Profile II Cx4 (saliva); E2, T, DS, SHBG, PSA, TSH, fT3, fT4, TPOab (blood spot) (Sample Report)

Male Blood Profile I E2, T, DS, C, SHBG & PSA

Male Blood Profile II E2, T, DS, C, SHBG, PSA, TSH, fT3, fT4 & TPOab (Sample Report)

Advanced Profile Our broadest view of sex steroid hormone metabolite levels and cortisol metabolism with full diurnal melatonin and BPA. 44 tests. (Sample Report)

Specialty Profiles

Essential Thyroid Profile fT3, fT4, TPOab & TSH (Sample Report)

CardioMetabolic Profile Insulin, hsCRP, HbA1c, TG, CH, LDL, HDL, VLDL (Sample Report)

Vitamin D Profile 25-OH, Total (D2, D3)

Neurotransmitter Profiles

NeuroAdvanced Profile GABA, Glu, Gly, DA, Epi, NE, HIST, 5-HT, PEA, DOPAC, HVA, 5-HIAA, NMN, VMA (Sample Report)

Saliva Hormones add-on E2, Pg, T, DS, C

Urine Hormones add-on E2, Pregnanediol, Allopregnanolone, Androstenedione, T, Epi-T, DHT, DHEA, 5,3-Androstanediol

Diurnal Cortisol add-on Free Cortisol x 4, Free Cortisone x 4

Diurnal Cortisol & Melatonin add-on Free Cortisol x 4, Free Cortisone x 4, Melatonin (MT6s) x 4

Diurnal Cortisol, Norepinephrine & Epinephrine add-on Free Cortisol x 4, Free Cortisone x 4, NE x 4, Epi x 4

Diurnal Cortisol, Melatonin, Norepinephrine & Epinephrine add-on Free Cortisol x 4, Free Cortisone x 4, Melatonin (MT6s) x 4, NE x 4, Epi x 4

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