Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. It is secreted in large amounts by the testes in males, and to a lesser extent, by the adrenal cortex and ovaries in females. In men, testosterone is responsible for the development of penis and testes, deepening of the voice during puberty, increasing muscle size and strength, sperm production, and bone growth. In women, this hormone is considered to have significant effects on ovarian function, bone strength, and sexual behavior.
While these effects are important, an abnormal level of testosterone in your body can cause you to experience unfavorable symptoms, such as bone loss, hair loss, acne, fatigue, hot flashes, aches and pains, and more. Below are more common symptoms that you're likely to acquire if you have high or low levels of testosterone.
This testosterone saliva testing service is an efficient way to find out if you're having testosterone imbalance that might be triggering your symptoms. It involves simple collection of specimen and convenient transport of the samples to an accredited laboratory using the included pre-paid label. Your testosterone level result allows your physician to arrive at a significant diagnosis and suggest possible treatment. Similarly, it can help you physician determine if any observed complications are in any way associated with your levels of testosterone. Understanding your testosterone level is one of the key elements to living a healthier and balanced life.
Common Signs & Symptoms of that may be associated with Testosterone variation in females:
Common Signs & Symptoms of that may be associated with Testosterone variation in males:
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*Most of these signs and symptoms are multigenic as well as multifactorial and may be associated with genetic, epigenetic, dietary and environmental factors and mediated by variation in certain hormones. A careful interpretation of results by your physician is suggested. Any form of self-therapy without consulting a licensed physician is highly discouraged.Each service includes:
*Residents of CA, MD, NY States require the testing to be ordered by a licensed healthcare provider in your state. Please include a prescription for testing when sending in your sample.