1 in 4 American men over age 30 have low testosterone.
Symptoms of “Low T” include Decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction (ED), low sperm count and fertility, increased breast size and tenderness, reduced energy, symptoms similar to menopause in women (e.g., hot flashes, increased irritability, inability to concentrate, depression).
This panel measures your testosterone levels, as well as several factors that can cause Low T. This is a great way to get an idea if you have a problem and to perhaps rule out some potential causes. Panel includes:
- Testosterone, Free and Total
- FSH and LH
- CMP Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)
- CBC With Differential/Platelet
- Prostate-Specific Ag, Serum – PSA
- T4 and TSH
Many men with normal testosterone levels like to see if they can raise them naturally. This test measures both total and free “T.” Most doctors use the Total Testosterone level to diagnose Low T. But Free Testosterone is the “T” that’s available to your body. It’s best to test both.
Symptoms often include gastrointestinal pain and discomfort, chronic constipation and diarrhea, failure to thrive (in children), anemia, and fatigue.
When to get tested:
- Excess gas, bloating, and abdominal distension
- Family history of celiac disease
- Slow growth in children
- Chronic diarrhea
- Unexplained iron deficiency or anemia
- Deficiency of folate and vitamin B12
- Itchy skin blisters
- Recurrent and/or painful mouth sores
- Diseases associated with celiac disease: Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes, autoimmune thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, ulcerative colitis, and several others.
Take control of your health and address the possibility of having celiac disease. It affects approximately 1% of the population.
Diabetic coma: This occurs when the blood sugar levels in the body get too high and dehydration is imminent. Warning signs of a diabetic coma include increased thirst and urination, weakness, high fever, headache, visual problems, hallucinations, and paralysis.
Severe Dehydration: Excess sugar build up in the blood causes increased urination which, in turn, results in dehydration. Dehydration has countless effects on the body’s functionality and cell sustainability.
When to get tested:
If you are overweight (BMI 25 or over), have a family member with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and exercise fewer than three times a week, or any combination of these things, you need to get tested for type II diabetes.
Anyone older than age 45 should have an initial blood sugar screening. If the results are normal, check it every three years thereafter.
The Hemoglobin A1C test measures your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months.
Female Hormone Panel
- FSH and LH,
Male Hormone Panel
- DHEA / Sulfate
- Total Testosterone – Free, Direct, with Total
- Estradiol (Estrogen)
- Follicle Simulating Hormone (FSH)
- Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
- Testosterone Free Direct with Total
- Dehydroepiandroesterone (DHEA) Sulfate
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- T4 (Thyroxine) Total
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
- Lipid Panel and Cholesterol/HDL Ratio