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Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone with numerous important functions throughout the body. In addition to its well-known roles in male reproductive health including sperm count and libido, it also has an anabolic effect on the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and bone density. Recent research suggests that testosterone plays a role in the maintenance of cognitive function throughout the aging process, and that healthy testosterone levels may play a role in the prevention of age-related dementia and cardiovascular function. Lower levels of testosterone in older men have been associated with read more…
More and more Americans are taking control of their health by ordering their electronic records from their doctors so they can keep track of them, and more easily discuss them with them with their doctors. Part of this movement includes the relatively recent availability of lab testing to consumers. Is this a good development in the field of health? Or is it disastrous?
According to recent surveys, consumers strongly believe the decision to order lab tests should be available to them, and that results should go to both the patient, and the doctor. Some physicians are less sure.