Post Courtesy Labrix Clinical Services, Inc
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…
Picture this…You receive your Labrix testing result for a male patient, and the report shows progesterone insufficiency (estrogen dominance). Progesterone supplementation is mentioned in the interpretation, but you don’t know where to start. Isn’t progesterone a female hormone? What could progesterone therapy offer a male?
If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone. To understand how to utilize progesterone, it is important to understand the hormonal fluctuations of the aging male. As we are aware, testosterone levels decline with age and have been linked to many health concerns including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Testosterone, however, isn’t the only sex read more…
Guest Post Courtesy of Labrix Clinical Services, LLC
As with women’s hormones, there are many misconceptions and myths when it comes to men’s hormones. Women have an obvious marker of hormone decline when their menstrual cycles begin to change and eventually stop all together. For men, the changes in their hormones are often more subtle and less specific, leaving room for confusion, misdiagnosis and lack of treatment. Though not a myth, the first misconception about men’s hormones is the lack of understanding of the symptoms of testosterone decline and the incredible prevalence with which it happens. Studies indicate that read more…
Article presented by Labrix Clinical Services, LLC
By now most have heard about bisphenol-A (BPA) and its deleterious effects on the endocrine system.
A few years ago we wrote a newsletter about how BPA affects the neurological and endocrine systems
of infants and children, and we’ve mentioned how it (and other xenoestrogens) can contribute to many
women’s health concerns including endometriosis, infertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome but
what about the men in our lives? Since June is officially Men’s Health Awareness Month, it’s a good
time to talk about “the stronger sex”, as they are not immune to the read more…
Provided courtesy of our content partners, Labrix Clinical Services, LLC
June is the month when we celebrate our fathers and grandfathers, but did you know that it is also Men’s Health Month? The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Though women are much more likely to visit their doctors, both when they are ill and for preventative care, a proactive approach can make a world of difference for male patients as well.
Among the most looming of health concerns read more…