Sex Hormones

The levels of testosterone, oestradiol and progesterone can all be measured in serum, where most of the hormone is bound to protein, rendering it inactive. The salivary test, however, measures the free, unbound hormone, which is far more relevant in practice.

Low testosterone (male hypogonadism) is a condition in which the testes (testicles, the male reproductive glands) do not produce enough testosterone (a male sex hormone). In men, testosterone helps maintain and develop: Sexual features. Muscle mass. Adequate levels of red blood cells.If left untreated, low testosterone can contribute to low bone density or heart disease risk. But it doesn’t have to — low testosterone is relatively easy to treat. The goal of your treatment plan will be to get your testosterone levels back into the normal range by using testosterone boosters.

For this treatment, testosterone medication is prescribed. This medication is testosterone in pills, patches, and gel that you apply to your skin, and liquid that you inject into your body. It helps to increase your body’s overall testosterone level and eliminate or decrease certain symptoms of low testosterone.

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