Male Hormone Screening




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15 mins

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Male hormone screening

A male hormone screening helps ensure that your mood, energy levels, and libido performance are at their best. While men do not experience a sudden and dramatic shift in their hormone levels like most women do at a specific time in their life, having a male hormone level test done is important.

If you are experiencing sexual-related problems such as a reduced sex drive or erectile dysfunction, or difficulties in conceiving with your partner, a male hormone level test can help determine whether your blood testosterone level is low (and perhaps even the cause).

Additionally, a male hormone screening can help identify certain health issues such as thyroid problems,  problems with your testicles, and even help detect prostate/testicular cancer. Making this blood test worth your while.


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What Is A Male Hormone Screening?

A male hormone screening is a blood test that checks your testosterone levels (a male hormone responsible for aiding in the growth of male sex organs and preventing erectile dysfunction), as well as levels of albumin, cortisol, estradiol (estrogen), prolactin, sex hormone-binding globulin, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine, and triiodothyronine to ensure you are in optimal health.

It also tests the levels of your luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in your blood. These two hormones are crucial for sperm production and testosterone synthesis in the male body.


Why Is A Male Hormone Screening Important?

A male hormone screening serves as a valuable diagnostic tool for a wide spectrum of symptoms to help pinpoint underlying health issues related to male hormone imbalances and your overall well-being. It helps to identify the cause of certain unexplained or sudden changes in your body like a reduced sex drive, mood changes, low energy, and fertility issues.

It also helps assess your risk for developing prostate or testicular cancer, as certain cancers can cause hormonal changes detectable through blood tests known as tumor markers. However, it is important to note that a blood test alone is not sufficient for a complete cancer diagnosis.

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Who Is A Male Hormone Screening For?

A male hormone screening is typically recommended if you are experiencing symptoms such as reduced sex drive, erectile dysfunction, infertility, gynecomastia (man boobs), lack of facial and/or body hair, unexplained anemia, or loss of muscle mass. These are typical symptoms of low testosterone levels.

Or if you have fallen victim to Steroid use, a testicular tumour, or an Adrenal gland disorder like congenital adrenal hyperplasia, that are clear indications that you may be suffering from high testosterone levels.

Testosterone and SHBG tests may be recommended for men who are over the age of 40, or who have a low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, chronic liver or kidney disease, pituitary or thyroid gland disorder, testicle injury, alcohol abuse disorders, Klinefelter syndrome, Cushing syndrome, Steroid abuse disorder, Type 2 diabetes, or excessive fat accumulation.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, a male hormone screening may be for you.

Associated Conditions

A male hormone screening helps you understand why your body is undergoing certain changes by measuring the levels of specific male hormones crucial for maintaining certain bodily functions. It establishes baseline levels, and provides critical insights into hormone production and aiding in the prevention, monitoring, or management of health conditions such as:

• Low energy
• Thyroid problems
• Sleep disturbances
• Erectile dysfunction
• Difficulties in conceiving
• Problems with your testicles
• A reduced sex drive (low labido)
• Detect prostate/testicular cancer
•  Increase in body fat (primarily bulging waistline/breast tissue)

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The Procedure

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Your healthcare provider will give you all the information required to prepare for your male hormone screening, however, basic guidelines include that you should typically refrain from eating , drinking, and sexual stimulation for 9 to 12 hours before your male hormone screening.

If you are taking biotin supplements, you may also be asked to stop taking them for at least 48 hours before your male hormone screening, as biotin can affect your results.

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A small sample of blood will be drawn from your inner arm using a needle. This procedure is swift and generally painless, possibly causing only a mild pricking or scratching sensation. Nothing to fret or to fear.

The entire procedure takes less than 5 minutes and appointments are usually schedules in the mornings between 6 to 10 am.

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If your screening was requested by our clinic, one of our Walk-In clinic doctors will call you with a thorough explanation of your results and suggestions for follow-ups if needed. After your discussion with one of our doctors, you will receive a copy of your male hormone screening results by email for your records.

If your male hormone screening was requested by a different clinic, we will email you the results to the address provided at registration.

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Do men experience menopause?
Not all men experience the same level of hormonal decline, but when testosterone levels significantly decrease, your doctor may diagnose you with andropause. Your testes do secrete lower levels of testosterone with age, which can lead to symptoms such as a loss of libido, depression, fatigue, and irritability.
Are there any medications which affect male hormone levels?
Yes, some prescription medications can affect your testosterone levels, including treatments for fungal infections, GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), high blood pressure, and heart failure, as well as statins (medicines that help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in your blood), antidepressants and chemotherapy drugs. Some opioids (pain relief medicines) may also affect your testosterone level. Speak to your doctor if you are concerned about the effect your medication can have on your male hormone levels.
Are there any natural ways to boost testosterone levels?
Yes, there are numerous. Exercising regularly and, if possible, believe it or not, having more sex! These can help increase your body’s testosterone levels. Losing weight also plays a significant role in your testosterone levels, as being overweight can reduce the amount of testosterone available to your body.
Can my lifestyle affect my testosterone levels?
It is believed that certain foods can damper your testosterone levels, these include: Soy products, alcohol, and food high in trans fats like frozen fries, doughnuts, and pizza.

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