MALE REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES: TESTOSTERONE
Testosterone is a male reproductive hormone that is produced in the adrenal gland and Leydig cells of the testes. The synthesis of testosterone is regulated by the endocrine hormones. The testosterone functions in the development of body and facial hairs, voice change, body and muscle strength and made, sexual drive, fat distribution and enlargement of genitals.
The level of testosterone in the blood Is determined with a testosterone hormone blood test. This helps to detect the cause of infertility in men and to detect related disorders.
A low level of testosterone signifies Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TDS) and the symptoms are fatigue, reduced sex drive, low sperm count and infertility, reduced body mass, erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle and bone strength, less beard growth, obesity, irritability, depression and loss of body hair. This can be caused by opioid use, accidental harm to the testicles, obesity, chemotherapy/ radiation, infection, autoimmune disease and some congenital conditions like Kleinfelter syndrome and Noonan syndrome.
A high level of testosterone can increase the risk of infection, heart disease and liver disease. The symptoms are high blood pressure, high sex drive, aggressive behaviors, increased appetite, prostate enlargement, infertility, mood swings, excessive body hair, low sperm count, insomnia, unexpected weight gain and swollen feet and legs. The causes of high testosterone are anabolic steroid use, adrenal gland tumors, tumors of the testes and taking testosterone supplements.
You can book a test with MedBioTech Laboratory to get your testosterone hormone level checked.