Maintaining the right balance of hormones is vital to optimal health and well being for both men and women as they age. Physicians and other health practitioners have relied upon on several types of tests to determine hormone levels in individuals for a number of years. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have
While low testosterone is not thought to be the cause of poor overall health in men, research has established many links between, “low T” and conditions such as, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis in males with less than adequate levels of the anabolic steroid hormone. In fact, in one study of 2100 men over
It may be subtle at first, in fact hardly noticeable. A little less enthusiasm for work, more fatigue at the end of the day, or diminished interest in sexual activity. While there could be a host of physical or psychological reasons for the decline, it’s possible that hormonal changes in the body could be the
While women experience menopause in midlife, men also go through hormonal changes that affect their health and quality of life. Many of these changes occur as a result of a decrease in testosterone levels. After about the age of 20, growth hormone in a man diminishes by about 14% for every 10 years of age.
The body’s metabolism drives several physical processes including how quickly food is processed, how fast the heart beats, the amount of heat created—even the speed at which an individual can think. Without a properly functioning thyroid however, the metabolism slows down. Hypothyroidism—Underactive Thyroid Due to Hormone Imbalance As many as 10% of all women suffer