Is Your Testosterone Too High Or Too Low? Test It & Find Out
Testosterone testing at home is an affordable and convenient way to be proactive about your health.
Testosterone plays a central role in male and female sexuality and reproduction. It also affects muscle mass, energy levels, and hair growth and hair loss.
Measuring it may help identify early signs of imbalance and discover the causes of symptoms you may be experiencing. Even though testosterone is important to both male and female health, regular physical exams usually do not include testosterone measuring.
Female testosterone levels are naturally lower than men’s but it is still an important sex hormone in women. It plays a large role in women’s sex drive, and the main female sex hormone estrogen derives from testosterone.
What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a sex hormone known as an androgen. It is mostly associated with male secondary sex characteristics but testosterone is not unique to men. Testosterone also plays an important role in women’s reproductive health and sexual health. Testosterone is measured in nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL)
This test measures total testosterone.
What Are The Symptoms Of Low T in Men?
- Loss of muscle mass
- Breast growth (Gynecomastia)
- Sleep apnea
- Loss of body hair
- Hot flashes
What Are The Symptoms Of High T In Men?
- Low sperm count
- Male Pattern Baldness
- Hyper sex drive
- Risk-taking behavior
- Increased body hair
What Are The Symptoms Of Low T In Women?
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Insomnia or trouble sleeping
- Weight gain
- Decreased muscle mass
What Are The Symptoms Of High T In Women?
- Male Pattern Hair Growth (hirsutism)
- Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL)
- Absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
- Abnormally heavy or long menstrual periods (menorrhagia)