Home Hormone testing has many benefits for you - no trips to the doctor office, no trips to an anonymous lab collection facility. Your privacy is assured and you have total control of the collection of your samples and your own results to use with the practitioners of your choice.
As men reach the fourth decade of their lives, growth hormone (made by the pituitary gland) begins to decline. Although some men choose to accept the inevitability of the drop, others naturally increase their levels of growth hormone by upping the intensity of resistance training.
There are currently more than 80 identified autoimmune diseases including those you have likely heard of: autoimmune thyroiditis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and diabetes as well as some less common conditions such as Wegener's granulomatosis, antiphospholipid syndrome and encephalomyelitis.
Stress is an inevitable part of life. However, you may feel as if the anxiety and depressive thoughts are too much to handle, and you may struggle with physical fatigue and emotional exhaustion. It is time to take appropriate measures and seek help because you may have the the early signs of an anxiety disorder or depression caused by a hormone imbalance.
Great news! Acupuncture can help you ease into the menopause and reduce many of the uncomfortable symptoms woman often experience around the ages of 45-55. If you would like to avoid hormone replacement therapy or if you are already on hormone replacement therapy but still experiencing symptoms, the gentle 5,000-year-old techniques of Acupuncture can really help.
Men are not immune to midlife changes. They too experience the so-called change of life as a result of declining hormones, specifically low testosterone, which is commonly seen beginning in the fourth decade of life. This is often associated with symptoms of aging in males referred to as "Andropause", named after the androgens, the medical name for male hormones. This is the counterpart to menopause in women when ovarian production of estrogens and progesterone begin to decline. But for men, it is a more gradual process than the rollercoaster many women experience during menopause.
Most health providers understand the value of establishing baseline hormone levels when creating an individualized treatment plan that includes bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.