Testosterone is a reproductive hormone found in both males and females.
The deficiency of this hormone leads to several complications that can leave irreversible sequelae. Fortunately, by using our kit to test bloodstream levels of this hormone, you’ll get a detailed report of androgen levels and practical tips to restore balance.
Testosterone plays a major role in male development and its effects are first noted during the intra-uterine phase.
During fetal development, testosterone will induce the growth of male sex organs. It then becomes the cornerstone of puberty and sperm production later in life.
It is the hormone responsible for giving males their physical features. For instance, have you ever wondered why women can’t naturally grow big muscles like men? Well, testosterone!
Aside from physical and genital functions, testosterone is also part of several metabolic pathways that lead to Red Blood Cells (RBC) production, bone metabolism, and liver function.
Here are some symptoms you would expect to see in patients with testosterone deficiency:
- Decreased lean muscle mass
- Loss of hair in some areas of the body (e.g. facial hair)
- Atrophy of the sex organs (e.g. penis, testes)
- Decreased libido
- Reduced sperm count and eventually, infertility
- Gynecomastia (male boobs)
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings, irritation, and decreased concentration
- A decline in mental clarity and performance
- Increased risk of fractures due to low bone mineral density
Checking your testosterone levels using getTested is an important step to prepare for androgen replacement therapy (ART).
Testing kit will be sent to desired address, after purchase of this test, including instructions and pre-paid envelope for direct delivery to our ISO certified Testing Facility (lab) located in Germany. If any questions pre or post your order, we are happy to answer any questions during opening hours.