Testosterone belongs to a group of male hormones called steroids or anabolic steroids (it is a sex hormone). Pituitary gland and brains hypothalamus controls the production of testosterone. This hormone is responsible for sperm production, fat distribution and maintaining of muscle mass and strength, that is why testosterone is very important for good health in men. A testosterone test is taken to measure the male hormone testosterone in blood. Huge amounts of testosterone is bound to a protein called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). Total testosterone test measures the level of serum or bound testosterone in the blood. This test will help understand of the level of testosterone in the blood. The treatment for low testosterone is done through Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), this can be given in the form of injection, topical gel or skin patch having testosterone to compensate the missing testosterone in your body.
Testosterone is a hormone, that reflects the sexual characteristics of a man.Low or high levels can indicate health problems associated with the manliness or masculinity of a man.In women high levels of testosterone can have a serious impact on healthIf you are experiencing the following symptoms get tested for testosterone levels: For Men the following symptoms are observed:
To maintain the balance of your testosterone levels, you must exercise regularly, lose weight, and take nutritious diet. Some medications like steroids, anticonvulsants, androgen therapies, opiates, barbiturates may interfere with your of testosterone tests. Before taking the test inform the doctor about your medical history, if you have any. You may have to stop taking other medicines that affect your test results.