How to check your Testosterone levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Testosterone Test For?
Testosterone is a hormone crucial in the regulation of male physical characteristics.
In adult men key roles include healthy sperm production, aggression levels and the maintenance of bone and muscle strength.
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Testosterone Testing UK Statistics 2021
7.7% of people tested have Testosterone levels which are too low.
And 7.7% have levels that are too high.
The average Testosterone result is 11.9 nmol/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to have lower Testosterone in their blood than women.
As many as one in eleven men tested have low levels of Testosterone
of people have Testosterone blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 84.6% with normal results?
What If Testosterone Test Levels Are High?
Having high testosterone can lead to a wide range of symptoms including excessive body hair an acne, mood swings and aggression, a low sperm count or infertility, hypertension (high blood pressure) or heart and liver problems,
It is unusual for high testosterone levels to occur naturally. Often, abnormally high testosterone levels result from anabolic steroid use.
[MEN]Increased testosterone levels in males can indicate testicular or adrenal gland issues, whcih can be serious, so should be investigated further.[/MEN]
[WOMEN]In women, increased testosterone levels can indicate polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or an ovarian or adrenal gland problem, so should be investigated further.[/WOMEN]
What If Testosterone Test Levels Are Low?
Low testosterone levels can be caused by a number of factors. You should consider:
- Physical damage or other issues with the testes.
- Testosterone levels naturally fall as you get older.
- The use of drugs, especially androgens and anabolic steroids.
- Significant alcohol consumption and resulting liver disease.
- Reduced production of the sex hormones LH and FSH due to hypothalamic or pituitary gland issues.
Low testosterone may be treatable using supplements, either with patches or injections. It's important to first understand the underlying cause.
We recommend discussing with your GP in the first instance. You may also wish to assess additional sex/fertility hormones using this test.
How To Test Testosterone?
The Testosterone Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Testosterone in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Testosterone levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Testosterone Home Test Kit includes a Testosterone test and is available for just £39.
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