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  1. June 12, 2018

    Estradiol in Men: Impact on Cognitive Function and Heart Disease during Testosterone Therapy

    Estradiol is a form of the female hormone estrogen. Although estradiol production is typically considered a female concern, men also need to maintain healthy levels of this hormone for optimal health. Since men lack ovaries (where most estradiol…
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  2. June 06, 2018

    Essentials About Thyroid Hormones

    The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is approximately two inches long and is located at the front of your neck below your Adam's apple. The thyroid plays a major role in growth and metabolism by releasing the hormones thyroxine…
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  3. June 06, 2018

    HCG Use in Men on Testosterone: How to Determine the Right Dose

    This test uses liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) the most accurate method for hormone testing. The use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increases blood levels of testosterone but, surprisingly, it decreases the…
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  4. April 03, 2018

    The Role of Aldosterone, ACTH, and Renin in Water Retention and High Blood Pressure

    A frequent cause of high blood pressure and water retention is when levels of certain hormones in the body are unbalanced or functioning poorly. The hormones that are frequently at fault are secreted by the kidneys and the pituitary or adrenal…
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  5. December 13, 2017

    Does Your Body Make Enough Glutathione?

    The Glutathione Blood Test: The glutathione blood test still isn’t a standard testing procedure like tests for checking your blood sugar or cholesterol. But, the role of glutathione in both health and disease has been extensively…
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  6. December 12, 2017

    Measure Your Fertility: Basic Semen Analysis

    PLEASE LOOK AT LAB LOCATION LIST AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE. Basic semen analysis is also known as a sperm count test. A semen analysis measures the viability and health of male sperm. Semen is the bodily fluid that contains sperm (and…
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  7. December 09, 2017

    The Importance of Total and Free PSA Testing

    The Importance of PSA Testing The Prostate-specific antigen or PSA test is a blood test that can be used as a measurement of prostate health. According to a March 2009 European study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (1),…
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  8. December 09, 2017

    Is Cystatin C Better than Creatinine to Assess Kidney Function in Muscular Men?

    The Cystatin C Blood Test The cystatin C blood test is used to monitor kidney function in people experiencing or suspected to have, kidney disease (
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  9. October 01, 2017

    Biotin May Interfere With Hormone Blood Tests

    Biotin supplements taken at common over-the-counter doses can interfere with the results of certain hormone assays, giving falsely high or low results that could lead to a misdiagnosis, researchers reported. Biotin supplements, at very large…
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  10. September 12, 2017

    Parathyroid (PTH) Hormone Blood Test and Roles

      Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is secreted by the parathyroid gland which happens to be four little glands situated at the posterior surface of the thyroid gland. PTH is regulated by phosphate and calcium levels in the blood & acts…
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