Male Hormone Essential Panel

Male Hormone Essential Panel

What is Men’s Health and why is it important?

Men’s health is about much more than avoiding illness or health issues. It’s about keeping your overall health; physically, psychologically, and emotionally as high as possible, to keep you feeling your best.

1/3 of Men are less likely than women to consult a doctor about a medical issue, meaning they have an increased risk of remaining undetected and prolonging untreated medical problems.

This is particularly true of male-specific problems, such as male libido, erectile dysfunction, prostate health, low testosterone levels, etc.

Fortunately, Health Today’s Men’s Essential Hormone Panel can help detect these issues early in a discrete and judgement free environment.

Signs or Symptoms

The endocrine system comprises several different glands that produce a myriad of hormones. Dysfunction in any of these can cause a hormonal imbalance.

The following indicators of hormonal imbalances in a man are also common signs of aging. That's why it's so important that you carry out male hormone testing and see your doctor for any ongoing symptoms that concern you.

Some signs and symptoms you may find concerning are:

  • Decreased cognitive function
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive (loss of libido)
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • An increase in fat accumulation in the belly and/or chest (gynecomastia or "man boobs")

Blood Tests Included In the Male Hormone Essential Panel

When seeking to diagnose or identify a hormonal imbalance, in men or women it is standard practice to carry out hormone panel testing. Blood tests are just one simple part of diagnosing and investigating health changes and conditions.

One of the most popular and best panels to start with and get a baseline on your hormonal status is Health Today’s Men’s Hormone Essential Panel.  This panel includes the following tests:

Tests Tests Details
Androstenedione (ANST)

A weak androgen that is also a precursor to both male and female hormones; if levels of this hormone are not monitored during therapy, excess estrogen can be produced (essentially defeating the purpose).

Cortisol (CORT)

Cortisol, the main glucocorticoid (representing 75%-90% of the plasma corticoids) plays a central role in glucose metabolism and in the body's response to stress.


A precursor to testosterone and progesterone produced in the adrenal glands; too much or too little can unbalance the levels of male and female hormones in the body.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHTS)

A very powerful androgen; excess levels can result in hair thinning/loss and prostate enlargement.

Estradiol (EEST)

E2, or estradiol, is a type of estrogen hormone that is important for both men and women. In men, E2 plays a role in the regulation of bone density, sexual function, and cognitive function, among other things.

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

A hormone responsible for the production of sperm; low levels can lead to infertility.

Growth Hormone (HGH)

Adult bodies rely on GH to maintain muscle mass and bone density and regulate metabolism.

Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

LH in males acts on testicular interstitial cells of Leydig to cause increased synthesis of testosterone. A test for investigating Primary hypogonadism in males.

Prostate-Specific Antigen, Total & Free (PSAFT)

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a glycoprotein from the prostate, urethral lining, and bulbourethral gland, is typically low in the blood; elevated levels may indicate gland enlargement or damage from conditions like benign prostatic hypertrophy, prostatitis, or prostate cancer.

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG1)

SHBG and total testosterone levels are commonly used for an adult male to evaluate low testosterone (possible androgen deficiency) in men to help determine the cause of infertility, a decreased sex drive, or erectile dysfunction.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (STSH)

A TSH test is done to find out if your thyroid gland is working the way it should. It can tell you if it’s overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). The test can also detect a thyroid disorder before you have any symptoms.

Testosterone, Total, Bioavailable, Free (TTFB)

The androgen responsible for male characteristics; a precursor to DHT. Testosterone, the hormone that helps control sex drive, muscle mass, and strength, naturally goes down as men get older.

Take charge of your well-being. Book your private blood testing with Health Today. Embrace proactive care and gain valuable insights into your health. Schedule your appointment now for a healthier tomorrow. 

To take the next steps toward better health and feeling and looking your best, start with Male Hormone Essential Panel.

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