A male hormone test is a very accurate way to assess the hormones that affect your ability to lose weight and keep it off.
Along with testosterone, men should test estrogen. Many of the unwanted effects of a male hormone imbalance are actually caused by elevated estrogen and low testosterone.
One of the most important factors affecting testosterone levels in men is an enzyme called aromatase, which is found in fatty tissue.
This enzyme is responsible for converting testosterone into estrogen. This is the enzyme that alters the healthy balance of estrogen and testosterone.
Men who have excessive body fat, especially abdominal fat, are more likely to have increased estrogen levels caused by higher aromatase activity. This leads to a dramatically increased estrogen to testosterone ratio.
In this cycle, low testosterone leads to an increase in abdominal fat, which leads to increased aromatase activity, which leads to further conversion of testosterone to estrogen, which further reduces testosterone and increases the tendency toward abdominal fat.
A hormone imbalance is a major obstacle that prevents natural weight loss. If you are wondering if certain symptoms are due to a hormone imbalance, there is an easy and accurate way to find out.
Identifying a hormonal imbalance is crucial to addressing the very factors that will help you lose weight and keep it off. A male hormone test can be performed by a registered pathology laboratory.
It is recommended that you do a saliva male hormone test as this provides you with a very clear picture of the bio-available hormones that are active in your body and will quickly identify a hormonal imbalance that is pushing you towards weight gain. Many men report that this gives them a clearer understanding of their hormone balance.
In Australia the Saliva Hormone Tests are conducted through registered pathology labs. In Australia PathLab specialise in this testing.
In the USA Age Diagnostic Laboratories perform these tests. It is recommended that you discuss these tests with your doctor or preferred health professional.
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