Testosterone is the main male sex hormone, produced in the testes. In contrast, testosterone is produced at lower levels in women, mainly in the ovaries and adrenal glands.

For men, it is important to check testosterone level, as it plays a key role in many physical and mental functions. Optimal testosterone levels can help maintain libido, muscle development, bone density and in maintaining energy levels. In addition, testosterone levels can also affect pitch, hair growth and sperm production.

Testosterone levels decline with age and due to various diseases. Testosterone deficiency may occur due to testicular dysfunction (the testes are not able to produce enough testosterone) or if the pituitary gland does not produce enough luteinizing hormone (LH) to stimulate the Leydig cells in the testes. Certain drugs can also reduce testosterone levels as well as infectious and inflammatory diseases can also cause changes in hormone levels.

In women, elevated testosterone levels may refer to polycystic ovary syndrome or other ovarian disease.

What happens if testosterone levels are too low or too high?

In men, low testosterone levels can reduce libido, cause erectile dysfunction and even infertility. Increased testosterone levels can be associated with various symptoms such as allergic reactions, hair growth or acne. Furthermore, elevated testosterone levels can be a sign of many diseases, such as testicular cancer, adrenal overactivity or lung tumors. Therefore, further medical tests are recommended to clarify high testosterone level-associated conditions.

In women, high testosterone levels can make it difficult to get pregnant and can also cause symptoms such as increased facial hair growth, hair loss, acne or overweight.

For these reasons, it is important to check testosterone levels and seek medical help if necessary for proper treatment.

HR-Pharma offers screening package specifically designed for men. Both men and women can check their testosterone levels with our laboratory tests.

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