This hormone plays a role in sex drive, sperm production, fat distribution, red cell production, and maintenance of muscle strength and mass.
It is essential for a man’s overall health and well-being. There is evidence that men who are overweight and obese have lower testosterone levels than those of normal weight.
The most common change in testosterone levels in women, is a rise in levels. This is caused by a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), because numerous cysts are seen on the ovaries. It is the most common hormone disorder in women of reproductive age and affects about 7% of this group of women.
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Testosterone is a hormone produced in the testes for men and in the ovaries for women. This is a 'serum testosterone' test which looks at the amount of testosterone hormone in your blood. This gives an accurate indication of how much testosterone your body is producing.
Your thriva health kit will include everything you need to take your simple finger-prick blood test including detailed and easy-to-follow instructions. Each kit includes lancets to prick your finger (no needles!), a small collection tube and a prepaid envelope to return your sample.
Thriva's testing kits were very easy to use, I collected my sample in under 10 minutes. The report was very clear and concise and the info-graphics really helped me visualise and understand my results, which I received within a week! I highly recommend this pioneering product to anyone even remotely interested in quantifying their own health.
I decided to start tracking my cholesterol levels as it’s something my wife has had problems with. Once I saw my thriva results I immediately began making changes in my day-to-day life and have so far found the motivation to keep this up. Seeing my results improve certainly helps!
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