Symptoms of Andropause

Vigor

  • Loss of sense of well-being, difficulty concentrating, depression
  • Irritability and nervousness
  • Alteration in behavioral patterns
  • Change in sleep habits, insomnia

Vitality

  • Decrease in hair density
  • Reduction in masculinity
  • Decrease in muscle mass and strength

Virility

  • Decline in sexual function and interest, diminished libido and erectile dysfunction
  • Decrease in bone mass (osteoporosis)

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Male Hormone Panel: Provider Overview

Male Hormone Panel (MHP)

By measuring the free fractions of the primary androgens and relevant metabolites, the Male Hormone Panel (MHP) serves as an in-depth way to evaluate the androgen pathway through convenient salivary samples. The MHP measures progesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA & DHEAS), testosterone, androstenedione, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrone, and estradiol.

Expanded Male Hormone Panel (eMHP)

The Expanded Male Hormone Panel (eMHP) includes all the tests in the MHP, plus follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). FSH and LH levels may provide a more complete understanding of hormonal abnormalities. Salivary measurement of FSH and LH is a technological breakthrough that separates Diagnos-Techs from other laboratories.

The Expanded Male Hormone Panel can be used clinically in male patients to:
  • Obtain a baseline hormone measurement
  • Screen for testosterone deficiency
  • Monitor hormonal treatment
  • Screen for possible exposures to exogenous hormones
The eMHP is also frequently used to evaluate patients with:
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
  • Alopecia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Osteopenia or osteoporosis
  • Functional infertility
  • Decreased muscle mass and/or strength
  • Anemia
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Gynecomastia
  • Metabolic syndrome