A testosterone test measures the amount of the male hormone, testosterone, in the blood.
How the test is performed
Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.
Next, the health care provider gently inserts a needle into the vein. The blood collects into an airtight vial or tube attached to the needle. The elastic band is removed from your arm. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed, and the puncture site is covered to stop any bleeding.
In infants or young children, a sharp tool called a lancet may be used to puncture the skin and make it bleed. The blood collects into a small glass tube called a pipette, or onto a slide or test strip....
In the post MS in Men vs. Women: Does Gender Matter? , we focused on the differences which are seen in the genders of people who develop MS. Sex hormones play a significant role in differentiating the genders regardless of disease or health. Today we’re going to explore how hormones, specifically testosterone, affect men who develop MS. Testosterone Testosterone is a hormone which affects sexual features and development. Men have about ten times more testosterone in their blood than women. Yes, women do have testosterone which is produced by the ovaries, and both sexes have a small amount produced by the adrenal glands. In males, testosterone levels are low before puberty, increase during puberty, peak around the age of 40, then gradually lessen as men age. Coincidentally, or maybe not, men are diagnosed with MS more frequently just as their testosterone levels begin to drop. Protection from MS Testosterone seems to protect young men from developing MS.&n...
Generic Name: TESTOSTERONE SUSTAINED-RELEASE - BUCCAL Pronounced: (tess-TOSS-ter-own) Testosterone Bucl Precautions
Before using testosterone, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients (such as soy), which can cause allergic reactions
or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
male breast cancer
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
prostate problems (e.g., enlarged prostate or benign
heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure, coronary
ongoing lung disease
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