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GENETIC TESTING
MEN’S HEALTH PANEL


Conditions that indicate the possible need for hormone testing and a GX Sciences Men’s Health Panel include:

  • Fatigue

  • Weight Gain

  • Low Sex Drive

  • Carbohydrate Cravings

  • Male Pattern Baldness

  • Abnormal Breast Enlargement

  • Testicular Atrophy

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Trouble Sleeping

  • Loss of Strength

  • Slow Recovery

  • Currently taking Testosterone Supplementation

While life expectancy has increased over the last few decades, there continues to be a longevity gap between men and women. On average, women live five years longer than men. Men are also more likely than women to have chronic illnesses. There are biological, behavioral, and social factors contributing to the gender gap. By doing genetic testing we hope to promote an increase in life expectancy and quality of life by helping men understand their genetic tendencies and provide personalized recommendations via DNA analysis. Knowing your genetic predisposition allows you and your physician to help determine the proper course of treatment for your nutritional, hormonal and/or metabolic deficiencies. It can also make you more aware of the signs and symptoms of a possible complications from hormonal therapy.

The Men’s HealthPanel consists of 15 gene variants (SNPs) that have been chosen by medical experts which play a significant role in:

  • Testosterone Conversion and Breakdown

  • Estrogen Formation

  • Risk of Metabolic Weakness

  • Risk of Hypertension

Hormonal and metabolic abnormalities in men can produce a number of undesirable affects, such as weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, decrease sex drive and mood disturbances. In many men, their genetic inheritance has altered the way they process hormones such as testosterone. Additionally, new evidence indicates that certain treatable genetic differences can create a relative difficulty in maintaining appropriate hormonal levels as we age. Replacing testosterone has become commonplace in today’s medicine, however, without knowing your genetic make-up, hormone replacement can be less effective or, in some cases, potentially dangerous.

HORMONE IMBALANCES IN MEN - RISKS AND SYMPTOMS
Hormones influence complex processes involving mood, sexual function, reproduction, metabolism, growth and development. Glands present across the body release these chemical messengers, usually in cascades. Hormone imbalances and disorders can occur when there’s an issue in production and / or delivery of specific hormones. 

One’s environment can impact hormone production. Chemicals one’s exposed to can disrupt pathways and conversions required for proper hormone production. 95% of all testosterone in males is produced in the testes, balanced by the brain and adrenal gland. Testosterone levels begin to decrease in mid-thirties. Whether impacted by one’s environment or one’s own biological changes, an imbalance in testosterone levels can add to a decrease in muscle strength, libido, and bone density. Symptoms of a hormone imbalance include decreases in muscle strength, libido, mental clarity, stamina in addition to depression and poor concentration. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to visit your physician and consider a men’s health panel.

REDUCING INFLAMMATION TO PROMOTE PROSTATE HEALTH
The prostate is a gland found between the bladder and the penis with the urethra running through its center. Its smooth muscles help eject semen and prostatic fluid, improving the possibility for fertilization during intercourse. Most men experience two stages of prostate growth: after puberty and later in life, as early as 25 years old for some. Prostate conditions such as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) can make urination difficult and painful, possibly exacerbating the prostate condition or triggering related health issues. 

Inflammation plays a large role in some prostate conditions. Prostatitis is a condition sometimes caused by infection where the prostate becomes inflamed. While no cause of BPH / enlarged prostate have been determined, studies have shown inflammation to be a contributing factor. Symptoms may include inability to completely empty the bladder, a weak stream, and difficulty starting and / or finishing peeing. The enlarged prostate constricts the urethra and does not allow the bladder to completely empty, further exacerbating the issue. 


FOUNDATION / METHYLATION

·     Mood or Sleep Problems

·     Issues with Fatigue

·     Neurological Symptoms

·     Immune Challenges

·     Detoxification Weakness

·     MTHFR, MTRR, FOLR


GASTROINTESTINAL (GI)

·     IBS

·     Chronic Constipation

·     Chronic Diarrhea

·     Intermittent Intestinal Pain

·     Mast Cell Disorder

·     Chronic Reflux

·     Recurrent Intestinal Infections

·     Numerous Food Allergies


MEN’S HEALTH

·     Fatigue / Sleep Problems

·     Weight Gain

·     Low Sex Drive

·     Male Pattern Baldness

·     Abnormal Breast Enlargement

·     Testicular Atrophy

·     High Blood Pressure

·     Loss of Strength

·     Currently taking Testosterone Supplementation

NEUROLOGICAL / PSYCH

·     Adult ADD / ADHD

·     Headaches / Migraine / Cluster

·     Seizure Disorders

·     Vertigo / Dizziness

·     Bi-Polar

·     Neuropathies / Neuralgias

·     Schizophrenia / Psychosis

·     Parkinson’s / Gait Disorders

·     Alzheimer’s/ Dementia/ Memory Loss

·     Anxiety Disorders / Depression


CHRONIC PAIN

·     Arthritis / Joint Pain

·     Headaches / Migraines

·     Inflammatory Bowel Disease

·     Felling of Pins / Needles

·     Fibromyalgia

·     Back Spasms

·     Stomach Pain

·     Unexplained Pain

AUTO-IMMUNE / INFLAMMATORY

·     Asthma

·     Chronic Infections

·     Eczema / Psoriasis

·     Any Auto-Immune Disease

·     Rheumatoid Arthritis

·     Lupus

·     Sjogren’s

·     Inflammatory Bowel Disease

·     Chronic Dry Eyes

·     Hashimoto’s

·     Chronic Fatigue

·     Immune Weakness


WOMEN’S HEALTH

·     Irregular Menstrual Cycles

·     Weight Gain

·     History of Cystic Ovaries (PCOS)

·     Hair Loss

·     Recurring Breast Tenderness

·     Fibrocystic Breast

·     Excess Facial or Body Hair

·     Post-Menopausal Hormone Replacement

·     Family History of Infertility or Miscarriage

·     Family history of Breast / Ovarian or Endometrial Cancer

·     Family History of Hypothyroidism

·     Family History of Obesity

·     Family History of Diabetes

·     Family History of Pre-eclampsia