Hormone Therapy for MEN
Take This Test to See if You Could be Testosterone Deficient.
ADAM Score (Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males)
- Do you have a decrease in libido (sex drive)?
- Do you have a lack of energy?
- Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
- Have you lost height?
- Have you noticed a decreased "enjoyment of life"
- Are you sad and/or grumpy?
- Are your erections less strong?
- Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
- Are you falling asleep after dinner?
- Has there been a recent decline in your work performance?
Results: A positive questionnaire is defined as "yes" to questions 1 or 7 or any 3 others.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group and is secreted primarily by the testicles. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.
Testosterone is essential for health and wellbeing. Testosterone levels decline in men 1-1.5% per year after age thirty. By the time men reach the age of 60 their testosterone levels may be 60% of the amount made during their 20's.
The reduction of testosterone levels may be referred to as andropause (manopause) or hypogonadism.
Prevalence of low testosterone is as high as 38.7% in men. The normal age-related decline in testosterone levels (andropause) has associated symptoms such as:
Change in attitude and mood
Loss of sex drive and potency
Decreased muscle mass