Do you suffer from any of these symptoms? Taking certain medications will also lower your testosterone levels. All it takes is one blood test in our clinic to determine whether or not your hormones are insufficient . Your bloodwork is covered by insurance with no co pay, or if you chose to pay cash, the cost is $ for females and $ for males. This lab test for females includes total testosterone Estradiol, follicle stimulating hormone, progesterone, Thyroid stimulating hormone, free T-3 , thyroid antibodies and Complete blood count . For males, we will need total testosterone, prolactin, thyroid stimulating hormone, free T-3 , thyroid antibodies, PSA, and complete blood count.
A 2010 study revealed that a decrease in T explained much of the loss in phase III and IV sleep, or "deep sleep" that is characteristic of aging males.  At age 50, men spend 5-7 percent of their sleep time in Phase III and IV and by age 60 it is nearly zero or nonexistent. Young men, on the other hand, spend 10-20 percent of thier total sleep time in these stages due to neuronal integrity and abundant testosterone levels..