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Estimated date of release for our Men's Health Panel is Summer 2018.

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Menís Health Panel: Genetic Testing for Men

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. GX Sciences hopes to promote an increase in life expectancy and quality of life by helping men understand their genetic tendencies and provide personalized recommendations.

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 thereís an issue in production and / or delivery of specific hormones.

Oneís environment can impact hormone production. Chemicals oneís 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 oneís environment or oneís 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 menís 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.

GX Sciences understands how inflammation can wreak havoc on the body, leading to premature aging and chronic diseases. Our genetic experts identified SNPs that speak to genetic tendencies for chronic inflammation. Promote prostate health through reducing chronic inflammation.

GX Sciencesí Menís Health Panel - Not Just Science

While biological factors play a large role in life expectancy and quality of life, so do social and behavioral factors. Women are considered to have larger and more intimate social networks, reducing the risk factors for heart attacks, depression, and strokes. Women are also less likely to participate in risky behavior, making it more likely that they stay out of harm'sí way. With the help of GX Sciencesí menís health panel, we hope to empower men to take their health into their own hands and proactively make lifestyle changes before life forces them to with the help of our genetic analysis and personalized nutrition and supplement recommendations.