How does a man learn his testosterone level? What is a good cholesterol level for a man? What about HDL and LDL and fasting glucose levels and liver counts? What sort of things should a man on testosterone replacement therapy look for?
In this video, we cover all aspects of the blood work that we get done once a year – the male anti-aging panel. You can see the actual lab values in the video and find out what those lab values mean.
[Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. Always consult a doctor.]
Jay and I have been reading our blood work for several years and we’ve studied the science behind lab work. We discuss a lot of topics that doctors often don’t discuss with patients.
We also talk about some fun stuff such as transparency, Internet gurus who claim they can help you naturally boost your testosterone levels but who won’t post their own blood work, the scam of the supplement industry, and how to be an empowered consumer and world beater.
You can watch the YouTube video. It’s 31 minutes and is comprehensive. (I have a shorter video only discussing testosterone levels at the bottom of the post.)
Blood Work for Men/Challenge Your Gurus
The Male Anti-Aging Panel (available here) contains the following tests:
- Lipid Profile
- Complete Blood Count w/ Differential
- Estradiol, Sensitive
- Insulin Growth Factor (IGF-1)
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
- Testosterone, Free (Direct), Serum With Total Testosterone
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
- Thyroid Profile
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate
- Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct
- Tri-iodothyronine (T3), Free, Serum
Would you rather listen to a podcast? OK.
Download it on SoundCloud or click play:
If you’re only worried about your testosterone level, then watch this video on TRT and blood work:
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