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 via DNA analysis.
The report algorithms, created by our medical experts, will take the patient's genetic results and create nutritional and lifestyle recommendations along with recommended lab work and health precautions based upon many factors and their clinical expertise. The built-in proprietary software takes out the guesswork and allows the provider to recommend the proper nutrition and health advisements safely by your DNA results.
Hormonal and metabolic abnormalities in men can produce a number of undesirable effects, such as weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, decreased 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
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
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 has been determined, studies have shown inflammation to be a contributing factor. Symptoms may include the 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 by reducing chronic inflammation.
GX SCIENCES’ MEN’S 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's’ way. With the help of GX Sciences’ men’s 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 supplemental recommendations.