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Body Monitoring Levels Specialist

Reno Men’s Health

Mark Hahn, MD

Men’s Health Clinic & Low Testosterone Specialist located in Reno, NV

Having abnormal levels of hormones or vitamins your body needs can be detrimental to your health, causing problems like fatigue, low sex drive, or even contributing to illnesses such as cancer. At Reno Men’s Health in Reno, Nevada, Dr. Mark Hahn offers regular monitoring of levels of hormones such as testosterone and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), and vitamins such as B-12, with blood tests. Regular blood tests to monitor these levels can help detect health conditions early and determine their causes. To schedule a blood test, call or use the online booking tool today.

Body Monitoring Levels Q & A

Why is monitoring levels important?

Monitoring levels of hormones and vitamins in your blood is a critical part of men’s health care. Having blood work done to analyze your levels of hormones such as testosterone and human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), and vitamins such as B-12, can help pinpoint the root cause of health problems or detect serious issues early when they’re easiest to treat.

Without regular monitoring of levels in your blood, underlying health problems can go undetected and untreated, leading to painful symptoms and disease.

What types of health problems are associated with abnormal levels?

Low levels of testosterone, a hormone produced in men’s testicles that produces key reproductive tissue, can explain a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of physical energy
  • Weight gain
  • Aches and pains in bones and joints

Deficiency of B-12, a water-soluble vitamin found in certain foods that are involved in your body’s metabolism process, can lead to similar signs and symptoms.

Also, detecting abnormally high levels of hCG can indicate a testicular cancer diagnosis. Monitoring your levels regularly over time is a valuable form of preventive medicine, both in terms of detection, but also in tracking the progression of a condition like testicular cancer. It can also help Dr. Hahn evaluate whether or not a form of treatment for low testosterone or B-12 deficiency is working effectively.

How does monitoring levels work?

At Reno Men’s Health, Dr. Hahn performs blood tests and provides comprehensive analysis for you that detail your hormone and vitamin levels. Part of that means explaining to you any abnormally high or low levels and potentially recommending treatment options and lifestyle modifications to address your condition.

The regularity with which you need to come in for blood work to monitor your levels depends on several factors, including:

  • Your medical history
  • The results of previous blood tests
  • Your age
  • Lifestyle habits (smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, etc.)

Dr. Hahn will determine how often you should be getting blood work and make a recommendation.  

If it’s time for you to come in and have blood work done to monitor your hormone and vitamin levels, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment at the office today.