Think of hormones as little messengers that regulate all kinds of bodily functions—and to live a full, vibrant life, both men and women need to have their hormones in balance. Blood testing is a simple way to get the full picture. For men, knowing your hematocrit (how thick your blood is) and your Prostate Specific Antigen (assessing the health of your prostate) in particular are both essential when treating low testosterone. Where men often need just one hormone (testosterone), women must have their estradiol, estriol, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, and progesterone individually tailored and brought into balance. A thorough evaluation of your hormones helps your Forum Health physician determine exactly what you need to come into balance for a vibrant, fulfilled life.