It is recommended to do this test before 10:00 am, because that is when the testosterone measurement is most accurate. The DHEAs result takes about a week.
What is bodybuilding?Bodybuilding is a sport in which the aim is to develop and 'build' the body through nutrition and training. Bodybuilding is about muscle growth. Supplements or steroids are often used to stimulate this and to increase performance. However, this also has an effect on other parts of the body, such as the kidneys.
What do we determine during the anemia test?
Testosterone and free testosteroneTestosterone is a sex hormone which occurs in both men and women. However, it is considered a 'male' sex hormone, because it occurs in a larger quantity in men. This hormone is important for men for the development of male sexual characteristics and fertility. In addition, testosterone is an important hormone for the development of muscles and bones, how fat is stored in the body and for the production of red blood cells. It is therefore important that the testosterone values are correct when you are enthusiastic about exercising, because a different value can have an effect on your sports performance and muscle building.
Testosterone is largely bound to 2 proteins: albumin and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). The part that is not bound to proteins is called free testosterone. This is used by the body and has an effect on, among other things, strengthening bones and preventing osteoporosis.
SHBGAs mentioned above, SHBG is a protein that can bind testosterone. SHBG ensures that the hormones are transported through the blood in the body. The amount of SHBG influences the amount of free testosterone in the body.
DHEAsDHEA-S (Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) is produced by the adrenal gland. DHEA-S is a so-called inert hormone and plays a role in the interaction with DHEA. DHEA is a precursor of estrogen and testosterone, among others. These hormones are responsible for sexual characteristics in adulthood, such as the development of pubic hair, body odor and acne. DHEAS is often measured to see if there are problems with the adrenal glands / The adrenal glands also produce a large part of the androgens.
Kidney function: Creatinine & eGFRDue to the use of supplements and steroids, kidney damage may occur . The amount of creatinine in the blood can show how well your kidneys are working. This is a waste product that is created when creatine is broken down.
eGFR also provides a clear picture of whether the kidneys are functioning properly. This is the estimated glomerular filtration rate. This test estimates the kidney filtration rate based on a calculation. The eGFR estimates how much blood is filtered per minute by the glomeruli in the kidneys. These are small blood filters that remove waste products in the kidneys. If they can filter less, more waste products enter the blood.