Testosterone Checker iPhone App
In March 2015, ABC News reported that an increasing number of younger men have low testosterone levels in recent years. Today, at least 25% men over the age of 30 have low testosterone, clinically defined as <300 ng/dl of total testosterone or <5 ng/dl of free testosterone. This percentage is poised to increase rapidly into the near future.
Low testosterone usually results in symptoms such as erectile dysfunction, low libido, increased risk of osteoporosis or bone fractures, lethargy, depressed moods, disturbed sleep, and diminished mental and physical performance.
While medical professionals have recently become more aware of the increasing incidence of low testosterone among young men, they have not yet done enough to monitor their patients for low testosterone levels and to address their symptoms or well being. It is usually up to the male patients to educate themselves about testosterone and how it affects their well being.
Bill Hamzi, the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Testosterone Replacement Therapy, released an iOS app, with the help of his developer, that shows how high or low your testosterone level is in relation to other men within your own age group. The Testosterone Checker app takes your age and total testosterone test result from lab work, and gives you a brief assessment of your testosterone level on a percentile basis.
The story of Bill Hamzi is a poignant and heartbreaking tale about how low testosterone nearly ruined his life. It took him over four years to find a treatment for low testosterone that actually worked. During his four year journey, he learned about the condition through research, reading online men’s health forums and medical journals, talking with doctors, and trying different medications. When he finally got the proper Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) treatment he needed, he felt he needed to tell his story and wrote an ebook to guide other men in optimizing their health and testosterone levels.
Like many men, Bill got tired of doctors telling him his testosterone level was “normal” at 400 ng/dl, so he hired a developer to write an app that calculates how high or low your total testosterone level is compared to your peers of similar age. The Testosterone Checker app takes the user-entered inputs, and gives a percentile-based output based on those inputs.
For example, when a healthy 36 year old male not on TRT has a total testosterone level of 763 ng/dl, the app calculates a percentile level of his testosterone result against average testosterone levels of similar aged peers. In this case, the aforementioned 36 year old male has a testosterone level at the 81st percentile, which is quite healthy. On the other hand, if a 40 year old has a testosterone level of only 400 ng/dl, the app will place him at the 16th percentile among his peers in the same age group.
The Testosterone Checker app is NOW available in the iOS App Store as of 2016. Future app enhancements and improvements will be planned later this year.