There is no ask too big or small for the special men in our lives. But when it comes to Dad’s personal health, it rarely makes its way to the top of his to-do list.
This Father’s Day, make sure his health is number one.
We’ve compiled a list of our top five Everlywell tests to show Dad managing his health is smart and convenient with Everlywell. A gift that is not only thoughtful, but also a helpful tool to motivate him to put his health first—finally!
Did you know men can experience a decline in testosterone when they transition into fatherhood? Testosterone is a crucial hormone in men responsible for body fat distribution and can affect a person’s mood and energy. Some scientific studies have explored the relationship between fatherhood and hormone changes, and suggest testosterone levels may decline in fatherhood, even for those who are expecting. Researchers think this may have a connection to a dad’s shift in focus to postpartum parenting behavior, but more research is needed to confirm this connection.
If the testosterone hormone is too high or too low, Dad may be experiencing a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. For instance, when testosterone is low men may experience mood changes. And depending on how long testosterone levels have been low, it can result in loss of body hair, reduced lean muscle mass, and increased body fat. The Testosterone Test is an easy first step to understanding why he may be experiencing high or low testosterone symptoms. Results will provide detailed information on whether his levels are normal, low, or high. Get the at-home Testosterone Test for Dad
Whether Dad has been avoiding going to the doctor due to social distancing or is not a fan of checkups in general, he may benefit from a comprehensive look into his health. The Men's Health Test is a convenient way to provide him with a greater understanding of testosterone, estradiol, cortisol, and DHEA-S levels.
These four hormones are known to affect a person's mood, weight balance, muscle mass, and energy levels. When measured together, the levels of these hormones offer greater insight into men's overall health. The best part? He can take the test from the comfort of his living room; he'll love that. Get the at-home Men's Health Test for Dad
When Dad knows his cholesterol levels, he lowers his risk for potentially harmful diseases in the future. Thankfully, it’s easy to take a combined cholesterol and lipids test to assess his current health. High LDL cholesterol and triglycerides have been linked to an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases, including heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease and atherosclerosis, high blood pressure (hypertension), and type 2 diabetes.
This test evaluates four key components of a lipid panel: total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein, and triglycerides. By controlling his blood cholesterol levels, he can help reduce his risk for the future. Get the at-home Cholesterol & Lipids Test for Dad
Does Dad talk non-stop about his allergy symptoms? He’s not alone—people across the U.S. deal with inconvenient allergy symptoms like itchy throat, watery eyes, and sneezing. The Indoor & Outdoor Allergy Test will measure his body’s immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody reactivity to 40 common indoor and outdoor allergens.
The insights he’ll receive can help guide him on which allergens may be the cause of his discomfort—like trees, pollen, dust mites, and more. The more he’ll know, the more he can better prepare for seasons ahead. Get the at-home Indoor & Outdoor Allergy Test for Dad
Have you ever heard Dad complain about uncomfortable symptoms like headaches, stomach pain, or fatigue? He may brush it off, but there may be a connection to what he’s eating. And he might just need a good place to start. With the Food Sensitivity Test, he’ll be provided with a tailored list of suspects to look into based on his body’s immune response to the foods tested.
The test will measure his body’s immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody response to 96 common foods, and rate each food on a Class scale of 0-3: Class 0 (normal reactivity) to Class 3 (high reactivity). These reactivity levels will help provide guidance when he tries a temporary elimination diet. This will help point him in the right direction to help identify which of these suspected foods may be behind those nagging symptoms. Get the at-home Food Sensitivity Test for Dad
If you’re looking for more ways for Dad to check in on his health, we also recommend exploring our suite of at-home health tests, including the Metabolism Test, HbA1c Test, Vitamin D & Inflammation Test, and more! This year, show him that his health matters.
Shop for the perfect Everlywell test for Dad. Order by Tuesday, June 16th to ship to Dad in time! Save $30 when you spend $100 or more with the code FATHERSDAY. Valid on everlywell.com through 6/21/20.
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