What is a Male Monthly Hormone Cycle Chart?
Unlike the month-long hormonal shifts a patient-assigned female at birth (AFAB) experiences, those assigned male at birth (AMAB) cycle through an entire hormonal shift in 24 hours. This charting tool helps to decipher the peaks of testosterone in the male body throughout this shorter cycle. It can highlight irregular patterns that may lead to intervention and a closer look at situational factors.
On average, Males have approximately ten times more testosterone than females, and this dominating hormone governs the male hormone cycle. Estrogen and progesterone are present but exist in much lower quantities within the male body. Males experience hormonal change and the accompanied symptoms of imbalance, such as mood swings, every day!
By utilizing this charting tool and repeating it over a month-long period, the daily patterns of testosterone peaking and dipping can become clear and create a valuable educational tool around hormonal change and its impact on the male body. Rather than a diagnosing tool for hormonal imbalance, this chart is a well-being tool that spans over a month and plays into the importance of mood tracking and understanding the patient's own body.
There are thousands of hormonal monthly trackers designed for females and dedicated to the education of hormone change on the mind and body, yet we need a resource specific to hormonal tracking for males. By distributing this male monthly hormone cycle chart to clients via the Carepatron centralized workspace and free patient portal, you are empowering men to tune into their daily testosterone levels. By identifying patterns, underlying health issues such as mental health concerns or libido can be identified and visualized in a tangible tracking chart.
How Does it Work?
Step One: Gather your Resources
An easy-to-access and user-friendly chart for recording and documenting the male monthly hormone cycle is a key well-being check for the education of hormonal changes in male patients. Ensure you have your free printable male monthly hormone cycle chart on hand by simply clicking the “Download Template” button or keyword search “male monthly hormone cycle chart” on the extensive database in Carepatrons template library.
Step Two: Distribute the Template and Collate Data
Run through the typical testosterone fluctuations in the 24-hour cycle with your patient by highlighting the informative section of the chart, then share the document with them for personalized daily tracking.
Either print the document for distribution or share the template with them through the free patient portal.
Step Four: Analyze Results
This chart is intended for a monthly overview of the 24-hour male cycle. Encourage daily tracking for a clear pattern to be formed, and advise the patient to reach out to you as their medical provider if they are experiencing fluctuations that don't align with the typical testosterone changes. Abnormal patterns may indicate the need for further intervention, but analysis isn't necessary unless concern is raised.
Step Five: Store the Template Securely
After reviewing the results and hosting a consultation with your patient, should they hold any concerns over patterns forming over the month-long period, you should safely and securely store the chart so that access is only offered to relevant parties.
Ensure this by utilizing Carepatrons HIPAA-compliant free patient records software. Here, all relevant medical records can be safely stored and collated for ease and security.
Male Monthly Hormone Cycle Chart Example (Sample)
Interested in making use of this educational tracking tool? Obtain a complimentary, downloadable, and printable completed male monthly hormone cycle chart PDF. We've designed this sample template with fictional data to assist you and your patient in the identification of normal testosterone patterns and moments where hormonal imbalance may be present and need intervention.
Obtain your copy by either previewing the sample below or clicking the "Download Example PDF" button.
When would you use this chart?
A male monthly hormone cycle chart is not a commonly used chart as males don't experience the same cyclic hormonal fluctuations as females, and testosterone levels stay quite consistent in their levels throughout the day. Despite this, there are specific situations where charting this 24-hour cycle over a month-long period can be of great benefit to patients and healthcare providers:
Offering this chart to male clients and highlighting the handy information on normal testosterone fluctuations throughout the day can be an informative practice on mood, libido, motivation, and energy levels. By creating a tracking routine a sense of empowerment can be felt by the client as knowledge is formed around the normal functioning of their own body.
Self Led Charting
This is a relatively hands-off chart for healthcare providers and has value for the self-led data tracking of individuals. The patient needs to have the information about what abnormal daily cycle activity looks like, and to see that occur over an extended period of time helps you as their clinician decide further steps for investigation.
Mental Health and Well-Being Practice
Testosterone fluctuations can impact mood, irritability, libido, and energy levels. Having a tool that allows for easy tracking and ‘what to expect’ aspects makes this chart a valuable resource for clients struggling to gain an understanding of their mental well-being.
Note that this chart is not intended for diagnosis of hormonal imbalance or mental health disorders, rather, it is a self-guided tracking model to help build hormonal literacy in your patient.
What do the Results Mean?
The 24-hour cycle of male hormones can be broken down into three key moments on the daily timeline (morning, afternoon, and evening). Below are the typical testosterone peaks and drops throughout these moments, as well as information on what may be causing testosterone imbalances.
Morning: Testosterone Is Highest
Testosterone levels typically peak in the mornings, leading to feelings of confidence, heightened energy, and lack of temperance control. The morning peak may play a part in the patient's inability to control outbursts of anger.
Typically, sex drive correlates with testosterone levels, and this heightened period may see an increase in libido. If the patient has high cortisol (eg. stress related factors contributing to the influx of stress hormones), the production of testosterone is significantly impacted. Thus, an abnormal or depleted level of testosterone is produced.
Afternoon: Testosterone Levels Decrease
It is at the afternoon point in which testosterone levels typically reach a happy medium, and intense reactions to feelings such as anger are less likely to affect the whole body. The medium range offers the male a sense of control, yet testosterone is still present enough for high energy and drive levels. This is a period of focus and balance.
Evening: Testosterone Is at Its Lowest Point
In the evening and approaching the end of the 24-day cycle, testosterone levels are expected to reach their lowest point in the male body. Energy decreases, motivation decreases, libido may decrease, and the ability to maintain an erection may be affected.
Why use Carepatron as your Male Monthly Hormone Cycle app?
When it comes to the easy distribution and management of your male monthly hormone cycle chart, Carepatron stands as the superior choice. Our cutting-edge male monthly hormone cycle chart app and software are meticulously designed with you and your patient's needs in mind, ensuring a comprehensive, user-friendly, and efficient solution for education and tracking of your patient's testosterone cycle and bodily changes related to this.
Our male monthly hormone cycle chart App securely stores data and facilitates convenient sharing between healthcare providers and clients. Uploading results, accessing historical data, and keeping tabs on typical testosterone trends are made hassle-free with our versatile software, compatible with a variety of devices.
Our software assists you in the education and collection of your patient's hormonal changes and enables well-informed decisions about managing any concerning patterns. Our personalized insights provide you with the tools to seize control of the management of your patient's health.
Carepatron fosters collaboration among healthcare professionals by simplifying the sharing of potential testosterone-related issues, ensuring that your entire care team is in sync when it comes to managing further treatment or mental health intervention.
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