The AMS scale is a popular screening instrument for testosterone deficiency that assesses symptoms that are indicative of testosterone deficiency.
It is commonly used as part of the diagnosis of testosterone deficiency, which requires the presence of characteristic symptoms and signs in combination with low serum levels of testosterone.
The waist-to-height ratio divides your waist by your height. It is the best simple indicator of cardiovascular risk and mortality, as well as testosterone deficiency.
For health promotion, keep your waist-to-height ratio below 0.5. This translates to the simple rule “Keep your waist circumference less than half your height”.
Like the AMS questionnaire, ADAM assesses symptoms that are indicative of testosterone deficiency. The difference is that ADAM evaluates symptoms as yes/no (present or absent) while AMS evaluates presence/absence as well as degrees of present symptoms.
BMI is widely used as a proxy measure for overweight and obesity. It is calculated as body weight divided by height squared, and is used to categorize underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity, respectively.