Testosterone is an essential and powerful hormone that has the ability to control sex drive, promote muscle mass, regulate sperm production, and increase energy. This hormone can also influence your behavior, such as competitiveness and aggression. The level of testosterone in the body gradually reduces as one grows older. This can result in a wide array of changes, including erectile dysfunction and reduced sex drive.
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Healthy Testosterone Levels
Healthy or normal levels of testosterone in the bloodstream depends on individual factors, such as protein status and thyroid function. As per recent guidelines from the American Urological Association (AUA), humans need a minimum testosterone level of 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Men with lower testosterone levels are diagnosed as having low testosterone.
Normal testosterone in women for ages 19 and up range between 8 and 60 ng/dL as per Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Testosterone reaches peak levels around 18 and 19 years of age. From there it is a steady decline which remains for the entirety of adulthood.
Signs And Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Testosterone test can be helpful in measuring the level of the hormone in your blood. Some people are born with low testosterone causing conditions. You may suffer from low testosterone even if your testicles or ovaries are damaged. These are the organs that produce testosterone in humans.
Testosterone levels keep dropping as you grow older. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is recommended by the US Food and Drug Administration for low levels that are caused because of aging alone. Changes may be caused in sexual function because of low levels of testosterone as well. This includes:
- Low libido or reduced sexual desire
- Fewer spontaneous erection
- Erectile dysfunction
Other less common signs of low testosterone levels are:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Changes in sleep pattern
- Lack of motivation
- Decreased bone density
- Reduced muscle strength and bulk
- Large breasts in men
You should consider visiting a doctor and getting tested if you think you suffer from low testosterone levels.
Why Get Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?
You should get a testosterone therapy if you have low levels of this hormone. Both AUA and FDA suggest that TRT can be helpful in treating a wide variety of conditions, such as Klinefelter syndrome besides increasing your testosterone levels. The media has spread awareness about TRT in recent years. It’s usually targeted at men between the age groups 40 and 64.
You may need TRT if you lose or harm your testicles in any way. It’s useful if the testicles are removed due to cancer or any other sickness as well. Most men benefit from testosterone replacement therapy regardless of the cause for low testosterone levels. You should not get this therapy without getting tested and speaking with your doctor.
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