What is low testosterone?
Having low testosterone can diminish sex drive, energy, motivation, as well as having other harmful effects. Normal testosterone levels range from 300 to 1,000 ng/dL (nanograms per deciliter). Anything below that may show symptoms such as those listed above. Low testosterone treatment can be administered to boost levels to a normal range and can have great effect on reducing those symptoms.
How to detect low testosterone?
Having low testosterone can be diagnosed with a simple laboratory blood test that can be ordered by a physician. The test is normally administered in the morning, where testosterone levels are typically highest. Levels can drop by as much as 13% during the day. Testosterone normality’s can differ by age, typically with higher scores at younger ages. For example, a testosterone level of 380 ng/dL in a 25 year old male – which is normal – would put him in the bottom 5% of his age group. This person may experience symptoms of low testosterone at a young age. An 80 year old man with the same level of 380 ng/dL would be in the top 5%. A downturn in the circulation of testosterone as age increases is normal. However, the symptoms can still be extreme, but can be helped with low testosterone treatment.
What is low testosterone treatment?
When diagnosed with low testosterone, it is possible to treat the condition with low testosterone treatments. The most common treatments include the use of a patch or gel on the skin, injection therapy or consumable testosterone pellets. Like many hormone therapies, the changes caused by these low testosterone treatments are slow to take hold, and will typically show results between 2-3 months in order to experience a significant reduction in the symptoms. Although there are some risks involved, the benefits of this therapy in the well-being of the patient typically far exceed them.
If you are suffering from fatigue, a lack of sexual drive or decreased motivation, do not be embarrassed. Call Discover Optimal Healthcare and receive a low T consultation. This is the first step reinvigorating your life.