Testosterone is the primary sex and anabolic hormone in the male body. It helps regulate organs like the testicles and prostate, promotes muscle/bone mass, regulates fat distribution, regulates sex drive and aids in the production of red blood cells. Testosterone levels vary according to body type, build, blood levels, diet and other pre-existing medical conditions. A "normal range" is from 300 to 1,000 ng/DL and can easily be checked with a simple blood test. A gradual drop in testosterone is a normal part of aging for men, sometimes referred to as "andropause" or "male menopause."
Hormone levels begin decreasing as early as age 30 and can cause:
- Low sex drive
- Weight gain
- Memory loss
- Loss of muscle tone
- Low Motivation
- Loss of Morning Erections
Living with low testosterone can eventually be problematic for a man’s health. Adequately treating low testosterone has been shown to make your body more sensitive to insulin, improve musculoskeletal composition, enhance brain function and cognition, reduce inflammation and in turn lower the risk of heart disease. There are many options for treatment/replacement options including injections, creams, and pellets.