Do you keep noticing commercials about Low Testosterone symptoms, or Low T, and wonder what exactly they are talking about? Are you wondering if you have Low T? We have yet to meet anyone nearing 40, or older, who sees these commercials and can consistently say I never feel like that with the same pep I did when I was younger.
For healthy men, testosterone peaks at age 19 and goes down about 1-2% a year for the rest of your life. We are living 64% longer today than we were just one century ago and different parts of our body age faster than other. An unbalanced or depleted endocrine system has so many men are suffering from the Low Testosterone symptoms. . . but they don’t have to suffer from what so many people just write-off as normal aging.
Testosterone is a naturally occurring and very potent hormone produced in large amounts by all males (and in much smaller amounts in females). Production begins in the womb and then gradually increases for weeks from birth.
Initially, it fortifies the development of male genitalia, then gradually affects every vital physiological system (muscular, circulatory, skeletal, reproductive, etc.)
After reaching physical maturity, testosterone plays a major role in the healthy development of male sexuality. Testosterone levels drastically surge during the onset of puberty. Levels peak at 19, then level o and begin to drop by the mid-30s, by about 1% per year.
Except in cases of hypogonadism (medically low testosterone) when it occurs much earlier, most men begin to feel many of the symptoms of low testosterone by their 40s. It’s one reason why our physical and mental capabilities begin to diminish as we age, and it may even contribute to the following life and relationship altering conditions of Low T:
There is a syndrome called Irritable Male Syndrome, or IMS, that’s caused by low testosterone. It is not just having a low libido. This syndrome includes emotional withdrawal, lack of motivation, aggression, personality changes, and anxiety. Irritable Man Syndrome can also present in self-destructive activities including gambling, alcoholism and workaholism.
Sound like you? Low testosterone affects over 13.8 million men in the US. Many of these men are in their 30s and even 20s due to hypogonadism.
Low T effects go beyond sex drive and mood. Testosterone deficiency increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and bone fractures. Low testosterone increases mortality risk.
800 men were followed for 50 years and the men with the lowest testosterone levels had a 33% greater chance of death, from all causes, than the group with the highest testosterone levels. Another study showed that men with low testosterone had 88% higher mortality levels than men with normal testosterone.
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Saleamp Design September 30th, 2016
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What are your Total Testosterone and Free Testosterone levels? Do they fall within the norms, are low or high, as described in our other blogs and sections?
Saleamp Design March 17th, 2015
Tags: androgen deficiency, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, Free Testosterone levels, Hormone Replacement physician, hypogonadism, irritability, low libido, Low T symptoms, low testosterone levels, symptoms of low testosterone, testosterone replacement, Testosterone replacement therapy, testosterone therapy, Total Testosterone
Treating a patient solely based on testing levels is not a proper way to evaluate and treat a patient, however, understanding the normal ranges for a patient is an important piece to the puzzle. What are Normal Testosterone Levels? The normal level of Total Testosterone is often described as between 350-1200 ng/dl (270-1070 ng/dl in another study), however, this range is not associated with age and everyone agrees that men have peak testosterone levels in their early twenties and then slowly decline at 1-2% per year after that. Normal values will vary by lab as will the reference range. In the US, ranges are seen in nanograms per deciliter.
Saleamp Design March 16th, 2015
Tags: androgen deficiency, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, Free Testosterone levels, Hormone Replacement physician, hypogonadism, irritability, low libido, Low T symptoms, low testosterone levels, symptoms of low testosterone, testosterone, Testosterone replacement therapy, Total Testosterone
We get a lot of questions about ‘Grumpy Old Man Syndrome,’ well, more so from the wives and children of our patients in all honesty. They want to know what happened to their lovable husband and father when they are experiencing the side effects of low testosterone, and how to get him back. Testosterone therapy is often the best way to re-balance his hormones and get him feeling back to normal if andropause is the cause.
Hormone Therapeutics June 16th, 2014
Posted In: Health & Wellness
Tags: aging, aging man, anti-aging, effects of low testosterone, exhausted, fatigued, grumpy men, grumpy old man syndrome, irritability, less sleep, loss of purpose, low t, low testosterone, mid-life crisis, poor eating habits, stress, tired, working man
Testosterone levels decrease as men age causing symptoms such as weight gain, fat storage, muscle loss, low libido, fatigue and irritability and hormone therapy can help reverse these common side effects of low testosterone. A recent French study concluded that testosterone therapy helps men improve their health through weight loss, combatting the effects of low testosterone.
French Study Findings
Hormone Therapeutics June 16th, 2014
Posted In: Testosterone Therapy
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