Testosterone is the hormone primarily responsible for male sex organ function and development. It’s what turns boys into men. But, testosterone also plays an important role in general health functions as well.
The normal range of testosterone levels in healthy adult males is between 280 to 1,100 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Testosterone, or T, is involved in sexual function, overall energy levels, bone function, and even mood. As men age, it’s somewhat common to have lower testosterone levels; symptoms may even be experienced at a level of 300ng/dl. The average guy has peak T-levels during early adulthood before they begin to gradually decrease.
Around the age of 40, you may notice adverse changes in sex drive, strength, and energy. Many men simply attribute these (and other) symptoms as being age-related. While this can be the case for some, low-testosterone levels are likely the culprit for most guys.
Low levels of testosterone can throw just about every bodily function out of whack. Low testosterone increases the risk for many bad medical conditions such as diabetes and hardening of the arteries. Boosting T-levels could potentially be an easy fix to many health-related issues aging men experience.
If you or your doctor suspects that you have low-testosterone, he’ll likely ask you a series of questions known as the ADAM questionnaire before doing a blood test. Blood tests are typically done first thing in the morning (when levels are usually highest). However, to determine if you truly have low-T, you may need to have several blood tests done at various hours of the day.
After you’ve been diagnosed with low-testosterone, your doctor will start you on a specialized treatment plan. Here at RivitaLifeMD, we offer Biodentical Hormone Therapy, a well-known natural therapy designed to restore your ideal hormonal balance.
With hormone therapy, you’ll feel like you have a whole new lease on life. Enjoy increased energy levels, a bigger sex drive, and stronger bones all with improved mood levels.
Questions or concerns regarding your T-levels? Fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call (502) 272-4801 and the team at RevitaLifeMD will be happy to help!