A large percentage of men who have been told their testosterone is fine actually have low testosterone. Often the total amount of testosterone is read as adequate, but the amount of usable testosterone is low.
Testosterone levels gradually decline at a rate of about 1-2% per year starting your late 20′s. Because this happens so slow, men often do not notice these symptoms and do not realize how low their testosterone actually is until years later. Most men in their late 30 and older are operating at about 50% of your optimal range. We usually treat males who are over 35 years of age but there are some exceptions.
Many men suffer needlessly because their testosterone is never checked, they are in the “range” or the wrong test is ordered. Men as young as 25 to 30 years in age are presenting with low levels of testosterone, which was not the case 10 or 20 years ago. This is possibly a result of environmental toxins, plastics, pesticides, pollutants and/or xenoestrogens in the environment.
Men with low testosterone may have subtle to profound symptoms, ranging form poor motivation, anxiety, weight gain, and loss sense of well being to profound depression, and loss of sex drive. Men with low testosterone cannot only enjoy an improved quality of life with testosterone supplementation, but it will also provide a significant decreased risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and death.
Testosterone optimization can result in:
Decreased aging of heart and better circulation
Protects against heart disease
Lowers cholesterol levels
Decreased risk of heart attacks and strokes
Decreased risk of diabetes
Decreased body fat
Increased lean muscle
Decreased brain aging
Improved memory, mental functioning and ability
Improved concentration and focus
Decreased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s
Increased sense of well being and mood
Increased energy, stamina and endurance
Increased sexual potency and frequency
Decreased risk of prostate cancer