When most boys are young, looking up to an adult is normal. They want to be big and strong, work like adults and even play sports and exercise like adults as well. One of the things that makes this possible is testosterone.
As boys reach their teen years, testosterone increases. This causes the voice to drop and muscles to grow larger and stronger. This production of testosterone increases until men reach their late 30’s-40’s in age. At this point the very thing that turned boys into men is starting to decrease every year. By the time the average man reaches age 60, twenty percent have less testosterone. This trend increases about one percent every year.
Testosterone levels are measured in nanograms per deciliter of blood. When levels fall below 300ng/dL low testosterone is diagnosed. The normal range for men is 300-1000ng/dL. As testosterone levels drop, and unfortunately they will with age, many symptoms can affect every day life. Some symptoms and issues are subtle, while others can be life threatening.
Low sex drive.
This is one of the first signs of a low testosterone problem. Inability to perform sex or lack of interest is a definite sign of low testosterone.
Testosterone is a key player in hair production. During puberty, body hair increases and with the loss of testosterone, often times hair goes along with it.
Feeling tired and weak is very common with low test. If normal chores or activities are becoming harder to complete, low test may be an issue.
Loss of muscle/increased fat.
As testosterone drops, estrogen can increase causing fat to be stored more and muscles to lose their youthful appearance.
These are only a few of the symptoms of low testosterone. Fortunately a natural testosterone boosting transdermal skin patch can improve many of the negative symptoms. Having a blood test is the only way to know for sure if testosterone levels are low. If this is the case, options are available to give you back a drive for life and that youthful energy we all thrive for.