And that can be a problem: If your levels are considered normal, you might not be considered a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy, a treatment that seeks to normalize your testosterone
For men ages 19 and up, normal testosterone levels range from 240 to 950 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). For women ages 19 and up, normal testosterone levels range from 8 to 60 ng/dL.
The range that denotes normal testosterone levels in the body is a good indicator of whether or not one should begin testosterone therapy. If a patient’s testosterone levels are below 450 ng/dl, the doctor or physician should begin testing for symptoms of low-T or hypogonadism .
Any levels below the minimum testosterone levels respective to age to a specific age range is considered as low T. low testosterone can be told from the symptoms it exhibits even before getting that lab test.
A normal male testosterone level peaks at about age 20, and then it slowly declines. Testosterone levels above or below the normal range are considered by many to be out of balance. Moreover, some researchers suggest that the healthiest men have testosterone levels between 400 – 600 ng/dL.
What are Normal Testosterone Levels in Men? In healthy non-obese men, aged 20-40, normal testosterone levels range between 315 to 1000 ng/dL 1, with an average of 627 ng/dL 2. Why Optimizing Your Testosterone is Important. Knowing the average testosterone level for your age can be useful.
Normal Levels of Testosterone in Women. As previously mentioned, assessing what is to be considered as acceptable testosterone levels in women is not always easy. There are no set national guidelines, and the fact that laboratories and medical centers can each have their own set of standards makes this type of diagnosis all that much more difficult.
The normal or reference range is based on pure statistical methodology and simply defines where the middle 95% of the men fall with respect to their testosterone level. The bottom 2.5% are considered to be low and the top 2.5% are considered to be high. If your testosterone level falls within the range of the middle 95% of the population you
What is considered a «normal» testosterone level for a healthy 45 year old man? I have been suffering from a variety of symptoms consistent with low testosterone: low sex drive, lack of morning erections, less intensity during ejaculation, less hard erections, irritability, etc..
Hey guys been reading a lot of posts, I have started Test-C injections talked to my GP who is a D.O. first and he told me that he had NO desire to help with low testosterone he would test me but unless it was super low not his deal. He said there are «those clinic with Doctor’s that will do that» but he he showed no signs of helping me So I started reading a lot, a lot. I should say I am 40 yrs old lift 4 days a week and run 5-8 miles EVERYDAY so I put the work in but still not building muscle not loosing my gut yadayadayada. Like I said started reading went to a site hope this isn’t taboo here Steroids.com and got the scoope on all kinds of things and after doing my research thought I had lowT so I went to «One of those Doctors» and my total test came back @ 450 thats average for an 85 year old man, so anyway this doctor, he helped me! 200mg test-c once a week. So I guess do some research and remember its YOUR health and Your body don’t let some one tell you what to do, period. As they always say GET A SECOND OPINION or a third or fourth there are doctors that will help you. Also I can not stress this enough do the research, most all current research shows these drugs aren’t nearly as bad as the press has made them out to be, they are legal in almost all the world Canada, England, Germany, Japan etc. com’mon people alcohol and smoking kill thousands every year, right? how many of you drink? or smoke? what’s the difference? you don’t know anything about steroids really do you? but you do know you can die from a single over indulgence in alcohol right, just do your home work and if you think you could benefit from some help find a doctor to help and give it a try, if you do and find it’s not for you want your a few bucks big deal, if it helps you may feel better than you have in years and your old lady will Appreciate the effort to also.You guys know there is a much better way to increase test levels than HRT, right? It’s called nutrition and lifestyle. Increase intake of zinc and selenium. Try eating oysters a couple of times a week, and 3-4 Brazil nuts, morning and night. Combine this with plenty of fatty foods (cholesterol won’t peak. Cholesterol levels are more a function of insulin sensitivity/resistance than dietary cholesterol.) Your body will need the cholesterol in fatty foods in order to manufacture hormones, including testosterone. Of course, my evidence is purely anecdotal, but in three months, eating 6-8 Brazil nuts per day, with supplemental zinc, and a 5-10 minute, high-intensity, full body resistance training session (olympic lifting; multi-joint movements, and a reasonably hight weight) 3 days a week, along with consumption of a LARGE amount of fatty, cholesterol-laden foods, like bacon, milk, and a LOT of red meat, I lowered my LDL cholesterol levels by almost 40 points, increased testosterone levels from 233 to 645, lost 20 lbs of fat, and gained 20 lbs of muscle. Sleep is another big part of the equation. Sleep deprivation causes elevated cortisol levels, which exist in inverse proportion to testosterone levels. Cortisol also, by the way, is part of the mechanism for downregulation of insulin sensitivity, which leads to, you guessed it, cholesterol problems. Make sure you are getting adequate sleep in a completely dark room. Not even the flashing red light from your alarm clock is ok. Get blackout curtains, and cover up every possible light source. Low-t can be a tricky beast to fight because you will, inevitably, stress about your condition. It may make you feel like less of a man. The stress you experience will cause your body to increase production of cortisol, which is a stress-hormone. The cortisol will cause your test levels to decrease further. It’s a pretty vicious cycle. You may also want to have your doctor check for levels of sex-hormone binding globulin. It neutralizes testosterone and other sex hormones. Total testosterone counts are not the same as free testosterone levels. Another helpful thing to note is that the amount of fruit your doctor tells you to eat is A LOT more than you need, and excess fructose will increase levels of serum albumin, which binds with testosterone, and renders it inert. This is a bad thing. Simply put, there are very few fruits you actually need. Stick to things like blueberries, in moderation, which are very high in antioxidants. Don’t listen to people who tell you to eat apples for fiber. You’ll get more than enough fiber if you’re eating healthy amounts of vegetables, and you’ll get them without dumping nearly as much fructose into your body. Can you tell that biochem is my research focus? Lol. Hope some of this is helpful to someone.Hey Ed, Believe it or not what your going through is pretty typical. As a physician’s assistant, at your age it is normal to have this. In fact sometimes it comes and goes as I see in patients on a frequent basis. If it persists I think you need another doctor. You are right it is a quality of life issue. 45 is not old and your sex life should go on for many years to come. Of course your doctor does not care about your sex drive. It simply is not considered in the field of medicine necassary to get hard erections with explosive climax results. as far as normal level of testoserone they say 200- 850 depending on what doctor you ask. now I have taken care of guys as young as 19 and men in their late 60’s and the level I consider borderline is no lower then 350 and even this is low. Will give an injection and usally would like to see from the shot over 500. if not high 400’s. I have had a great sucess treating patients with cycles of testosterone. My advice is to go and find out from a doctor who specializes in testosterone replacement therapy. who will monitor on a regular basis and takes you seriously. Find out about the risks and rewards of hormone therapy. I’m sure you won’t be dissapointed.go see a urologist, I had same problem with family Doc and seen a urologist and now on testosterone replacement. been working real well, like an 18 year old again and I feel better. I am 42 years oldI am a 32 year old male with low testosterone and hypothyroidism and my testosterone at my first test was 298 then about 6 weeks later it was 199. My family Dr, started me on testosterone injections bi-weekly, and at my last test my testosterone is at 478. But my thyroid has started to stop working properly and my cholesterol and my triglycerides have both shot to over 300, and on top of that my insulin has declined and I am on medication for that also. My weight had went from 285 to 360 in about 6 weeks. I also feel that my bone density has diminished drastically, I just wonder if getting a shot of testosterone weekly would help boost my metabolism and help me shed weight along with getting my thyroid back to a productive levelThere is a lot of great information on here. Not that we are all trying to compare level as we all are facing the same issues, however my test level is only 80 right now. I went to my family doc 6 months ago explaining to him the same things we have all said here. 6 months ago my test level was 90, I started injections. 1 shot monthly, did that for the past 4 months and now as of today my level is down to 80. Not good at all. It’s not helping and getting very frustrating. Now we are going to try injections twice per month and see how that goes. With a level of only 80, no wonder I can’t get myself to do ANYTHING, I feel so tired all the time. Suggestions?I have a similar scenario. I can get FreeT4 and TSH done [mid range] but T3 and its reverse is out of the question for normal requirements in many places. I got the book by Dr Durrant -Peatfield and wised up accordingly, but the Docs all just want to believe T4 magic numbers and not get into probably expensive and exploratory areas of secondary hypothyroidism.. I did have a head injury 7 years ago and this was neglected, also. I’ve had high BP lethargy, fatigue,sleep problems and lowT the latter now finally being addressed by Endo using creams for now. This is not my ideal solution- but movement in the right direction, at least.I’ve seen that hypothyroid issues can affect Test. levels but not the reverse, Many of these metabolic interactions will take time to settle out and it seems you have a lot happening at once here. That’s an awful lot of weight gain, also. Diet/exercise advice?I am internal medicine physician ,for almost 2 years now I have been having symptoms like mood swings ,fatigue ,low sexual drive ,I am 35 ,single ,my GF obviously not satisfied ,I checked my T level and came back at 267 , I honestly thought of moving on as the reference range says normal above 200 ,until I checked out this thread ,I am definitely going to see Endo or urologist to start me on HRT . Thanks to every one for the feedback .Yeah, just pray to Jesus to give you more testosterone. I just found mine is 119(L) ng/dl. Think I’ll be going in for the shot as I have not enough energy to even pray.
Unfortunately, levels decline with aging and may fall below the normal range. Read on to learn about testosterone levels by age as well as symptoms of low testosterone and testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone Levels by Age: The BAD News. As men age, total testosterone levels decline.
Average Testosterone Levels by Age. When determining what’s considered a normal testosterone level, it’s best to look at what the reference range is for men your age. Researchers have known for years that T levels typically drop by about 1% every year after you hit your mid-30s.
Treatment is sometimes considered if you’re experiencing symptoms related to low testosterone. If a young man’s low testosterone is a problem for a couple trying to get pregnant , gonadotropin