Testosterone is the most important sex hormone in men. During puberty, the body ramps up its production of testosterone to generate secondary sex characteristics. Testosterone remains an integral part of a man’s hormonal makeup throughout the rest of his life, helping with many aspects of physical and intellectual performance.
Testosterone and Men’s Health
Most people know testosterone helps make it easier for men, on average, to build muscle compared to women. However, that’s only one small part of its positive effects on the body. Testosterone also regulates mood, energy levels, ability to maintain restful sleep, and much more.
Normal testosterone levels in men range between 300 and 1050 nanograms per deciliter. Even the high end of this figure is a very small amount – in fact, testosterone is one of the only things in the human body measured using these tiny units!
Although 800 nanograms per deciliter is sometimes cited as the “optimal” figure, it can vary widely based on a man’s age, health, fitness, and lifestyle factors. Over time, the amount of testosterone naturally decreases. When testosterone drops too low a man can experience many negative symptoms.
If a man’s “T” levels decline too much or too quickly, he risks becoming unhealthy and facing frustrating symptoms of Low T.
Some common symptoms of low testosterone levels include:
- Weight gain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Problems concentrating
- Weakness or fatigue
One symptom that worries many men is erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction can be caused by many conditions, but hormonal imbalance is often the culprit. When low testosterone is to blame for ED, a man might feel a reduced desire for sex and get less enjoyment while doing it – wanting to “get it over with” when he probably really enjoyed it before.
Fast, Effective Treatment of Low T is Possible
Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, but they can also be affected by lifestyle and medical treatments. A healthier diet and regular exercise can improve levels in many cases. Sometimes the best thing to do is to give the body a healthy boost.
At the biostation, men seeking optimal hormonal health can meet with one of our expert doctors and take the first step to feeling better. Everything starts with our custom blood testing to determine your existing levels – and there are several treatments that can help boost testosterone naturally and safely, if needed.
Some of these treatment options include:
- Nutritional counseling
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Fitness regimens
- Human Growth Hormone (HGH) therapy
- Targeted nutritional supplementation
In almost all cases, it is possible for a man of any age to improve his testosterone results and feel better. The most important thing is to get help from experts who really understand hormones and Functional Medicine. Contact the biostation today to learn more about your treatment options and get on the road to total wellness!