Getting to Know the Reasons Behind Fluctuating Testosterone Levels
Posted: September 1, 2015
Twenty years ago, the subject of low testosterone wasn’t even a blip on the medical radar screen, and information on symptoms or possible treatments was nonexistent. Fortunately for middle-aged men, medical research has uncovered some truths about decreases in testosterone and its importance to male health. Even with these advances, it’s estimated that only about 10 percent of the 13 million American men suffering from low testosterone are receiving any sort of treatment.
A man’s testosterone level usually peaks in his 20s, then slowly decreases beginning around age 30. A 1 percent per-year decrease in testosterone is average for middle-aged and older men, but over time this deficit builds enough to spawn a series of symptoms.
Excessive fatigue, loss of muscle mass, increases in belly fat, poor concentration, irritability, hair loss, and lowered sexual desires are just some of the frequently described symptoms associated with diminished levels of testosterone. These symptoms build gradually, so a decline in any one of these areas can go unnoticed for months or even years. Because some of these side effects also can be attributed to other health issues, such as being overweight, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or even certain types of medications, men often don’t receive the right diagnosis or treatment options from their primary physicians.
This is where Low T Center can help. We can run a simple blood test processed in-house, so we know right away what your testosterone levels are and if you’re a candidate for treatment. If you’d like to get your numbers checked, find your nearest Low T Center, or make an appointment online today.
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