What levels of testosterone are considered low?
In men, testosterone is linked to a great deal of functions that determine your well-being and health. As men age, testosterone levels decrease, which, in some cases, can even begin as early as 30. Most laboratory tests give a healthy range of testosterone to be between approximately 250 - 1000 ng/dL. This is a wide range of acceptable testosterone levels, but the rate of testosterone decline and symptom occurrences varies from patient to patient. In fact, some patients may have testosterone levels between 300 – 500 ng/dL and still display symptoms of testosterone deficiency.
As testosterone levels drop, men often experience:
- Decreased erection frequency & firmness
- Low libido
- Trouble losing weight
- Trouble gaining muscle with exercise
- Decreased exercise performance
- Mood swings
- Bone loss and fractures
- Heart Disease and high blood pressure
- Muscle loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decrease in height