Men — and women — need healthy levels of testosterone
If this doesn’t work, adding testosterone replacement may be appropriate. But, this MUST be done correctly, the right form of testosterone, the correct amount of testosterone. The doctor MUST know what he or she is doing, and sadly most doctors do NOT know what they are doing regarding testosterone replacement.
Testosterone levels usually peak during adolescence and early adulthood. Then, as we age, the level gradually declines starting at about after age 30 or 40. Although it’s normal for older adults to experience low levels, your doctor can determine if it’s part of the normal aging process or if there is another cause. This helps ensure proper treatment. It’s important to make sure your levels aren’t too low or too high.
Why are your levels so important? It helps maintain:
- Bone growth and health
- Fat distribution
- Muscle strength and mass
- Facial and body hair
- Red blood cell production
- Sex drive