What’s a Normal Testosterone Level in Men?

Normal Testosterone Level in Men
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For some men, understanding the finite mechanisms behind our body’s response to testosterone levels can be difficult to comprehend, due in large part to the fact that testosterone controls such a wide variety of processes and features of both the male and female physiology. That being said, gaining a more comprehensive knowledge of this element of the hormonal spectrum will allow individuals of both genders to become much better* educated as to the “ins” and “outs” of their own bodies.

Testosterone is commonly thought of as the body’s “sex” hormone, which, in many ways, is entirely true! In additional to this vital function, testosterone also controls a wide range of other elements of the human physiology, including muscle growth, general emotional well-being and physical vitality. Although it’s easy to overlook these elements of testosterone’s larger influence, fluctuations in testosterone levels can quickly cause a wide range of both physical and physiological problems. We’ve compiled this guide in order to help individuals better* understand the role of testosterone in the male physique. Information is included related to “standard” levels of testosterone in men throughout a wide spectrum of years, as well as additional information concerning possible problems that could results from both excessive and reduced* levels of testosterone in the body. The information presented here, while informative, is not meant to serve as a replacement for a more traditional and educated medical diagnosis. Instead, our brief introduction to testosterone, should, in many ways, act as a launching point for individuals who wish to better* understand the role of testosterone in their body and what may be causing any one of several medical issues they might currently be experiencing. If you have any further questions about testosterone, or suspect that you might be suffering from a more serious condition related to testosterone fluctuations, we highly recommend that you contact your doctor immediately, as these problems could be quite serious.

Normal Testosterone Levels

Depending on a man’s particular age, it’s not uncommon for testosterone levels to vary largely. Because of this, it’s impossible to pinpoint a “normal” testosterone level that is applicable for more than a short period of time. Instead of focusing on what is considered to be “normal”, many medical professionals will devote additional effort to attempting to discover the physical side effects of abnormal levels of testosterone, those that are both above and below standard norms. This, in effect, becomes a more accurate method of observation, if only due to the fact that men can quickly determine what is and is not caused by hormonal fluctuations. When levels are at their “normal” settings, any physical problems that manifest themselves are likely to be caused by some other problem.

How to Measure Your Own Testosterone Levels?

If you are interested in gaining an accurate assessment of your current testosterone levels, you will most likely need to visit a medical professional, as this type of assessment cannot be undertaken on your own. That being said, individuals who are interested in learning the average testosterone levels in men of a certain age can do so using simple internet research. Not only is this information widely available, but it is almost guaranteed* to provide additional insight into an issue that, for many, may seem to be confusing and cryptic.

High Levels Of Testosterone

Although reduced* testosterone levels are most often considered to be a “problem” for men, some individuals may experience detrimental health side effects as a result of overly augmented testosterone. Some of the most common health risks associated with this abnormally high volume of testosterone includes a range of potentially serious conditions, including heart disease. If you have been diagnosed with abnormally high testosterone, you will need to discuss this problem with your doctor to determine what the best possible treatment method may be. Only then can you determine what a responsible and mature response to this condition truly is.

Low Levels Of Testosterone

This condition is much more common than high testosterone, and is widely considered to be an unavoidable element of the aging process. That being said, men can circumvent many of the problems associated with low testosterone, including depression, loss of muscle development and reduced* sex drive, using hormone replacement therapy. Not only does hormone replacement therapy provide proven* results, it can typically be undertaken in a safe, responsible manner. That being said, men should always consult with their doctor about hormone therapy to learn what potential health risks may be involved. Many men have profited from this particular form of therapy.

Conclusion

Although our hormone levels are guaranteed* to change over time, men who experience these fluctuations at abnormal periods of time or at varying degrees of intensity can regulate their body’s mechanisms through a variety of medicinal treatments. Not only are these treatments tested and safe, they can be quite valuable for individuals of all ages. If you believe that you may be able to profit from hormone modification, your first step should always be to discuss your individual condition with a certified medical professional. Not only will these individuals be able to give you a more accurate assessment and overview of testosterone therapy, but they can also help you determine how likely these treatments are to benefit you. Regardless, it’s important to remember that fluctuations in testosterone levels should be an expected element of the aging process. If you are approaching middle age or retirement years, testosterone fluctuations are a natural and healthy element of the experience. Don’t allow you to fret or worry about a condition that, in many ways, should be considered an entirely natural and, in many ways, beneficial part of the process. If you have any questions, we highly recommend that you discuss your particular condition with your doctor. Good luck and good health!

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Expert Author : Mark Simms (Consumer Health Digest)

Mark Simms is a prolific freelance health and beauty writer, independent researcher with a long history and expertise of providing reliable and relatable health content for magazines, newsletters, websites including blogs and journals. He also enjoy exploring men’s and women’s health category writing articles about sex and relationships, product review and providing information on sexual health.