Changes in Testosterone

What happens to my T-Levels as I age?

In Men's Health, Testosterone by Optimal Health MD

Natural Testosterone Levels decline with Age, requiring Male Hormone Replacement.

Testosterone levels are at their highest during adolescence and well into the twenties. As you age, however, your natural testosterone levels decline about one percent each year, and in some cases, up to two percent after age 30 or 35. Urologists, Age Management Physicians, and Low T Doctors try to determine if low testosterone levels in middle age or older men are due to normal aging (Andropause), or if this issue is due to a health condition known as hypogonadism, where the pituitary gland or testes are no longer functioning to secrete normal androgen levels.

Testosterone Therapy for Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism is a male hormone disorder in which the body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles or with the pituitary gland hormones (LH & FSH) that control the specialized cells (Leydig cells) in the testicles. Testosterone Replacement Therapy can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in these men. Doctors may prescribe testosterone as injections such as Depo-Testosterone, cypionate injections such as Actavis Testosterone Injections, enanthate injections such as Delatestryl, propionate injections such as Testoviron®, undecanoate injections such as Aveed®, hormone pellets, patches or gels and creams such as Androgel®, Forstesta®, Testim®, Axiron®, and Testogel® topical androgen medications. 

Testosterone and Aging – Does Low T cause the signs and symptoms of aging?

Many Age Management Physicians and Anti-Aging Doctors who treat men with hormonal imbalance believe that as hormones decline, health declines. Men can experience many signs and symptoms of hormone deficiency as they age. Some aging symptoms can occur as a result of lower testosterone levels and can include the following:

Changes in sexual function and libido. Low T symptoms may include reduced sexual desire, ED symptoms, weak erections and fewer spontaneous erections, low sperm count, and infertility. 

Changes in sleep patterns. Low testosterone can cause insomnia, night sweats, and other sleep disturbances.

Physical body changes. Low T can cause very low energy, feeling tired all day, increased adipose body fat, loose muscles, rapid weight gain, and decreased bone density (Osteoporosis). Fine facial lines and wrinkles, hair loss, graying and dry hair texture are also common.

Emotional and mood changes. Low testosterone can cause a decrease in drive, ambition, motivation, and loss of self-confidence. Many men feel socially withdrawn, get couch potato syndrome, or feel sad or depressed. It is not uncommon for men with Low T to experience bursts of anger and wide mood swings, memory loss, and trouble concentrating or focusing.

Low T signs and symptoms can be worsened by or caused by natural aging, alcohol abuse, drug medication side effects, sleep apnea, thyroid problems, diabetes, obesity, or low Growth Hormone levels caused by AGHD (Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency). A testosterone blood test is the only way to properly diagnose a low testosterone level.

Testosterone Therapy for Healthy Aging, Restoring Youth & Vitality

Testosterone Therapy can help treat the effects of hypogonadism and Erectile Dysfunction (ED). There is much evidence that testosterone replacement therapy along with proper diet, exercise, and other hormones such as HGH and DHEA, have benefits for older men with testosterone deficiency. Men with Low T who take testosterone medications find that the therapy can help them feel younger and more vigorous as they age. Testosterone Therapy is not prescribed for men who have healthy testosterone levels. Healthy men who take testosterone medications to increase muscle mass and athletic performance are abusing the drug, not trying to fix or repair Low T Levels.

Talk to your Doctor about Testosterone Therapy

If you are unsure whether Testosterone Therapy might be right for you, talk to your doctor. If your family doctor or general practitioner doesn’t have experience with TRT, contact our hormone doctors, who have years of experience in Male Hormone Replacement Therapy to learn about TRT uses, benefits, and potential risks.

Why take Testosterone for Hormone Therapy?

Testosterone Therapy has many potential benefits as you age.

Men who take testosterone experience an almost immediate boost in sex drive and energy. Because of this, many aging men consider Testosterone Replacement Therapy and HGH Therapy using bio-identical hormones to help them feel younger, look younger, and have more vitality as they age.

Testosterone Therapy for Normal Aging. While Testosterone Treatment is not solely prescribed as an Anti-Aging Treatment, for men experiencing debilitating effects of low testosterone levels (LOW T), androgen supplementation can have positive effects on their daily lives, including both their relationships and careers. As you get older and age-related hormone symptoms start to negatively impact your life, Testosterone Therapy is more than an Anti-Aging Therapy; it is a Healthy Aging Therapy that can provide you a variety of benefits for age-related health issues, such as a decline in testosterone. Testosterone can also help women with osteoporosis, breast cancer, and FSD or Female Sexual Dysfunction. 

Main Benefits of Testosterone for Aging Men

  • Boost Sex Drive
  • Increase Bone Density
  • Improve Mood & Motivation
  • Improve Fat Cell Distribution
  • Increase Muscle Mass and Strength
  • Promote Sperm Production and Fertility

Testosterone Risks and Side Effects: What are the risks of testosterone therapy? Testosterone is an anabolic steroid and many side effects of anabolic steroid use can also occur if androgen drugs are not used as prescribed, over-used, or abused.

  • Cause sleep apnea.
  • Cause acne, oily skin, and hair.
  • Prostate health problems.
  • Enlarged breasts known as Gynecomastia or man-boobs.
  • Aromatization – conversion of excess testosterone to estrogens.
  • Increased risk of blood clots forming in a deep vein DVT.

Qualifying for Testosterone Therapy

You must have a Doctor’s Prescription to Buy Testosterone

Your Testosterone Treatment Doctor will measure your testosterone hormone levels, have you pass a physical examination, and full medical evaluation to help determine if Testosterone Therapy is an option for you. You can only purchase testosterone or Human Growth Hormone medicines with a prescription for Hormone Replacement Therapy.  

We are leading Testosterone Therapy Specialists. Our endocrinologists, urologists, and age management doctors have years of experience specifically treating men with clinical hypogonadism and other hormonal deficiencies and imbalance including DHEA, thyroid, and human growth hormone. Call us today or fill out the Free Consultation Form to learn more about Testosterone Deficiency or Andropause and to get the best treatment available in the USA.