And why the normal testosterone range is a big lie
Amidst the hustle and bustle of life’s responsibilities, it’s easy to overlook a silent but significant factor that plays a crucial role in both how you feel every day AND your overall health — testosterone.
This mighty hormone not only affects muscles and libido, but also influences your energy levels, cognitive abilities, and even your confidence.
What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
Testosterone, often referred to as the male sex hormone, is a vital hormone found in both men and women. However, testosterone levels are typically higher in men, which is why it’s the key male sex hormone.
As men age, testosterone levels naturally decline. Production peaks in a man’s teens and remains high until his mid-thirties, when testosterone begins to decline. Older men generally have lower testosterone levels than younger men.
Low testosterone levels, or low T, can lead to a cascade of issues that can hinder your quality of life. Low testosterone level symptoms may include fatigue, weakness, lack of motivation, weight gain, obesity, depression, and irritability.
Now you might wonder, is there a normal range my testosterone levels should be in?
What’s a normal range of testosterone?
Many primary care doctors and endocrinologists (healthcare providers who specialize in hormones) typically assess your testosterone levels based on a normal reference range.
For example, this means that even if your testosterone levels drop from, say, 800 down to 400 over just a few years, your doctor may still consider both levels within the normal testosterone reference range.
But they’d still be overlooking the fact that your personal testosterone levels have significantly decreased. The lab results aren’t telling the whole story of the impact on your body and life.
Here’s what’s important — and often disregarded by many medical practitioners — just because something is considered in the normal range it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s optimal for YOU and your health. The traditional normal testosterone range may not be what will help you function well and feel your best.
What does it mean to have optimal hormone levels and how can you increase your testosterone?
Optimal hormone levels may slightly vary from normal levels. At our regenerative medical clinic RegenCen, our providers prioritize maintaining your testosterone levels in an ideal range. For example, research shows that men in their 50s may have improved health outcomes with testosterone levels optimized at a level higher than what’s typical or “normal” for that age.
“That is why Regenerative Medicine is different than all my years in primary care – we want to optimize, not normalize,” says Dr. Gustav Lo, Medical Director of RegenCen.
“If I can take your testosterone to your younger normal level and cut your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cognitive decline, plus make you feel more vital and stronger, then why would anyone want to stay in the ‘normal’ range for their age?”
Listen firsthand to Dr. Gustav Lo discuss testosterone replacement therapy at RegenCen
For men experiencing the effects of low T, there’s a game changing treatment: testosterone replacement therapy, or more commonly referred to as TRT.
Testosterone replacement for low testosterone not only can help increase your confidence and drive, but also help you feel rested and rejuvenated, with sharper focus and fewer memory issues.
1. Get back your drive
Are you approaching your 40s and noticing a significant decline in drive and motivation? This can make simple daily work tasks and home chores can feel like a burden, and your once-active libido may have all but disappeared.
If you’ve been feeling a lack of enthusiasm, reduced ambition, or a decreased libido, low T could be the culprit. These low testosterone levels can significantly impact a man’s drive, both in terms of motivation and sexual desire.
Testosterone replacement therapy can help restore your drive by replenishing your hormone levels to an optimal range. By addressing the underlying cause, TRT can reignite your passion for life and enhance your sexual vitality.
2. Sleep through the night
Are you experiencing sleepless nights that leave you feeling tired and irritable when you wake up? Wondering if the rest of your life is just going to be constant fatigue?
Sleep disturbances are another common problem faced by men with low testosterone.
Many men aren’t aware just how much testosterone plays a crucial role in regulating sleep patterns. Insufficient hormone levels can lead to restless nights, frequent awakenings, and even sleep apnea.
Testosterone replacement therapy can restore hormonal balance and help promote more restful sleep, allowing you to wake up refreshed and rejuvenated.
After starting testosterone replacement therapy, most patients at RegenCen report a significant improvement in their sleep quality. You’ll finally enjoy uninterrupted nights of restful sleep.
3. Say goodbye to brain fog and memory issues
Do you struggle with forgetfulness and mental fatigue? Does it affect your productivity and overall well-being? Does struggling to find the right words embarrass you?
Brain fog and memory lapses are often attributed to aging, but low testosterone can be a major factor.
Testosterone plays a crucial role in cognitive functions, which can include memory, focus, and mental clarity. When testosterone levels decline, men may experience difficulty concentrating, decreased mental sharpness, memory issues (especially word-finding), and even moodiness.
By restoring testosterone levels through testosterone replacement, you can bid farewell to brain fog and reclaim your mental acuity.
With testosterone replacement therapy at RegenCen, our patients have reported a notable improvement in their mental clarity and ability to focus on tasks at hand.
4. Crush those workouts again
Are you an avid gym-goer, but lately it seems like you can’t make any improvements or gains, despite maintaining a consistent workout routine?
Two of the noticeable effects of low testosterone are a loss of muscle mass and reduced physical performance. If you’ve been hitting the gym but seeing limited results—despite putting in effort—low T could be to blame.
And the most reliable results of testosterone replacement are regaining muscle mass, increasing strength, and enhancing your endurance.
Many of our clients tell us that after their testosterone levels were optimized, they were able to break through exercise plateaus, smash their gym workouts, and achieve fitness goals they thought weren’t possible because of their age.
“It wasn’t until I started TRT that I was really able to see improvement in my strength, muscle definition, and overall physical performance,” M.S., RegenCen patient.
5. Increase your confidence at work and in the bedroom
Do you lack the confidence you used to have years ago? Are you constantly questioning yourself and your career?
By restoring optimal testosterone levels through hormone replacement therapy, you can experience a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem.
In the workplace, increased confidence can lead to improved assertiveness, decision-making, and leadership qualities. This boost in confidence can propel you to pursue new opportunities, take on challenging tasks, and excel in your career.
Similarly, in the bedroom, testosterone therapy can reignite sexual desire, improve performance, and restore a sense of confidence and satisfaction. With enhanced confidence, you can embrace your sexuality, communicate effectively with your partner, and experience a more fulfilling and enjoyable intimate life.
Testosterone Replacement with pellets at RegenCen
Testosterone replacement therapy has emerged as a true game-changer for men seeking to reclaim their vitality and optimize their overall well-being. Men at RegenCen have told us that they finally feel like they’re fulfilling their potential for the first time in a long time.
You can beat the blahs that once ruled your life and get back in the game.
By addressing the underlying causes of low libido, poor sleep, low energy and brain fog, testosterone replacement therapy with pellets offers a multitude of benefits that can transform your life.
First, TRT can help you to regain your drive, reigniting motivation and reviving your passions in life.
Better, deeper sleep is possible, as testosterone replacement can help you achieve restful nights. Imagine waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Brain fog and memory issues can become a thing of the past, as TRT can restore your cognitive function, enhancing focus, mental clarity, and sharpening memory.
For men frustrated with decreasing physical performance, testosterone therapy overcomes barriers, and promotes muscle growth, strength, and endurance — which can all help you push your boundaries at the gym once again.
Last but not least, TRT works wonders for confidence, both in the workplace and in your personal life. Restoring optimal testosterone levels can help you feel self-assured again. The impact isn’t small — whether it’s making decisive career moves or better, more fulfilling experiences in the bedroom, TRT can greatly enhance the quality of your everyday life.
Testosterone replacement therapy is not just a stop-gap solution — it’s a transformation that can and should be long term. Bring back vitality, vigor, and an overall better sense of well being.
If you’re feeling anything OTHER than optimal, and are ready to unlock your full potential as a man, schedule an appointment with an expert Regenerative Medicine provider at RegenCen today.