• At What Age Does Testosterone Start Decreasing?

    on Apr 5th, 2019

You’ve heard talk about it at the gym and on TV. And now the internet’s delivering you these very pointed ads about “low testosterone,” “low T,”  or — more ominously — “hypogonadism” (FYI, they’re all the same thing).

You’re convinced those web-crawling algorithms have got it all wrong. You’re not old enough to start losing testosterone. Yeah, you’re losing your hair, but that’s a sign that you still have plenty of T, right?

The bad news is that your T levels can start to power down just after the age of 30, or even sooner if you have an underlying medical condition or use anabolic steroids. The good news is that the doctors who run the seven locations of our Men's T Clinic in Dallas, Frisco, The Colony, Houston, Cypress, Pearland, and Pasadena, Texas, all suffered from low T at one point, and they know how to stop it.

Is your T taking a hike?

Now that you know those algorithms may not be that far off after all, you might wonder, what are the signs that your T really is on the wane? You won’t like them:

In other words, low T can counteract all the good you’ve been trying to do for your body by maintaining a healthy weight, getting adequate exercise, and eating clean.

Or is it your thyroid?

Symptoms such as fatigue and weight gain, though, may have causes other than low T, such as hypothyroidism. That’s why getting a medical evaluation is so important before you start trying to rectify the problem on your own with supplements or protein drinks.  

Your butterfly-shaped thyroid gland is located at the base of your throat. Your thyroid is responsible for producing hormones that affect your heart rate, temperature, and other vital functions. When your thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones — a condition known as hypothyroidism — you may develop symptoms similar to those caused by hypogonadism.

When you come to Men’s T Clinic, our doctors perform a comprehensive medical examination, which includes a medical history and blood tests. Depending on the results, they custom design a treatment program for you.

Create more T naturally

If you do have low T without any underlying conditions, your team may recommend simple lifestyle changes to boost your T levels. Some means of increasing testosterone include:

You may also be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

The right TRT for you

If your Men’s T Clinic doctor recommends TRT, he bases the dosing and scheduling on your needs. If you’ve only had low T levels for a short time and you’re relatively young, you may just need short-term TRT. If your low T is a chronic condition, you might need to maintain TRT over the long term.

You can also choose from TRT in various formulations, from topical creams and gels, to pellets or injections. Your doctor monitors your T levels during your therapy and makes adjustments as necessary.

The first step is finding out if you have low T, hypothyroidism, or another condition at the root of your symptoms. Call today for a consultation or book your appointment online.

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