As men age, testosterone levels decrease, leading to various negative symptoms, from mood changes to increased risk of low bone density.
Testosterone levels can begin to decrease as young as 30 years old, but there can be variance with this. Your testosterone levels can decrease starting earlier or even later in life.
On top of this, the issue isn’t when your testosterone levels begin to decrease but if you have enough testosterone to avoid the adverse effects. The only way to know your testosterone levels is through a testosterone screening. Let’s look at when it may be time to get one.
What Are The Symptoms of Low Testosterone?
Testosterone is a crucial sex hormone that is responsible for a variety of bodily functions. With a decreased supply, you are bound to experience effects. Some of the common symptoms of low testosterone are:
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mood changes, specifically feeling depressed or irritable
- Loss of hair
- Increased body fat
- Difficulty concentrating
Symptoms can vary from person to person. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is best to visit a doctor and request a testosterone screening.
What Can a Testosterone Screening Do for You?
A healthy testosterone level is between 300 ng/dL and 1000 ng/dL. Something to note, though, is that even with low testosterone, you may not exhibit symptoms. You may have low testosterone without exhibiting symptoms.
That is why checking your testosterone at any point can be beneficial. Even without symptoms, low testosterone can still leave you susceptible to an increased risk of developing diseases and disorders such as heart disease or bone loss.
Testosterone Screen at The Oregon Man Clinics
Low testosterone can be deadly. Checking your testosterone levels can be the first step in a necessary treatment to ensure quality of life and proper health.
At The Oregon Man Clinics, we recognize the importance of testosterone screenings, so we are proud to offer free testosterone screenings. Should your results indicate low testosterone, we can begin exploring your options, such as testosterone replacement therapy.
With three locations in Bend, Springfield, and Eugene, Oregon, we look forward to being able to help you.
To schedule an appointment or learn more information, call our Bend, OR location at 541-508-4858 or connect with our Springfield and Eugene, OR, offices at 541-505-8773.