The Truth About Low Testosterone
Wondering if your Testosterone is Low?
Testosterone is a hormone produced by the male testicles and is responsible for the development of male characteristics, such as facial hair and a deep voice. It is also important for maintaining muscle mass, bone density, and sex drive. In men, testosterone levels naturally decrease with age. However, low testosterone (also known as hypogonadism) can also be caused by certain medical conditions or treatments.
For years the medical profession has typically defined low testosterone levels as being below 300 ng/dL. However, the normal range for testosterone levels can vary slightly depending on the laboratory that is performing the test. It is important to note that testosterone levels can fluctuate throughout the day and can be affected by various factors, including stress, illness, and certain medications.
Unfortunately, often times by the time a man’s testosterone has dipped below the 300 threshold, they have been experiencing symptoms related to low testosterone for a long time. The magic number of 300 has, in large part, been dictated as the number a patient has to reach before an insurance company will pay for treatment. This means that a man may be suffering from crankiness, loss of energy, and decreased libido long before insurance will cover treatment.
Our philosophy is to assess and treat the early stages of low testosterone before it significantly impacts a man’s quality of life. Through proper lab tests, we measure testosterone levels and provide treatment (TRT) to combat the issue.
If you are concerned about your testosterone levels, contact Caliper Wellness to discuss the best treatment plan for you. We currently offer TRT through telemedicine in Florida and New York.