The male hormone, Testosterone (considering only men) typically lowers with aging. Typical declines are about 1-3 percent a year starting at age 35 to 40. Sometimes even greater. “It is not uncommon for me to see a man age 45 with a Testosterone level of a 75-year-old man these days” – Dr. Lewerenz.
Low Testosterone levels can result in fatigue, decline in strength diminished mental function/assertation, more aches and pains, low libido and poor erections, weight gain and osteoporosis. “Healthy optimal ranges are around 500 to 1,000ng/dl total” – Dr. Lewerenz. (more…)