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Testosterone is a sex hormone made in the testicles and adrenal glands, which is important for sexual and reproductive development. You can test your testosterone levels with a simple pin-prick blood test, to check if your levels are normal. If your levels of testosterone are too low a repeat test is recommended after 4 weeks, and a referral to a specialist may be needed if your levels continue to be low.
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What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the male sex hormone, it is found in both humans and some other animals. The testicles are primarily responsible for making testosterone in men. Women’s ovaries also make testosterone, but in very small quantities. The level and production of testosterone starts to increase, heavily, during puberty and then begins to decline after the age of 30 and over.
Testosterone is commonly associated with sex drive in men and plays a vital role in the production of sperm. Since testosterone plays a vital role in sex drive, lower levels can lead to a disinterest in sex and impotence. Testosterone can also affect bone and muscle mass; the way fat is stored in the body for men and even the amount of red blood cell production. Testosterone levels in men can also have an effect on mood. Low levels of testosterone can lead to moodiness, or feelings of depression and low self-esteem.
What Causes Low Levels of Testosterone?
Testosterone production and levels naturally taper off as a man ages and they are at their highest level of production after puberty, up until the age of 30, and as mentioned, levels gradually begin to decline. Injury to the testicles, cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy and some medications can negatively impact testosterone production. Chronic health conditions such as AIDS, kidney disease, alcoholism and liver cirrhosis also contribute to low levels of testosterone.
Low testosterone levels can also be directly correlated to poor diet, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Lifestyle changes can therefore impact your level of testosterone production. Some other ranking contributing factors include excessive alcohol consumption, use of some medications, use of anabolic steroids and use of illicit drugs.
How Can I Treat Low Levels of Testosterone?
If you have abnormally low levels of testosterone due to some of the aforementioned reasons that you have attempted to control or cannot control, there are methods that can be adopted to boost levels artificially.
Tostran gel is a topical treatment that has testosterone as the active ingredient. Tostran gel is applied and rubbed onto the shoulders, stomach, thighs and upper arms. There is a vehicle that allows the hormone to penetrate the skin to allow for absorption and therefore raise the baseline testosterone levels. Following absorption symptoms linked to masculinity, body composition and sex should eventually be alleviated.
Tostran gel can be purchased from Cloud Pharmacy through our online doctor service, where our doctors will carefully assess your consultation. Should the medical team see it fit that Tostran gel is an appropriate treatment for you, it will be sent out in discreet packaging to your address.
What is a good Testosterone level?
Generally, the normal total testosterone level in men is above 12 nmol/L, a borderline level is 8-12 nmol/L and a low level is <8 nmol/L. These ranges may vary slightly depending on the laboratory which performs your test.
As men get older, their testosterone levels steadily, but slowly, decrease at a rate of about 1–2% each year. On top of this, testosterone levels in men naturally vary throughout the day – they’re usually at their highest in the morning, and lowest in the late afternoon/evening.
These changes in testosterone levels usually don’t cause any problems but you might start to feel symptoms if your levels vary too much.
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