People are often quite surprised when they learn how many of their body’s systems are
affected by their testosterone level, but the fact of the matter is it’s a very important hormone for
both men and women alike. When people think of testosterone, the concept of libido, or sex
drive, comes to mind first. While a person’s testosterone levels are instrumental in
conducting this phenomenon, the scope of its duties is much broader. One need look no farther
than his basic energy level.
Do you ever feel like you just can’t summon the energy to get up and go for a walk with your spouse anymore? What about your mental acuity? As you plan your day or read the morning’s newspaper are you able to think clearly and broadly, or have you begun to feel a mental sluggishness or reluctance to tackle the task at hand? Some people attribute this languor to their diet or lack of sleep, but it can also be tied to deficient testosterone levels. With low testosterone levels, you’ll likely find that your weight has increased and your muscle tone is lacking.
There are both signs and symptoms indicating low testosterone levels. Before revealing
them, let’s review the difference between a “sign” and a “symptom.” A sign can be measured,
like the results of a blood test. Conversely, a symptom can’t be numerically measured. Fatigue
and low energy are examples of symptoms. Therefore, only a blood test can determine the most
conclusive documentation of low testosterone. Free and total testosterone is measured in
nanograms per deciliter (no/dL). The total testosterone is the sum of all testosterone circulating
and bound to receptors in your body. The free testosterone measurement is made up of the
testosterone that isn’t yet bound to a receptor site.
A person’s testosterone levels can be determined by examining their blood. When you
were in your twenties, your level was probably in the neighborhood of 1,000/ng/dL. Back
then you must’ve felt energetic, mentally acute (not just aware), and physically fit. The
amount of testosterone in your body drops each year starting at the age of 25, and at 35 this
decrease finally starts to catch up to you. Studies have found that the typical treatment-
seeking male population has a testosterone level in the range of between 150and 600 ng/dL. The
people on the lower end of that scale are feeling some uncomfortable symptoms, no doubt. The
ranges for women are lower and have to be evaluated on a different scale.
Testosterone cypionate, or testosterone cipionate, also known as testosterone cyclopentylpropionate or testosterone cyclopentanepropionate, is an androgen and anabolic steroid and a testosterone ester.
As we can see, sufficient levels of testosterone are essential to maximizing a happy lifestyle. Nobody denies that the decrease of this vital hormone as a person ages is a natural consequence of aging, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be combatted. If you’re interested in reintroducing some zest to your life using safe, natural testosterone, contact Dr. Shabanah’s Health and Wellness Clinic at (305) 777-1668 for a consultation.