Testosterone is a male hormone, though women produce small amounts of it in their ovaries and adrenal gland.
Men produce the greatest levels of testosterone in the male testes and a very small amount in the adrenal gland.
Do be aware that levels in men, by age, weight, and lifestyle may differ and fluctuate. Most men typically peak at about age 40 to 50, and then naturally begin to decline with age. Buy Testo-Max online here.
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As mentioned in the introduction, normal and ideal testosterone level for men by age depends on a number of factors.
Testosterone is produced by the testicles, but that production is controlled by the pituitary gland located in the brain.
In turn, the pituitary gland gets the command to increase testosterone by the hypothalamus gland.
Amounts can fluctuate greatly depending not only on age, time of day, and health status.
It may help to take a look at a chart on a reputable website such as the Mayo Clinic.
Other government and university resources also provide adequate and reliable information regarding ranges and provide their own testosterone level chart access, but do be aware that ranges are just that – they define average ranges of testosterone.
If you feel that your levels are low (low T) or you’re experiencing unusual side effects or symptoms that you feel are associated with testosterone hormone production, schedule a visit with your doctor.
The Mayo Clinic provides a chart for male newborns to adult males. It looks somewhat like this:
|Age||T level (ng/dL) – nanograms per deciliter|
|0 to 5 months||75 to 400|
|6 months to 9 years||<7 to 20|
|10 to 11 years||<7 to 130|
|12 to 13 years||<7 to 800|
|14 years||<7 to 1200|
|15 to 16 years||100 to 1200|
|17 to 18 years||300 to 1200|
|19 plus years||242 to 950|
|Average adult male||270 to 1070|
As you can see, the amounts of testosterone (nanograms per deciliter) vary widely during adolescence and then generally remain static from about 19 to 20 years of age to 40 years of age.
As mentioned, normal free testosterone levels by age gradually decrease after about 40 years of age.
Some of the most common signs of low T have to do with sex drive. For example:
Sexual behaviors are not the only aspects of low T.
A male experiencing decreased testosterone levels by age may experience both physical and emotional or mental changes.
Lack of motivation, decreased self-confidence, and reduced muscle bulk are common.
Along with the reduced muscle bulk comes lack of muscle strength and sometimes decreased bone density and an increase in body fat.
Such symptoms are relatively common to both men and women who reach post-maturity and head into their senior years. Low T in men is often equated to a low estrogen levels in women going through menopause.
If you feel you’re experiencing low T production, it’s important to visit your doctor to determine whether that decrease is part of natural aging process or if there’s something going on with either the testicles (sperm production), the pituitary gland, or the hypothalamus.
As mentioned, amounts in the body can fluctuate. Like any hormone, the endocrine and metabolic systems may be impacted by diet, stress, lifestyle, and weight.
Low T may not be an issue with sexual organs at all, but the result of a dysfunction or malfunction of the pituitary gland.
The pituitary gland is responsible for the maintenance and function as well as orders to synthesize hormones and secretions of all hormones in the body.
If the pituitary gland is malfunctioning, it can have an effect on multiple hormone glands. Visit a Low T Center to get diagnosed properly.
Undergoing treatments or taking drugs (prescription or over-the-counter) without ascertaining what’s causing the low T can result in side effects as well.
Too much in the body can throw those levels you saw in the chart out of whack and impact multiple body systems.
Hormones are powerful components in the body and careful balances must be maintained for optimal health and wellness. Testosterone levels by age in men, environment, and overall health status can vary from one to another.
If you believe your levels are not adequate, schedule a visit with your doctor. A number of hormone replacement therapies are available for men with low T.
Through communication, you and your doctor can determine which method provides you with optimal benefits and health to get your bioavailable normal range back in order.