What Should Your Testosterone Level Be?

man sitting and reflecting on low testosterone levels

Low testosterone could be the underlying cause of physical and mental changes you’re experiencing.

Testosterone isn’t just a number on a lab report; it impacts your daily life. Levels below your optimal range can be the root cause of seemingly unrelated problems like fatigue, mood changes, sexual dysfunction, and loss of muscle mass. Getting effective treatment for low testosterone can bring your levels back up to where it needs to be.

At Titan T-Center, we offer comprehensive testing, quick diagnoses, and tailored treatment plans designed to help you feel stronger, sharper, and more energized. Schedule a low testosterone appointment with us today.

Normal Testosterone Levels in Men

What exactly is a “normal” testosterone level? The answer, like many things in health, isn’t a one-size-fits-all number. Testosterone levels naturally peak in your twenties. After that, they decline gradually at a rate of about 1% per year. 

Testosterone levels are most commonly measured in nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Imagine a deciliter as a tenth of a liter, and a nanogram as a billionth of a gram. So, ng/dL tells you how many billionths of a gram of testosterone are present in a tenth of a liter of your blood. 

A range of 300 to 1000 ng/dL is generally considered optimal for men to avoid symptoms of low T. This range was established by observing large groups of men over time. Researchers noted that the majority of men without symptoms of low testosterone tended to have levels within this range.

Average Testosterone Levels in Men by Age

These are general ranges of testosterone per decade based on age alone. Testosterone levels may be depleted further by other factors, such as being overweight, a sedentary lifestyle, or other health conditions. 

  • 20s: 300-1000 ng/dL
  • 30s: 270-870 ng/dL
  • 40s: 240-770 ng/dL
  • 50s: 210-670 ng/dL
  • 60s and beyond: Below 210 ng/dL

While understanding these ranges can be helpful, the most important step is to get an assessment that takes into account your health history, low T symptoms, and blood work. That way, we can precisely identify your current levels and calculate the testosterone dose you need to bring you up to your optimal level.

What Can Affect Your Testosterone Level?

While testosterone levels naturally decline with age, several factors can influence your levels regardless of how old you are. 

Medical conditions like obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea, and thyroid disorders can disrupt your hormone production. Certain medications can interfere with testosterone production or lead to increased breakdown of the hormone. Medications like corticosteroids, some blood pressure medications, and even certain pain relievers can have this effect.

Lifestyle Habits That Can Deplete Testosterone

  • Poor Sleep: Not getting enough quality sleep makes it harder for your body to produce testosterone.
  • Stress: When you’re constantly stressed out, your body pumps out cortisol, which gets in the way of testosterone production.
  • Excessive Alcohol: Drinking too much alcohol regularly can affect your body’s ability to produce testosterone.
  • Nutrition: If your diet is missing important nutrients, your body might struggle to make enough testosterone.

These factors can all impact each other, so boosting your low testosterone effectively might mean tackling a few aspects of your health and lifestyle at once.

Low Testosterone Treatment at Titan T-Center

If you’re experiencing bothersome symptoms and your blood tests confirm you have low testosterone, treatment options are available to help you feel your best again. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) gives your body a direct dose of testosterone to restore your levels to a healthy range and improve your symptoms.

At Titan T-Center, we’ll work with you to determine the root cause of your low testosterone and design a strategy that delivers lasting results. Schedule a low testosterone assessment at our clinic today.