Is LOW TESTOSTERONE A Normal Part of Aging?
Testosterone was first synthesized in 1934, and physicians have argued about it usefulness in medicine ever since. Julie Deadorff from the Chicago Tribune discussed the controversy. Testosterone declines naturally after age 30 and continues decreasing about 1 percent a year after that. Most experts agree that men with levels less than 200 ng per hundreds milliliters of blood should receive
testosterone therapy. Increasing levels above that is highly controversial. Testosterone supplements increase muscle mass and decrease fat, and often make middle aged and older men feel better. However , low testosterone often accompanies poor physical health and obesity, so following a healthy lifestyle might restore a normal testosterone level. Most aging men need to exercise and eat less. If they do testosterone will take care of it self.