For guys without hypogonadism, a wait-and-see approach may make the most sense. "We just don't have the data to prove that raising testosterone in men who already have normal levels confers any real benefit," says Dr. Robert Mordkin , a urologist in Arlington, Virginia. Furthermore, Mordkin adds, "Natural waxes and wanes of testosterone as we age may have some not yet entirely understood protective effects." In addition to making us better fathers, as the Northwestern study infers, declining testosterone "may lower our vulnerability to prostate cancer at a time in our lives when we're at the greatest risk for it." That said, if you have classic symptoms of hypogonadism – low libido, fatigue, erectile dysfunction – "it's probably reasonable to check your testosterone. And for those guys whose blood levels come under definitions of low testosterone, it's probably reasonable to try the therapy for a while. But that's very different from saying testosterone is the fountain of youth."
Again, a great question for your doctor!! Discuss this with them. One very good option is always simply not to do it. You are the best one to weigh the pros and cons that your doctor lays out for you and decide what is the right decision for you. One thing that people often fail to realize is that the normal range for testosterone is that – a NORMAL RANGE. That means that readings anywhere in that range are NORMAL. If you are on the “low side of normal” – that is NORMAL. Another thing to realize is that doctors to not treat test results, they treat symptoms. Just because your testosterone comes in at 200 does not necessarily mean you need TRT! See also the below question.
Over time, it becomes more difficult to recover from everyday stress of physically and mentally demanding jobs. This can be due to a decrease in testosterone levels. Universal Men’s Clinic physicians help men raise low testosterone levels, promoting daily activity and better productivity at work and play. Many UMC patients begin basic exercise programs to continue their positive feeling. After a hard day’s work, men with optimal levels of testosterone can fully participate in life, instead of just trying to recover before the next work day. Contact Universal Men’s Clinic today to find out how testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and other medical treatment can improve your performance, mood, and even your overall health by addressing low testosterone (low T), erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation, andropause, hypogonadism, and other men’s sexual health conditions.