What Are Low Testosterone Levels In Men And Women
When testosterone levels go below a certain level in an adult over 30, this is considered to be what is called low T. The ranges of what “normal” levels should be will be different for men and for women.
The chart below will show total testosterone level averages for both men and women and what is considered to be too low by most hormone replacement therapy (HRT) clinics or testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) clinics.
Testosterone Levels in Men
- For men over 30, levels should read:
Total: 219 – 1009 ng/dL. Low would be considered anything less than 219
- For men over 40, levels should read:
Total: 201 – 993 ng/dL. Low would be considered anything less than 201
- For men over 50, levels should read:
Total: 170 – 918 ng/dL. Low would be considered anything less than 170
- For men over 60, levels should read:
Total: 156 – 700 ng/dL. Low would be considered anything less than 156
Testosterone Levels in Women
- For women over 30, levels should read:
Total 15 – 70 ng/dL. Low would be considered anything less than 15
- For women over 40, levels should read:
Total: 12.75 – 63.75 ng/dL. Low would be considered anything less than 12.75
- For women over 50, levels should read:
Total: 10.8 – 54.19 ng/dL. Low would be considered anything less than 10.8
- For women over 60, levels should read:
Total: 9.21 – 46.06 ng/dL. Low would be considered anything less than 9.21
Different HRT and TRT clinics may have different ranges of what is considered to be “normal” ranges of testosterone for both genders. The numbers will never vary too much though. It is just important for people to know that clinics may have different opinions about what is considered too low and what is considered to be normal.
What Are Causes of Low Testosterone, Signs And Treatment
Considered to be primarily a male hormone, males will have a lot more testosterone in their bodies, but women must have a certain amount too in order to be healthy.
What causes low testosterone levels in men?
What causes low testosterone in women?
The answers for both questions are simple. For an otherwise healthy person, testosterone levels get low due to aging. As both men and women get older, their bodies slow and the parts of the body that produce testosterone slow in their production too.
- For men, testosterone is mostly produced in the testes
- For women, testosterone is mostly produced in the ovaries
These parts will slow down as the years pass and so will the creation of this very important hormone. Without the correct amount of testosterone, problems will arise.
Signs of having low T can be:
|Low energy||Low endurance|
|Depression||Difficulty recovering after exercise|
|Mood swings||Muscle pain|
|Poor memory||Body pain|
|Poor concentration and focus||A foggy feeling|
|Poor sleeping patterns||High cholesterol|
|Lack of sexual desire||High triglyceride levels|
|Erectile dysfunction||Danger of having a heart attack or stroke|
|Vaginal dryness||Risk of developing diabetes|
|Hot flashes||Shrinking organs|
|Poor eyesight||Low bone mineral density|
|Weight gain||Bone fractures|
|Loss of muscle mass||Loss of hair|
These signs and symptoms can decrease quality of life and sometimes in very serious ways. A person’s whole life can change creating low self esteem and severe depression. However, the good news is that this condition can be treated.
How are low testosterone levels treated?
Testosterone replacement therapy has helped people from all over the country to gain their quality of life back and to become happy and healthy once again. The process involves getting tested and then once a licensed doctor agrees that a person is dealing with low T, they can diagnose the patient as such.
The next steps are for the doctor to create a tailor made treatment plan and to prescribe the correct injectable medications. Since women need much less of this hormone than men do, they are usually prescribed the medication in a patch. Either way, as physicians carefully prescribe and medically supervise their patients, testosterone levels can reach normal range again and the depletion will disappear along with the negative symptoms.