What should my testosterone levels be?

August 22, 2023

How can I find out if I have Low T?

If you’re like many men in their 30s or 40s, you’ve probably seen advertisements on how to boost your testosterone levels and wondered what your actual testosterone levels were. Unfortunately, most primary care doctors do not test for your hormone levels during a routine annual physical. Instead, they check for basic blood info in a CBC and CMP, which is a complete blood count and complete metabolic panel. So, unless you specifically request or are inquiring what your testosterone levels are, you most likely have no idea what your testosterone levels actually may be.  You can take an online A.D.A.M. test to determine what symptoms that you may have which are indicators of Low T, but a blood test is the only accurate way to know for sure.

The normal range for testosterone levels in most adult males is usually between 300 to 1000 ng/dL (nano grams per deciliter) the caveat is that optimal hormone levels can often vary between one individual to the next, depending on factors, such as age, health, and pre-determined inherit genetics.  This is why it’s so important to reach out for the help of an experienced license, healthcare provider knowledgeable in the intricacies of hormone replacement therapy to determine if TRT is appropriate for you.

At my age, what should my testosterone levels be?

Interestingly, there is a wide range in what is considered normal testosterone levels. At 18 or older most men should have tea levels of 300 to 1000 ng/dL. Hormone levels tend to decline by about 1% annually anywhere from the mid-twenties to 30 years of age for men.  

This is one of the reasons at NovaGenix Hormone Replacement and Wellness we encourage getting your testosterone levels checked regularly so that you can have a baseline to compare and present to your physician.  There are many conflicting views as to what may be considered. Low testosterone otherwise called “Low T”.  Often men will go to their physicians with testosterone levels that are in the lower end of the Testosterone spectrum, but because they are considered within normal ranges, their doctors will not want to address this. This is why at NovaGenix we consider the totality if not just your lab work, but as well as the signs and symptoms that a patient may be presenting with.

What are some of the symptoms of low testosterone?

There are many symptoms of low testosterone, but some of the most common or the following:

  1. Decreased strength.
  2. Decrease in lean muscle mass and density.
  3. decreased libido/sex drive
  4. Decreased quality in frequency of erections
  5. Lower bone mineral density
  6. Fatigue and decreased energy
  7. Depression.
  8. Mood swings.
  9. Decreased confidence.

If you think you may have low testosterone, it’s extremely important to speak with a doctor or other medical professional, to be properly diagnosed and to receive guidance.  Just googling and re-searching on your own is usually a recipe for disaster.  The Internet is a powerful tool, but unfortunately filled with lots of misinformation and conflicting ideas. The truth is, we are all unique individuals and require individual protocols and attention, when addressing such a significant problem. Besides, beginning with testosterone replacement therapy, a physician may suggest some of the following steps to be taken.

  1. Lifestyle changes: often this includes losing and maintaining a healthy weight, partaking in regular exercise and physical activity, stress management, and making sure that you get enough sleep.
  2. Diet: consuming a balanced diet, that is rich in vitamins and nutrients, including protein, healthy fats, zinc, and vitamin D are extremely important for maintaining hormonal health and production of testosterone.
  3. Exercise: I know it was mentioned above, but that just goes to show the importance of engaging in regular strength, training and aerobic exercise, as these have been clinically proven to boost testosterone levels.
  4. The management of medical conditions: addressing any underlying medical conditions that a patient may have, which can be contributing to low testosterone levels, such as diabetes or thyroid disorders may help improve overall Hormone health as well.
  5. Limit the drinking of alcohol and quitting smoking, will have a positive overall impact on health and may reverse any negative impacts on testosterone levels. Quitting these two negative habits may also increase energy, motivation to work out, decrease unwanted body weight, which will all contribute to greater production of testosterone.
  6. Medication: in some cases, physicians may prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which would include medications like testosterone cypionate and HCG to increase testosterone levels.  Testosterone as a medication may be supplemented as an injection, gel/cream, patch, or even injected as a pellet. It’s best to discuss with your physician which method is most appropriate and best for you.

How can I find out if I have Low Testosterone?

Self-diagnosis and treatment or not recommended. Speaking to your friend from the gym about what his protocol is or what he thinks the best course of treatment is also a very bad idea. Consulting with the healthcare professional is essential for proper diagnosis, assessment, treatment and personalized guidance. Help is very easy to obtain as with one phone call to a reputable clinic and experienced physician you can obtain the bloodwork needed and consultation to properly diagnose and eventually treat low T. At NovaGenix we have over 20 years of experience, working with men with low testosterone.  We offer all inclusive, bio, identical, hormone replacement therapy that is affordable, convenient and effective. Visit us online at www.NovaGenix.org, email us at intro@novagenix.org or call us at (561)277-8260 to learn more or to schedule a free initial consultation.


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This subsequent lab panel is necessary for males undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) through NovaGenix Health and Wellness. It allows physicians to assess the patient's response to prescribed medications, covering sex hormone levels, thyroid function, adrenal health, hematocrit, and liver and kidney function. The panel includes tests such as:

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Testosterone (Free and Total)
  • Estradiol Sensitive
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Prostate Specific Antigen

Each test serves a specific purpose in monitoring overall health and treatment effectiveness. When required, Dr Mackey may require LH and FSH (Luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone) SHBG (Sex hormone binding globulin) or any other tests which may be important for your health and optimizing your hormones.

The Comprehensive Hormone and Wellness Panel for Women offers a foundational assessment of sex hormones, thyroid function, adrenal health, metabolic activity, and overall well-being. This panel serves as a diagnostic tool for identifying testosterone and estrogen deficiencies, assessing health risks, and detecting potential thyroid issues before considering hormone replacement therapy. Additionally, it includes insights into hematocrit (red blood cell volume), as well as liver and kidney function. The panel encompasses various tests such as:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Complete Metabolic Panel
  • Testosterone (free and total)
  • Estradiol
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Progesterone

When indicated, Dr. Mackey may require additional tests such as Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), and IGF-1 and Cortisol.

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