So you got your lab work back and your testosterone level came back as 336ng/dL. Your doctor says your level is ‘normal’, but you’ve read enough to know that 336 is pretty low. You knew you hadn’t been feeling your best, but you never guessed your numbers would be this bad.
Now what? You feel like you’ve been punched in the gut, and you have no idea what to do with this information.
Okay, the first thing to do it take a deep breath. Testosterone levels can come back low for all sorts of reasons, and there are lots of different ways to increase them. This is not a death sentence. This is a treatable, solvable problem. It may take a bit of work, but this is fixable.
The second thing is that low testosterone is more common than you may realize. While we don’t know the exact number of guys with clinically low testosterone, some studies put the number as high as almost a quarter of all men over age 30 who have testosterone levels under 300 ng/dL. While you may feel all alone with this issue … you’re not.
The third thing to know is that low testosterone has a huge impact on your health. While you don’t want to freak out about your testosterone levels, you also don’t want to ignore them. Low testosterone levels are correlated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and depression. Guys with optimal testosterone levels not only feel better, they also tend to live longer.
The fourth thing to understand is that knowing your testosterone levels actually puts you ahead of the game. Most guys with low testosterone levels have absolutely no idea that there’s a problem. They can go through years of low testosterone symptoms without ever knowing what’s going on. Ignorance may be bliss, but knowledge is power. You now have the power to take back your health.
Next steps ….
- High T Marriage has a lot of information about low T. Take some time and educate yourself about low testosterone – the symptoms, the causes, the cures.
- Go through the posts in Testosterone 101.
- Once you have a thorough understanding of what’s going on, you’ll be able to map out your best strategy.
- If you need help, shoot me an e-mail or contact me here.
Above all, understand that low testosterone is very fixable. A lot of guys have faced the same problem and overcome it. You can beat low T!