The Risks of Not Optimizing Your Hormone Levels if You Have Low-T
Having low-testosterone is a debilitating and dangerous condition to your health and overall short-term and long-term quality of life. With studies that show men in the United States losing testosterone every year at a rate of at least 1% a year, and bad habits contributing to low testosterone levels, it’s not a surprise that so many men are suffering from the hormonal condition that is silently making them wither into a tired shell of their former self.
Risks of Untreated Low-T
A study from the CDC found that men with lower baseline levels of testosterone had a higher incidence rate of diabetes.
Low Self Esteem
What is Low-T?
Low testosterone, (Low-T, or Hypogonadism) is a medical condition most commonly associated with affecting men after 30 years of age, although we have seen younger men between 21-29 years of age also suffer from this condition.
The condition usually involves a deficiency in the production of healthy testosterone levels, many times caused by internal or external factors that disrupt the endocrine system.
Here at Body RX, we consider Low-T to be having total testosterone levels under 600.
What Can Cause Low-T?
For a detailed list for learning what can cause low testosterone, read our blog post on the Top Causes of Low Testosterone, and another post detailing Low Testosterone in the United States and Factors.
Do you have Low-T?
The best way to find out if you have low testosterone is to get a low-t test at a medical clinic that specializes in testosterone optimization. It’s important to consider a medical specialist that understands and has training in testosterone optimization, since a non-specialist may not provide you with the knowledge and options necessary to take important health decisions.
How do you know if you have Low-T?
A Low-T test also called a complete hormonal blood panel will measure your free and total testosterone levels, estrogen levels, thyroid hormone levels, prolactin levels, and much more.
Do all blood tests accurately show hormone deficiencies?
No, not all blood tests given by medical providers will show a hormonal deficiency. You must obtain a complete hormonal blood panel which will show you the entire analysis of your hormonal health.
Can Low-T Be Cured?
There is no cure for Low Testosterone yet, but safe and effective treatment options exist, which includes TRT and personalized health services like our monitoring services for patients on TRT.
What can help with a Low-T diagnosis?
Along with getting a hormonal blood panel and medical treatment at a TRT clinic with a medical professional you can trust, we advise patients to maximize health optimization by doing the following:
- Sleeping 7-8 hours a night, focusing on quality of REM sleep
- Staying away from processed foods and sugars or sweets
- Do not drink alcohol or smoke
- Get at least 30 minutes of high intensity exercise at least 3 times per week
- Eat foods and consume supplements that help your support your body’s testosterone production
Get started on living a better quality of life
At Body RX, we focus on helping our patients live a better quality of life, not “getting big” or looking like a bodybuilder. Our mission is to help patients receive highly personalized medical care that helps them find and treat the underlying symptoms. If you’re interested in finding out if TRT is right for you, call us today at (786) 899-4514, or (305) 330-6900, or you can reach us by filling out a contact form on our website. We also are avaible on Instagram, Facebook, and Google Maps.