How low is too low? The bottom of a man’s normal testosterone range is 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl) and the upper limits are 1000 to 1200 ng/dl.
A lower than normal score on a blood test may be caused by a number of conditions including
- Injury to the testicles
- Testicular cancer or treatment of testicular cancer
- Hormonal Disorders
- Chronic liver of kidney disease
- Type II diabetes
Some medicines or genetic conditions may also lower testosterone although sometimes the cause is unknown. Having a gradual decline in testosterone level as you age is to be expected.
Treatments for ‘Low T’
Injections, gels, creams, and implantable testosterone pellets are common treatments for low testonsterone levels. Your doctor and you should discuss which treatment is most suitable for you. Treatment is safe as long as you get careful monitoring by your Urologist.