Testing Your Own Testosterone
If you are experiencing Low testosterone Levels or think you are, it is best to test your testosterone levels to obtain an accurate diagnosis.
The easiest way to do this is buy a home test kit which tests your blood and urine.
The other way is to see your doctor and have him test it for you.
Both ways are good but the way I choose is the home kit.
The home testosterone test kit is great for the fact that it is private. I know when I went to the doctor, before test kits were so easily available, it was hard for me to even say it to the nurse when she came in to do the initial contact.
I don’t know about you but I think I speak for the majority when I say, privacy it most important when we are dealing with manhood problems. You know caveman issues.
Why Would Your Testosterone Levels Be Low
Testosterone is produced in the testies and for women in the ovaries. From the time you are born, your hormones start producing testosterone and your levels peak around 20 Years Old.
Unfortunately when you reach the age of 30, your levels start to decrease. Every year after 30 years old, testosterone levels can decrease 1% or more per year. That’s a whopping 10% or more by the time you are 40.
Then take into effect things like smoking, high levels of body fat (especially in the gut), stress of everyday life, or injuries that could decrease your levels even more.
There are medical diseases and defects that would also decrease your levels but if you had these types of disease you would know and your doctor would already be helping or should be.
So knowing these reasons for low testosterone levels, should have you a little concerned to be sure your body is running at peak efficiency.
Testosterone Test Kits
Testosterone test kits have been around for a while but they are really becoming easily accessible and they are accurate.
There are kits out there for everything from pregnancy, to illegal drug use, to testosterone levels.
The important thing is to follow the directions and understand what the numbers mean.
Understanding the Numbers from Your Testosterone Test Kit
There are many different numbers to consider when you read your test kit.
Below is a chart from the mayomedicallaboratories.com.
|AGE||T LEVEL (ng/dl)||AGE||T LEVEL (ng/dl)|
|0-5 Months||75-400||0-5 Months||20-80|
|6 Months-9 Yrs||<7-20||6 Months-9 Yrs||<7-20|
|10-11 YRS||<7-130||10-11 YRS||<7-44|
|12-13 YRS||<7-800||12-16 YRS||<7-75|
|14 YRS||<7-1,200||17-18 YRS||20-75|
|15-16 YRS||100-1,200||19+ YRS||8-60|
|Average Adult Male||Average Adult Female|
As you can see, the average range of testosterone levels in healthy adult males is between 270 to 1, 070 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL).
You can go by your age and compare it to the chart to see if you are high or low as far as how much natural testosterone your body may be producing.
Again it is also important to be sure your levels are low because of your lifestyle or age and not from a medical issue that requires more of a treatment than a supplement and lifestyle change.
I could get into nanograms and Decilitiers but that’s not really important. The numbers are.
So, remember after 30 your t-levels are probably slowly dropping.
Where to Buy a Home Testosterone Test Kit
There are many places to buy a kit, just be sure you get one from a company with a reputable history. These types of companies take great measures to provide you with a quality test to determine the quality of your life.
There are 2 tests that I recommend. Both tests are great and they come with excellent reviews from real consumers.
Here are the testosterone test kits and the links to get them. After I give you the links for these, I will give you a couple of list including, the reasons for low testosterone, the symptoms, the most common medical issues and a couple of supplements you will want to try to increase your testosterone levels.
If you just want to get to the tests click the links below or if you want the lists please read on.
Both tests work great and I have compared them to my tests when I seen a fertility specialist a few years ago. They were completely reliable and were pretty much right on the money. So, don’t hesitate to order one for yourself and test your levels soon.
- Low Sex Drive/ Libido
- Less Muscle Mass
- Decreased energy
- Irritability: Orgasm Troubles
- Erectile Dysfunction
Lifestyle Reasons for Low Testosterone
- High Levels of Body Fat
- Eating Habits
- Not Enough Sleep
- Illegal Drugs
Top Medical Reasons for Low Testosterone
- Kallmann syndrome
- Pituitary disorders
- Inflammatory disease
- Concurrent illness
- Injury to Testicles
Note: If you have or suspect you have one of these medical reasons and have not been diagnosed please see your doctor.
If it is a lifestyle change you can start by changing your diet and exercise plan. Then follow it up with a natural testosterone supplement.
The reason I split these two up is when you see a doctor, and your levels are low he may prescribe a treatment to increase your testosterone levels. This should be a last resort when you want to increase your levels because of the side effects of steroid type treatments, illegal or prescribed.
The reason I say this is when you take steroids or prescribed testosterone, the body then receives the signal that your levels are normal or above normal and it shuts down the natural production in the body. This could have a long term effect on your ability to produce any natural testosterone.
SO, natural testosterone supplements should play a key role because they don’t really have side effects, they are made with natural ingredients provided from the earth, they do not affect your hormones to produce its own testosterone, and they are temporary so they can be stopped without harm anytime.
A home testosterone test kit is a great way to test your levels in the privacy of your own home. You can find out quickly and with the chart provided above, you can read the results without a problem.
Theses test kits are far cheaper than a doctor bill, and they are very accurate.
If you have the symptoms, and your lifestyle is affecting your testosterone levels or you even think they may be low, I recommend you get a kit and test your levels.
I gave links for the 2 tests above and here they are again:
Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Also, feel free to suggest anything you would like to know about testosterone. I have been researching it and taking supplements for years and consider myself well versed in the subject.
Below I have included a few links that would benefit you to know when changing your diet, exercise and choosing a supplement to increase your testosterone levels.