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At What Age Should Men Start Testosterone Replacement Therapy? Your Top Questions Answered

Men’s testosterone levels typically peak in early adulthood and naturally drop with age, roughly 1% to 2% a year starting in their 30s-40s, but varies from person to person. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is the treatment for low testosterone (low T) and to restore their levels to a healthier amount. Men’s overall health is linked to their testosterone levels; with low T, their health can decline and have severe symptoms. Most men still have questions about TRT, and we’re here to answer your top questions and guide you through the treatment. 

What Exactly is TRT?

Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment that replaces testosterone in the body to regulate hormone levels and restore balance. There are different treatments, including topical creams, oral medications, transdermal patches, and intramuscular injections.  The best options should be thoroughly discussed with you by your medical provider.

What Causes Low Testosterone Levels?

Low T, also referred to as male hypogonadism, is a condition in which the testes do not produce enough testosterone. There are multiple reasons a man might experience low T levels:

  • Injury or trauma
  • Genetics
  • Past chemo or radiation therapy
  • Dysfunction of the pituitary gland
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • HIV/Aids
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor diet
  • Aging

A comprehensive medical exam and hormone testing can diagnose low T and narrow down the cause. 

What’s The Best Age To Start Treatment?

The ideal time to start TRT is when it’s first diagnosed; the sooner, the better. Starting treatment at the first signs of low T can minimize the symptoms and get testosterone to a healthy level. Typically, men begin to experience low T around 40, but some can have low T in their 30s. There is no magic number for the ideal age for treatment, but men should begin monitoring their hormone levels around 40 – 45. 

Can You Be Too Young Or Too Old For TRT?

There is no absolute age limit for TRT, as men in their mid-20s and 30s can experience low T. Normal testosterone levels are between 300 and 1,000 ng/dL; the levels are compared to the average levels in each age group. If the individual is experiencing low T, they should seek medical TRT.

What Happens If I Don’t Treat My Low T?

Untreated low T can weaken your bones, cause osteoporosis, and potentially lead to heart disease. The symptoms of low T will continue if left untreated and can worsen. The most common side effect of untreated low T in men is sexual dysfunction.

Balance Testosterone Levels With Biocure

Men experiencing low T can suffer from a wide range of symptoms affecting their daily lives. Not treating low testosterone levels can be detrimental to men’s health, and they can be left with severe symptoms. The ideal age to begin TRT is at the first signs of low T. Biocure understands the importance of maintaining hormone levels and can offer science-backed treatment tailored to each patient. Contact us today to test your testosterone levels and start treatment.


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