Patients are always asking us, “so where are my levels at? What is a normal testosterone level for a man in his 40s?” Of course, not every man we work with is in his 40s, but that is often when men start noticing a decline in testosterone levels. It’s a good question, and we understand why men ask it.
And while we would love to give you an easy, cookie-cutter answer, we just can’t. That’s because every man is different. What is normal for most may not always be normal for each individual patient.
So, it’s more important that—instead of hunting for answers to the question “what is a normal testosterone level for a man in his 40s”—you ask your Low T treatment experts, “what is a normal testosterone level for me?” Answering that question enables us to cater specific low testosterone treatments to you.
How We Use Normal Therapeutic Range
The normal therapeutic range of total testosterone that we strive to achieve in our patients is between 600 to 1000 ng/dl. This range involves weekly or semiweekly injections ranging from 100 to 200 mg/week. The exact levels that will work for you will, of course, depend on your own individual needs.
Because each patient is different, we make sure to monitor each patient’s free testosterone levels. We use a sliding scale to calculate free T; on one side is your testosterone number everyone is familiar with, and on the other is your SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin).
Drawing a straight line from each metric shows personalized free testosterone ranges where most of our patients will feel their best. While it often does, this won’t always perfectly overlap with the traditional therapeutic range of testosterone.
The normal therapeutic range will vary patient-by-patient, depending on the levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in a patient’s bloodstream. For example: when total testosterone within the normal therapeutic range is pitted against an elevated SHBG, it will net a lower free testosterone score, which may result in a lack of symptom improvement.
Here are some examples:
Elevated Testosterone Levels ↓
Low Testosterone Levels ↓
Ideal Testosterone Levels ↓
At the end of the day, treating low testosterone is going to vary from patient to patient. It is why we stay ahead of potential issues by doing frequent lab work.
The Edge can only use labs to get an idea of the ideal range/prescription accuracy for a patient, but adjustments are a given. Not all men’s hormonal needs are easy to identify with preliminary labs, and there’s always the chance a patient may metabolize their TRT meds differently—despite our rigorous pre-screening.
But that’s why we customize our treatments to fit your exact needs. We will work with you to identify your ideal range, even if it falls outside the norm. That way, we can build a treatment plan that best serves your health, your wellness, and your life.
How Do You Know If You Need Low T Treatment?
Most men with low testosterone, not just those in their 40s, tend to experience various other symptoms that impact their day-to-day lives. It will feel different for everyone. Many men experience fatigue, low energy levels, brain fog, depression, and trouble sleeping.
Additionally, we also see a lot of men who are struggling to stay in shape the way they used to. Despite adequate diet and exercise, trouble maintaining mass and losing body fat are other common symptoms associated with low testosterone.
As you can see, this issue can affect several other aspects of a man’s well-being beyond just sex.
Many men will face these issues as they get older, as testosterone levels typically start decreasing between 30 and 40 years old. The good news is that these issues are completely manageable if you take the right steps—and trust the right professionals.
Many men that come to The Edge at Pinnacle Point are often unsure about aspects of Low T Treatments. Our staff is passionate about educating men on the root causes of their low testosterone. We always prioritize lasting wellness results with our Hormone Replacement Therapy.
For Personalized Low T Support, Reach Out To The Edge!
Our mission at The Edge at Pinnacle Point is to help men across Northwest Arkansas and beyond improve their overall health and wellness. Every guy has unique needs, and that’s why we take an individualized approach with each of our treatments. We take every one of your needs, goals, and challenges into consideration in order to find the right plan for you.
If you’re ready to feel like your old self again and take back control of your life, we’re ready to help. Schedule an in-person visit or start the process with our virtual consultation tool today! See the difference a personalized, scientific approach can provide.