Testosterone is a naturally occurring sex hormone produced within a man’s testicles. Although small amounts of testosterone are also produced by women within their ovaries and adrenal systems.
Both genders can be affected by imbalanced hormones. If a blood test shows your levels are far below the norm your doctor may suggest testosterone injections. This condition is extremely common and the treatment is called testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is responsible for more than just promoting a healthy sex drive. It can affect several other areas of your overall health and quality of life. Including your body fat, your muscle mass, your bone density, your red blood cell count, and even your mood.
Normal testosterone levels are between 300 and 1000 ng/dL. If you feel like your levels might be off it will take a blood test to be sure. If your levels are lower than this, it’s likely you’d benefit from testosterone replacement therapy.