Addressing ‘Low T’
THE saying “life begins at 40” should mean that the age of 40 is the starting point for a man to enjoy life. However, many men do not realise that their physical and emotional health is greatly affected by their testosterone levels after the said age.
A healthy level of testosterone is required to maintain the balance of androgenic and anabolic effects in men.
Androgenic effects are responsible for male traits while anabolic effects promote muscle and bone building.
After the age of 30, however, men naturally begin experiencing a decline in testosterone levels at a rate of about one per cent a year.
This decline in testosterone level is often referred to as andropause or Low T.
Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, explains a lot of vague symptoms that afflict many men in their 40s and beyond.
Factors such as diabetes, hypertension, stress, smoking and a sedentary lifestyle can also speed up the process.
Free testosterone is the biologically active form of testosterone.
It declines rapidly with age, with most of them bounded to
After the age of 30, men naturally begin experiencing a decline in testosterone levels at a rate of about one per cent a year.