What is the significance of Testosterone blood levels?
Just like your cholesterol or blood pressure, there is a numerical range of testosterone levels that are considered normal. The brain and the testicles work together to keep testosterone in a range that provides sufficient hormonal stimulation to your tissues (testicles, muscles, bones, brain, red blood cells) without over-stimulating them to negative effects. When levels of testosterone are below normal, the brain signals the testicles to make more. When testosterone levels reach a normal level, the brain signals the testicles to make less.
There are two types of Testosterone tests which we track in order to monitor status: 1) Total Testosterone measures the amount of testosterone in your blood. This measurement represents the amount of T your body is producing; and 2) Free Testosterone measures the amount of testosterone that can be used by the body.
Even more important than your numerical levels, though, is the symptoms you are experiencing, the goals you have set for yourself, and the progress you are making in addressing those symptoms and reaching goals. At REV, we’re not treating a number here, we’re treating a man!