Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Hormone replacement therapy for men mainly focuses on testosterone levels in the body. As men grow older, their production of testosterone decreases. The peak occurs around 20 years of age. Production of testosterone will typically decrease slowly until the age of 30, and then begin to decrease a bit more rapidly. The average testosterone level for younger men is 650 ng/dl. Adult males with levels below 300 ng/dl are considered to have low testosterone (hypogonadism). Though the decline may be slight at first, it can add up over time. Men who are 75 years old typically have two-thirds the testosterone of men 25 years of age. Though the decline in levels is usually gradual, some men may experience sudden changes.