When should low testosterone levels need to be treated?

Normal testosterone level values written next to the laboratory results cause confusion about this issue. Normal values for a 30-year-old man and normal values for a 70-year-old man cannot be the same. Besides, when it comes to testosterone, the concept of normal also becomes very controversial because the effectiveness of testosterone also differs from person to person. When a patient consults us with the complaints of erectile dysfunction and the lack of sexual desire, we measure the testosterone levels as well as the levels of “sex hormone-binding protein”, the main protein to which the testosterone in the body binds, thus calculating the free testosterone levels that are active.


What is the role of testosterone in body?

It regulates the sexual drive (libido) and affects the sexual functions. The erection of the penis is significantly affected by the testosterone levels. It also influences bone mass (density), body fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, red blood cells, and sperm production.


Do women have testosterone?

Testosterone is also produced in the ovaries of women. It is considered that testosterone regulates sexual desire in women as well, and has significant impacts on bone density. The amount of testosterone in women are quite less than in men.