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Low Testosterone Not an Old Male

Commented on July 04, 2014
Created June 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM

I'm in my 20s. Got some blood work and my total T is 500.

After looking up some info that's the general average for a 65 year old male?

I eat a paleo diet by the way.

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on July 04, 2014
at 08:07 AM

Infrequent sex is a possible cause or too frequent.....

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on June 21, 2014
at 03:41 AM

Thanks for the feedback! I plan on getting a full hormone panel in the near future.

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on June 20, 2014
at 07:45 PM

500 isn't an unreasonably low level for your 20's, also free testosterone might be a more telling biomarker. If free T is also low, look into your all around lifestyle. Not enough sleep, poor mental health, nutrient deficiencies (e.g. zinc, magnesium, vitamin D), infections, high levels of body fat, inactivity, and lots of less than healthy aspects of a man's life can lower T.

As far as dietary tweaks, lots of protein seems to lower testosterone: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3573976. This might not be the case, but I figured it was more likely than other things given common paleo diets. I would consider protein intake of secondary of importance to looking at previously mentioned unhealthy conditions or behaviors which may be affecting your T levels.

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on June 21, 2014
at 03:41 AM

Thanks for the feedback! I plan on getting a full hormone panel in the near future.

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

(720)

on July 04, 2014
at 08:07 AM

Infrequent sex is a possible cause or too frequent.....

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