Austin family medicine Low-Testosterone-Testing -Treatment– Recent lab data was compiled regarding lab testing of testosterone levels in men. For the first 3 months of this year (2014) between 1.2 and 1.4 million men were tested each month and almost 50% of those testes had testosterone levels less than 300. This is a very low level and is associated with significant symptoms and substantial health consequences. Additionally, another testosterone testing study found low T levels in young men were linked to higher inflammatory biomarker levels. Low grade systemic inflammation is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Failure to identify those at risk and treat to physiologically normal levels likely promotes the development of these diseases in later life. If almost 50% of men tested are seriously deficient in testosterone isn’t it time you had your levels checked for optimal health both now and in the future?