Wanted to get some thoughts around my low T numbers. So couple of years ago, we were planning to have a baby. Tried for 8-9 months but couldn’t succeed. At that time, doctor asked to get tested for Testosterone.
At that time (Aug 2015), my Total T came out to 255 ng/DL. Since the range at the lab was >= 240 ng/DL, doctor said it is normal though it is low for someone who is 32. My sperm count was in mid-normal range (don’t remember the numbers). About 9 months ago, we had a daughter naturally but I feel I have been suffering from lower libido.
Asked my doctor to get T tested again a few weeks ago as part of annual checkup. He ordered a test for free Testosterone. The test came back yesterday.
Free Testosterone Calculated: 56.7 pg/mL Range 59.0 - 166.0 pg/mL
Some other labs that doctor ordered as part of annual checkup
Cholesterol: 126 mg/dL (Dec 2017), 139 (Dec 2016)
HDL: 39 mg/dL (Dec 2017), 43 (Dec 2016)
LDL CALC: 69 mg/dL (Dec 2017), 79 (Dec 2016)
Triglyceride: 84 mg/dL (Dec 2017), 92 (Dec 2016)
HGBA1C%: 5.1% (Dec 2017), 5.6% (Dec 2016)
Estimated Avg. Glucose: 100 mg/dL (Dec 2017), 114 (Dec 2016)
Creatanine: 0.79 mg/dL (Dec 2017), 0.91 (Dec 2016)
Doctor said Free T is low and has ordered a re-test.
Some more background about me.
I am 34 y/o 188 pounds and from India living in US since last 7 years. I have been in decent shape my entire life (haven’t felt any loss of muscle mass in last 2-3 years). Have always played some sport (tennis, cricket, soccer) throughout my life. Have worked out in gym off and on since 21. Have been regularly going to gym since last 3 months. I focus mostly on compound lifts (currently Squat 225pounds 5-7 sets of 5-7 reps, Bench 165 pounds 5x5 and then some pull ups etc.). Have been seeing decent fat loss but very small muscle gain. In terms of hair have hair all over my arms, legs, chest and shoulders. I feel I had hit puberty at the right time. In terms of diet, focus on more fats and proteins and have reduced carbs intake. Try to keep protein intake to minimum of 80-100 gms naturally.
Is my Free T very low. Can it be increased naturally with strength training good diet. Anything can be deduced from the 2 numbers I posted or do I need to wait for more detailed test results from the doctor?