Over the last year I've had several testosterone blood draws on the nhs. I actually asked first because I was curious and I thought it would be high (people at my work often accuse me of being on steroids). My results ranged from 9nmol/l to 16nmol/l, but average at about 12 (my last test this January was 12.8 nmol/l, which is 369 ng/dl in U.S figures). And that was after having taken clomid 12.5mg twice a week for a month, then stopping for three weeks before my blood draw.
Now the point of my post. I'm 42. I lift weights three times a week with my squats in the low 400's, deadlifts in the high 500's for multiple sets of three. Not amazing, but I hope you'll agree not bad. My father is 81. I've seen a deterioration in his general health and fitness over the last couple of years, as could be expected at his age. He says he feels very week etc. So I told him he should get his testosterone levels checked (he is already treated for his thyroid). Well he did, and he's just phoned me to tell me his doc says he's fine. His level was 12.5nmol/l (361ng/dl). So he's the same as me!!!!! What the hell is going on here?!!! The nhs will not offer treatment as I'm "in range". But there you go, same range as my 81 year old dad!!!! I have all I need in my garage (except hcg) to do it diy, and right now it's SO tempting.