Talking to your doctor about health problems can be difficult, but it can be particularly sensitive when talking about something as intimate as low testosterone. It is common for men to avoid the doctor entirely so that they don’t have to discuss such awkward concerns. However, low testosterone is a common problem that can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy at our men’s health clinic in Glendale, AZ. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of low testosterone, it is imperative than you come into Men’s Vitality Center to talk to a physician about it.
The symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty concentrating
- Belly fat gain
- Muscle mass loss
- Low mood
- Hair loss
- Fertility issues
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, come tell us about it at Men’s Vitality Center. While talking about it can be awkward, know that we have years of experience helping men with these issues. You do not have to tell anyone else about your concerns, such as the scheduler or the nurse. Tell your doctor your symptoms, then you may want to broach the topic of testosterone, though he may suggest it himself. You may feel embarrassed, but remember that it is a health concern like any other that needs attention.
If your doctor believes you may have low testosterone, he will perform a blood test. Ideally this would happen first thing in the morning, as the morning is when testosterone levels are generally at their highest. You may require more follow up blood tests as well. The normal testosterone range is between 300 and 1,000 ng/dL, though at what point men experience symptoms vary. Your doctor will then likely prescribe testosterone replacement therapy, the most effective treatment for low testosterone.
If you are concerned about your testosterone levels, Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale can help. Contact us today.