How to Talk to Your Doctor About Low Testosterone Levels
Posted: July 24, 2015
What is the first thing men do when we have to talk about something uncomfortable? We avoid it. If we walk away and focus on something else, the issue will simply disappear — right? It’s hard to talk about low testosterone levels to anyone.
Unfortunately, our avoidance can be detrimental to our health. For a growing number of men in America, declining testosterone levels — and the resulting side effects — are real issues that shouldn’t be ignored. You might be embarrassed to ask about symptoms of low testosterone. But if you are having issues, and you are wondering if low testosterone is causing them, you’re not alone.
Low testosterone affects millions of men in the United States. Although some men experience few or no symptoms, low testosterone commonly manifests as poor libido, depression, loss of energy, irritability, and a general lack of motivation. These symptoms get dismissed as normal aging, but symptoms can appear as early as the 30s.
Unlike menopause, when women’s estrogen levels decline abruptly, “andropause” for men is a slow, steady decline in testosterone over a period of years. Initially changes are so slight they often go unnoticed, and many times men have suffered a significant decline before they even consider seeking help. The good news is low testosterone is a treatable condition — if men would just speak up.
If you are searching for the right people to have this conversation with, look no further than Low T Center. Our medical providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone, and you will know on your first visit if you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.
It’s not easy to talk about uncomfortable subjects, but feeling like yourself again will make the temporary discomfort worth it.
Disclaimer: This article is made available for general, entertainment and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Low T Center. You should always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.