What are your Total Testosterone and Free Testosterone levels? Do they fall within the norms, are low or high, as described in our other blogs and sections?
Men experiencing low testosterone levels (androgen deficiency and hypogonadism) experience a host of symptoms and physician issues including low libido, erectile dysfunction, irritability, fatigue. There are many different ways to assess the need for testosterone therapy and it comes down to a trained medical expert working with an individual to understand how they are feeling, discussing their symptoms, understanding their baselines , lifestyle and medical history and using blood testing to evaluate all of the appropriate hormone levels depending on the individuals symptoms. This helps to paint a complete picture for the provider of all of the important aspects that may be involved in understanding how to treat that individual.
Low testosterone symptoms can present themselves as a result of poor sleep, illness, infection, medication, depression, stress and other health issues and external influences. Understanding the influences and factors in someone’s lifestyle are critical for proper evaluation and treatment recommendations. The blood tests can reveal what the levels were at that moment, but the treatment options will be significantly influenced by the causes.
The ADAM (Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male) questionnaire, below, has been established by Hormone Replacement physician experts to establish a common set of questions for evaluating the kind and severity of a patient’s Low T symptoms and need for therapy.
ADAM (Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male) Questionnaire
Identifying the symptoms of low testosterone
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