Low Testosterone: Discussing Options with Your Doctor

As men age, they are more likely to begin experiencing symptoms such as lack of sex drive and erectile dysfunction as a result of low levels of testosterone. Many men may suffer silently from the impacts of hormone imbalance due to the fear or embarrassment associated with discussing these private matters with their medical providers.

You’re Not Alone

Declining levels of testosterone and the associated side effects impact a growing number of American men. These symptoms shouldn’t be ignored; discuss them with your doctor. Low testosterone (or Low-T) is a common problem that affects nearly five million American men. Symptoms and side effects are known to become prevalent in men as young as in their 30s.

Recognizing Low Testosterone Symptoms

Often, men may not recognize the symptoms of Low-T because changes take place over a period of many years and the changes are slight. Many times the patient has suffered a significant decline in performance in certain areas before they consider seeking help. The most common and recognizable symptoms of low testosterone include a decreased sex drive, the inability to get or keep an erection, low sperm count, increased irritability, and depression.

Your Doctor Wants to Know and Wants to Help

Chances are, your doctor has discussed low-T with many, many patients. Your physician is a professional who is here to help you live your healthiest life in all aspects. Simply describe how you are feeling. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, make an appointment sooner rather than later. Do yourself a favor. Don’t self-medicate with OTC ‘miracle’ supplements. Tests are simple, and you may be referred to a specialist depending on the severity of your issues. If you think that you or a loved one may be experiencing any signs of low testosterone, call us today to speak with a specialist.