Do You Have
Low T
Increased Likelihood

Some men are more likely to have Low T than others. There are also certain medical conditions that increase the odds of having Low T,
such as:

  • Obesity1
  • Diabetes1
  • High blood pressure1
  • High cholesterol(hyperlipidemia) 1
  • Asthma/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)1
  • HIV3
  • Osteoporosis1
Men age 45 and older with diabetes are twice as likely to have Low T.  The Endocrine Society guidelines suggest to test all men with type 2 diabetes for low testosterone. Consider having your testosterone level checked at your next regular visit to the doctor.
Calculate your body mass index (BMI)

Increased body fat is a symptom commonly associated with Low T.1

Use the BMI Chart below to determine if you're at a healthy weight using this formula:

BMI = weight(kg)/height(m)2

Health Risk Classification According to Body Mass Index (BMI)16

Classification BMI Category (kg/m2) Risk of developing health problems
Underweight < 18.5 Increased
Normal Weight 18.5 - 24.9 Least
Overweight 25.0 - 29.9 Increased
Obese class I 30.0 - 34.9 High
Obese class II 35.0 - 39.9 Very high
Obese class III >= 40.0 Extremely high

Note: For persons 65 years and older the 'normal' range may begin slightly above BMI 18.5 and extend into the 'overweight' range.

Determining if you have Low T

Call your doctor and make an appointment to discuss your testosterone level. Your doctor can determine your testosterone levels (T levels) with a standard blood test, just like the doctor tests for other medical conditions.  To confirm if you have Low T, your doctor may conduct a second blood test.

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