Call your doctor to get an appointment to discuss your testosterone level if you have symptoms of Low T. And ask to get tested. A blood test can determine if you have low testosterone. There are two blood tests that can measure your testosterone. The most common test measures “total” testosterone in your body. The other test measures just the “free” testosterone. This is the testosterone that flows freely in your bloodstream. To confirm whether you have Low T, your doctor may conduct this second test.3
If you have diabetes, you should ask your doctor for a T-Test. The Endocrine Society recommends that all men with type 2 diabetes have their testosterone levels checked.3 Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes have an increased chance of also having Low T.1
We’ve created a helpful Doctor Discussion Guide, print it out and bring it with you on your next visit. Be sure your doctor is aware of any prescription medications, over-the-counter medications or vitamin supplements you may be taking.
- 1Are the symptoms I am experiencing related to Low T?
(feel free to discuss your results from the Low T Syndrome Quiz with your doctor)
- 2Do I have any conditions that are commonly associated with Low T?
- 3Should I have a blood test done to measure my testosterone levels?
- 4Are there any other changes I can make in my diet, fitness and lifestyle to help address Low T?
- 5What medical treatment options are available if I have Low T?
- 6What is the difference between the different testosterone replacement therapies?
- 7Take a moment to include any additional questions you may have for your doctor.
To print the Doctor Discussion Guide, you’ll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don’t have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free.