Low testosterone is a condition that affects thousands of men around the world, and many of them are unaware that their symptoms can be treated. We explained the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in a previous post, and in today’s post, we’ll give you some tips that will help your bring up the topic of low testosterone treatment with your doctor. Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale has helped hundreds of men in Arizona and the surrounding areas restore their testosterone to healthy levels. Contact our office today at 623-242-5881 if you’re interested in learning more about testosterone replacement therapy!
Many men experience the symptoms of low testosterone without realizing that low testosterone levels are the cause of their symptoms. The symptoms of low testosterone can include:
- Difficulty staying focused
- Difficulty falling and staying asleep
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low libido
- Decreased muscle mass
- Loss of strength
- Loss of motivation
- Weight gain
While many of these symptoms can be explained by other conditions and lifestyle factors, it’s primarily sexual dysfunction that prompts men to talk with their doctors about low testosterone, even though this is understandably an uncomfortable subject for many men.
If you’re thinking about talking to your doctor about your symptoms, or about low testosterone in general, the first thing you should do is begin documenting your symptoms as soon as you experience them. Doctors are trained to diagnose conditions based on the information they’re able to gather during your appointment, and a detailed list of symptoms can help your doctor quickly diagnose your condition. Creating a list for your doctor will also allow you to offload some of the discomfort that can arise from actually talking about your symptoms, and many men have found that this strategy significantly reduces their discomfort in the clinic.
Many men are comfortable talking with their doctor about their symptoms, but they hesitate to schedule appointments because they’re embarrassed to tell the receptionist and nurses about their symptoms. The good news is that you don’t actually have to tell the receptionist or the nurses about your symptoms if you don’t want to. You can either decline to state your reason for visiting the office, or you can list some of your symptoms vaguely and wait until you speak with your doctor to delve into the details. If you’re still not comfortable with these methods, you can send your doctor an email a few days before your appointment listing your symptoms, and he or she can guide the conversation when you meet in the office.
Remember, your doctors and their staff are in the medical profession because they want to help others, and low testosterone is nothing to be ashamed of. The media has a tendency to stigmatize certain conditions, but as low testosterone specialists, our only objective is to help you restore your health. We hope that these tips will help you to be comfortable and confident when you speak to your doctor about low testosterone replacement options. Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale has friendly and non-judgmental doctors that have helped hundreds of men successfully treat their low testosterone. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment! We look forward to speaking with you.