While the symptoms of low testosterone are often stigmatized and used in the punchlines of jokes, low testosterone is nothing to laugh at. From sexual dysfunction to weight gain, the effects of low testosterone levels can be both life-disrupting and distressing for those who experience them. At Men’s Vitality Center, we know that it can be difficult to bring your symptoms to your doctor’s attention. In today’s post, we’ll explain why and how you should bring up your symptoms with your doctor.

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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Low Testosterone

While there are numerous symptoms of low testosterone you could be experiencing, the two most common symptoms that patients seek help for are sexual and erectile dysfunction. Low libido and the inability to maintain an erection are always distressing symptoms to experience, but many people still have trouble bringing these symptoms to their doctor’s attention. No matter how hesitant you may be about speaking with your doctor about your symptoms, remember that their job as medical professionals is to help you live a happy and healthy life. They entered the medical field to help people just like you, so always be open and forthcoming in your discussions about your sexual health.

Sexual and mental health are alike in the sense that they’re both often stigmatized, and the symptoms of low testosterone are often equal parts physical and psychological. Many men who could benefit from testosterone replacement therapy suffer from mental health problems, including:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased motivation
  • Difficulty falling and staying asleep
  • Fatigue

It can be just as difficult to bring these symptoms to your doctor’s attention, but it’s important for them to know the extent of your symptoms. The symptoms of low testosterone are often attributable to other conditions, but in conjunction, they can provide your doctor with a reliable indication that your testosterone levels are low.

If you’re feeling self-conscious about your symptoms, you don’t have to tell anyone at the front desk about your symptoms or why you’re scheduling an appointment. The same applies to the nurse who checks your vital signs – you can simply list a few of your experiences and wait to discuss everything with your doctor.

You can also send your doctor an email detailing your symptoms before your appointment if you feel more comfortable discussing them through a digital medium. Just be sure to send it several days before your appointment so that your doctor has time to read it.

We hope that this post will help you become more comfortable sharing your symptoms with your doctor. Men’s Vitality Center in Tempe is here to support you and help you become the healthiest version of yourself. We provide testosterone replacement therapy in Tempe using high-quality testosterone injections that can improve your symptoms within 21 days – get in touch with us today for an appointment!