I get questions daily from my male patients (and concerned "better halfs") about "Low T." And, in view of the media blitz about low testosterone, this is not surprising.
If you listen to the ads, "tired, fatigued, decreased sexual drive,
erectile difficulties" you may think that you, like everyone else, has
this "common" problem. The ads would also lead you to believe that
treatment is very simple, just take this or that supplement and it will make
you very happy. But, here's the problem, there is a ton of misinformation out there.
Low testosterone level is indeed more prevalent now than in previous years. The
population is aging, and an age-related decrease in testosterone production
does occur. Other conditions which can give many of the same symptoms as Low T
are also on the rise, diabetes, obesity, and general stress, to name just a
few. And while some medications can do it too, narcotic pain medications are
Don't let the commercials fool you. A diagnosis of low testosterone requires
blood tests and clinical evaluation. It is virtually impossible to make a
diagnosis or treat the condition without testing.
So, if you think you belong to the low T group, give us a call. We'll get you
tested, and if necessary, put you on a proper treatment plan. Don't rely on television
advertising for your medical advice!