How do you diagnose low Testosterone in men?
Low Testosterone can be diagnosed if you have 3 or more of the following symptoms:
- decreased sex drive
- erectile dysfunction (ED)
- loss of stamina
- fatigue, weakness or low energy
- mental fogginess or forgetfulness
- irritability or mood swings
- depression, or lack of motivation
- sleep disturbances
- muscle loss or wasting
- increase in body fat, especially waistline
- arthritis or joint pains
- loss of skin tone
- loss of body hair
Along with the symptoms, we look for a low total testosterone blood level or a low free testosterone blood level. A man must have both symptoms and a low blood level of testosterone to qualify for treatment.