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How Do You Diagnose Low T?

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Many men don’t realize how significant testosterone is in their overall health and wellness. While this male sex hormone is responsible for sex drive and sperm production, it’s also responsible for other aspects of men’s health, including red-blood-cell production, muscle strength, fat distribution, and more.

Having low levels of testosterone (i.e. Low T or hypogonadism) puts these vital areas of your health and more at risk. By recognizing the signs of low T count as early as possible, you can avoid serious health issues and complications.

Low T in men can cause one or more of the following low-T-level symptoms:

  • Decreased energy levels

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)

  • Low libido

  • Low semen production

  • Decrease in size of testicles

  • Loss of muscle mass

  • Decrease in bone mass

  • Hair loss

  • Weight gain & increased body fat (which can lead to health complications like cardiovascular disease and/or Type 2 diabetes)

  • Mood changes

When Is It Time to Visit Your Men’s Low T Clinic? Concerned with one or more of the above low T symptoms? It may be time to visit a medical provider with expertise in diagnosing and treating low T in men. At EveresT Men’s Health, our owners have over twenty years of combined experience identifying low-T-level symptoms and delivering effective treatments for men. Your EveresT team can guide you through the low-T-diagnosis process and establish a treatment plan to help improve your low-T count.

What Does the Process of a Low T Diagnosis Look Like?

1. Complete a Medical Evaluation.

During your initial appointment, your EveresT doctor will listen to your concerns, assess your medical history and any current medical conditions, and perform a comprehensive medical exam, checking for signs of low T and other health concerns.

2. Run Necessary Testing to Identify Potential Deficiencies.

After your medical exam, we’ll perform any necessary tests (e.g. blood work, etc.) to determine if you have a low T count and any other potential deficiencies. According to American Urological Association, low T diagnosis is determined by having a total blood testosterone level below 300

nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Your EveresT doctor may also run additional testing to rule out any potential underlying conditions that could be contributing or causing your symptom(s).

3. Create a Personalized Treatment Plan.

If your medical exam and lab results confirm a low T diagnosis, our EveresT team will educate you on your options and customize a lifestyle program that’ll help you get back to feeling your best. One common treatment option for low T in men is testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). If TRT is the right treatment option for you, your EveresT team will thoroughly explain the TRT process and various TRT method(s) (e.g. patches, injections, implant pellets, gels, etc.) and supplement with lifestyle guidance to optimize your health.

4. Monitor Health Changes Over Time.

To ensure your low T treatment plan is effective, your EveresT team will closely monitor any health changes over time, including changes in your physical fitness, body composition, blood work, etc. By performing routine follow-ups, we can ensure you’re receiving sufficient treatment(s) and make any adjustments to ensure your optimal health is restored.

Trust the Leading Twin Cities Low T Doctors at EveresT

At EveresT, our mission is to help our patients achieve their best health through proactive medicine, personalized care, and patient education. We offer a variety of men’s medical services, including testosterone replacement for low T count, medical weight loss plans for men, and treatment for Type II diabetes, so we can help our patients face all their current health challenges head on.

If you’re experiencing one or more low-T-level symptoms, contact us today to schedule your consultation at our Woodbury or Plymouth locations, where you can discuss your symptoms with one of our men’s health experts who’ll listen to your concerns, provide a comprehensive evaluation, and create an individualized treatment plan that best addresses your diagnosis, so you can start achieving your optimal health!