Do I Have Low Testosterone?

Low testosterone affects millions of men. The vast majority are undiagnosed. If you have these symptoms, you could be one of them.
  • Low Energy
  • Fatigue
  • Low Motivation
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Weight Gain
  • Loss of Strength

How It Works

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Contact us to schedule your initial free consultation and lab work. We'll talk about your health concerns and goals, and you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Get Labs
Next, you'll get your blood drawn. You can go to any LabCorp location. We'll get a full set of labs, which will include your testosterone and several other hormone levels. To give us a picture of your overall health, we'll also look at your blood counts, kidney and liver function, cholesterol levels, PSA (prostate cancer screening), thyroid hormones, and hemoglobin A1c (to check for diabetes).
Schedule an appointment
This appointment will be more in-depth and typically lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour. We'll go over all your lab results in detail and perform a physical assessment. Together we will discuss what treatment options are right for you. Follow-up visits are scheduled 2-3 months after treatment is started, to monitor progress. Another set of labs will be drawn before that visit. In the meantime, you can call or email us any time with questions.

Low Testosterone

How common is it?

Below is the percentage of men by age affected by low testosterone


Testosterone is important for a multitude of functions. It is critical to bone health, aids in production of red blood cells (our oxygen carrying cells), impacts our mood and energy level, and protects against mental fogginess. Around the age of 40, our testosterone levels will decrease by approximately 1-2% per year.


As mentioned previously, Testosterone levels peak during early adulthood and begin to decline starting around the age of 40. Low testosterone can be secondary to age related changes, decreased production of the hormone by the testicles, or due to problems with the pituitary gland (small gland in the brain that controls the production of testosterone). It will be important for your APRN to determine the cause of your low testosterone so that your treatment can be optimized.

How to Diagnose

Your APRN will perform a physical exam, review your symptoms, and obtain a blood test to check your hormone levels. If your testosterone levels are below a certain threshold, a subsequent additional and/or confirmatory blood test may be done prior to any recommendation for treatment. It is important to note that, because of the cyclic nature in which our bodies produce testosterone, all of your labs should be drawn prior to 10 o’clock in the morning for maximum accuracy.

Treatment Options

In most cases, men need to have low levels of testosterone in their blood, in addition to several symptoms of low Testosterone, in order to qualify for testosterone therapy. Testosterone therapy is not right for every patient and you should have a discussion with your APRN prior to initiating treatment. Sometimes your APRN can identify the source of low testosterone such as weight gain or certain medications which might be addressed prior to resorting to testosterone therapy

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