Low serum testosterone, also known as hypogonadism or andropause, affects many men — up to 40 percent — after the age of 45. Your risk for low testosterone increases as you age.
You may have low testosterone if you have symptoms such as:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low libido
- Reduced sexual activity
- Increased body fat
- Lower energy levels and fatigue
- Reduced muscle mass
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Opioid use
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Your doctor can help increase your levels of testosterone with replacement therapy. With this therapy, you will receive testosterone through gels, pills, patches, or injections.
Your doctor will take a sample of your blood to check your testosterone levels. They will also check levels of other hormones, such as estradiol and luteinizing hormone, that can cause low testosterone.
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing
Your doctor will also use a blood test to check your PSA levels. High PSA levels may mean you have prostate cancer, which can affect testosterone levels.
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