How to Test for Low Testosterone Levels

TRT Doctors: How to Test for Low Testosterone Levels Properly

Medical technology is what has brought us to the point of being able to measure the amount of testosterone that an adult has through the use of a simple blood draw test. But not all doctors know how to test for low testosterone levels properly or how to correctly evaluate the symptoms that are frequently associated with the hormone disorder known as Low T; and as a result, many men are living with this debilitating health condition rather than having it medically corrected.

The medical treatment for Low T, which involves the introduction of supplemental bio-identical testosterone into the blood stream, has proven to be very effective in restoring a patient’s male hormone supply thereby reducing or even eliminating this condition’s troublesome symptoms. The same blood test that allows doctors to detect Low T is used to monitor the patient’s blood levels during and after the completion of their treatment cycles. The goal of each patient’s ongoing treatment program is to increase and sustain their testosterone levels to their optimal range; this is what provides patients with the maximum amount of beneficial results.

As you can imagine, the segment of medical science that is focused on human hormones is a very specialized one. The successful treatment of adult-onset hormonal disorders such as Low T is based on the medical provider knowing specifically how to test for low testosterone levels – and how to properly evaluate those test results properly within the context of each patient’s individual symptoms; current condition of health; age; weight; and any other physiological factors that may apply. For this reason, many adults who are currently using TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) have had their treatment prescribed for them by an endocrinologist, urologist or hormone replacement therapy specialist.

These are the types of experienced medical professionals who are more likely to test for both total and free testosterone levels, along with having any other blood tests performed that are pertinent to the individual patient’s diagnosis and treatment. As hormone specialists, they are also far more familiar with recognizing the telltale symptoms of Low T in adult patients than general practitioners and are more likely to correctly diagnose this disorder early on.  

Using TRT to Effectively Treat Your Low Testosterone Levels

Using TRT to Effectively Treat Your Low Testosterone Levels

A doctor who has not had extensive experience in how to test for low testosterone levels is often going to be less likely to correctly correlate an individual patient’s male hormone levels to their individual symptoms and health issues than a TRT specialist. This is often how Low T goes undetected in patients, because it is recognizing the physiological relationship between an adult’s male hormone levels plus a certain set of symptoms that produces both an accurate diagnosis and a properly prescribed treatment program.

Accuracy is the critical component in using testosterone replacement therapy effectively with minimal risk for adverse effects. It begins with the clinical accuracy of the patient’s diagnostic blood testing, which involves scheduling it for the appropriate time of day (since testosterone levels fluctuate during the day). It continues with accuracy in evaluating both the patient’s current condition of health and past health history; and accuracy is essential in prescribing the patient’s correct TRT dosage. And since this form of treatment is frequently self-administered by patients, it is incumbent upon them to follow their dosage instructions exactly as prescribed for them.

Regardless of the form that treatment takes, the method for how to test for low testosterone levels both before prescribing and throughout the course of therapy remains the same, the use of specific blood tests. TRT specialists understand when it is best to have these tests performed, whether the patient is using testosterone in the injectable form, the topically applied form, the transdermal form, the buccal form, or the implanted form. The orally digested form is not typically prescribed for patients because of legitimate concerns about the risk for liver damage; the forms that are absorbed into the bloodstream and not processed in the liver do not carry this risk.       

How to Become Better Informed about Low Testosterone Therapy

The medical protocols and methodologies utilized in Low T therapy are continually being refined to provide for even greater effectiveness. So in addition to having expertise in how to test for low testosterone levels, the doctors who prescribe TRT must also stay current with the latest advances in testosterone replacement therapy. And in the age of limitless information that digital technology has enabled, doctor in all fields of medical practice are dealing with patients who are significantly better informed about their health – and health challenges – than previous generations of patients have been.

However, having instant access to a limitless supply of information also presents challenges. The Internet, which has become the primary reference tool for most adults today, also contains a limitless supply of misleading and inaccurate misinformation. Sorting through and identifying what to believe as factual information about medical conditions such as Low T can prove to be a daunting and extremely time-consuming task. Actually, what most adults really want is to be able to go to just one reliable source to obtain accurate and helpful answers to their specific questions and concerns.

The TRT doctors at Nexel Medical have responded to the desire adults have for an efficient and personal way to get factual information and our concept could not be any simpler: Contact us directly. We encourage all adults who want to become better informed about any aspect of Low T and its treatment to simply call or email us with your specific questions so that one of our knowledgeable clinical advisors can personally assist you. Whether you want to find out more about how to test for low testosterone levels; how we can arrange for you to have testing performed locally; or any other aspect of testosterone replacement therapy, we will always be glad to explain anything you want to know about Low T levels.

You can also ask about our streamlined and very convenient procedures for providing medically prescribed TRT programs that are available locally to adults living anywhere in the US.

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