There is information galore that surrounds the subject of low testosterone. Every personal trainer, fitness blogger, and fitness fanatic is an “expert” on testosterone levels. Just typing anything related to testosterone into Google will yield thousands of results. While there are literally thousands of sources to look at, there are very few places where you can get a real diagnosis in regards to low testosterone levels. Unfortunately no amount of research or reading can actually give you a diagnosis. You also cannot go into a doctor’s office to ask for testosterone replacement therapy in Tucson just because you feel tired and feel as though your muscle mass is not up to snuff.
There is only one true way to get an answer as to whether or not testosterone replacement therapy in Tucson will work for you, and that is through a qualified medical professional. Only a medical doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner can make a diagnosis about testosterone levels. Only through a blood draw will a medical professional be able to assess testosterone levels. A medical professional will order a blood test that will focus on unbound testosterone (called ‘free testosterone’) and the bound testosterone (sex-hormone binding globulin) levels. A physician may even order a bio-available testosterone test.
Once these blood tests have been taken and the physician receives the results they will interpret the levels. There are normal testosterone ranges for men in every age bracket. The physician will decide whether or not the specific levels fall within normal ranges. For those that fall below normal, testosterone replacement therapy may be ordered to offset the difference. Each patient is different so that means that each management plan will differ. Speaking to your physician at Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson will help you understand whether or not you are a in need of testosterone replacement therapy.