Let's tackle testosterone deficiency (TD)

The Tackle TD campaign has been developed to raise awareness of testosterone deficiency (TD) and aims to provide men who may have the condition with the information and resources they require to seek the help they need.

* The prevalence of hypogonadism was 38.7% in men aged ≥45 years presenting to primary care offices, with significantly higher rates in men with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes, regardless of age1,2,3

What is TD?

It’s a hormonal change that AFFECTS MEN OF ANY AGE which results in a very low testosterone level...

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Do you have TD symptoms?

Find out if you may have symptoms of TD by completing our SYMPTOM CHECKER..

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Can TD be treated?

TD CAN BE TREATED with a wide range of different testosterone replacement therapies...

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Did you know?

If you feel you may be suffering from testosterone deficiency, talk to your doctor about your concerns.

You need sufficient testosterone to maintain sexual function, general health & wellbeing

Having adequate testosterone levels throughout life is necessary to maintain sexual desire and erectile function, as well as general health and vitality/energy.4-8

If you've been suffering from a lack of energy, fatigue, low sex drive, impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction), depressed mood, decreased strength and/or endurance, these aren’t just signs of getting older. You may be experiencing symptoms of low testosterone.9-11 Sexual problems (low sex drive and erectile dysfunction) are the most common symptoms of low testosterone.9 The good news is that testosterone deficiency can be treated effectively with a wide range of different testosterone treatments.4-7
Tips on talking to your doctor

See if you should have your testosterone level checked

Check your symptoms

Simply select the symptoms you have been experiencing and then click the 'submit' button to view your results.
Remember there are no right or wrong answers, this is only a guide to help you and your doctor or nurse.

References

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  • Chandel A, Dhindsa S, Topiwala S, Chaudhuri A, Dandona P. Testosterone concentration in young patients with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2008;31(10):2013-2017. Return to content
  • Dhindsa S, Ghanim H, Batra M, Dandona P. Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism in Men With Diabesity. Diabetes Care. 2018;41(7):1516-1525. Return to content
  • Mulhall JP, Trost LW, Brannigan RE, et al. Evaluation and Management of Testosterone Deficiency: AUA Guideline. J Urol. 2018;200(2):423-432. Return to content
  • Bhasin S, Brito JP, Cunningham GR, et al. Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018;103(5):1715-1744. Return to content
  • Hackett G, Kirby M, Edwards D, et al. British Society for Sexual Medicine Guidelines on Adult Testosterone Deficiency, With Statements for UK Practice. The journal of sexual medicine. 2017;14(12):1504-1523. Return to content
  • Dohle GR, Arver S, Bettocchi C, Jones TH, Kliesch S. 2018 European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines on Male Hypogonadism. Available at https://uroweb.org/guideline/ male-hypogonadism. Return to content
  • Snyder PJ, Bhasin S, Cunningham GR, et al. Effects of Testosterone Treatment in Older Men. N Engl J Med. 2016;374(7):611-624. Return to content
  • Wu FC, Tajar A, Beynon JM, et al. Identification of late-onset hypogonadism in middle-aged and elderly men. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(2):123-135. Return to content
  • Rosen RC, Seftel AD, Ruff DD, Muram D. A Pilot Study Using a Web Survey to Identify Characteristics That Influence Hypogonadal Men to Initiate testosterone therapy (TTh). American journal of men’s health. 2018;12(3):567-574. Return to content
  • Shortridge EF, Polzer P, Donga P, Wade RL. Symptom report and treatment experience of hypogonadal men with and without type 2 diabetes in a United States health plan. Int J Clin Pract. 2015;69(7):783-790. Return to content
  • Morley JE, Charlton E, Patrick P, et al. Validation of a screening questionnaire for androgen deficiency in ageing males. Metabolism. 2000;49(9):1239-1242. Return to content