Talking to your doctor

If you have TD symptoms maybe you should do something about it

If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of low testosterone then you should talk to your healthcare professional. TD is not an easy subject to talk about and many men put off talking about it for months, even years. But the sooner you talk about the issue, the quicker you are likely to get your sex life and energy levels back on track. So why delay?

It takes guts to tell a healthcare professional about your TD symptoms. But they can’t know what your problem is until you mention it - so unless you make the first move, you won’t get the treatment you need.

Your healthcare professional will probably assess your symptoms by asking questions about your sex life, as well as other influences on your health - like any medications you are taking, your lifestyle, typical diet and usual levels of exercise.

If you complete the online symptom checker then print out your results and take them along with you to your appointment, this may help make your conversation a little easier, as it’s only natural that you might feel a little awkward talking about your sexual health with someone else.

Breaking the ice

If you’re embarrassed to mention your specific symptoms, try this lead in: “I’ve heard a lot about the effects of low testosterone and think I might be affected - can we talk about it?” you can then let them know you have completed the ADAM questionnaire online and you can share with them the results you printed out.

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