Low T: Diagnosis
To evaluate you for Low-T, we send an early morning blood testosterone level, preferably prior to 10 AM. If it is low, we check it a second time to be certain the testosterone is truly low. We may also order additional hormonal tests, and will also frequently obtain baseline testing for prostate cancer (PSA) and blood counts (hemoglobin/hematocrit).
Men with hypogonadism may have undiagnosed high blood pressure, abnormal lipid profile, early diabetes, anemia – all of which contribute to the risk of stroke or heart attack. Men with erectile dysfunction may have cardiovascular disease which may also increase the risk for stroke or heart attack. We actively screen for these risk factors.