The Importance of a Testosterone Test

The Importance of a Testosterone Test

Testosterone is one of the most important hormones in the body. While many people associate testosterone with masculinity, this hormone is just as important in men as it is in women. More importantly, if the body makes too much or too little testosterone, it can have a serious impact on your health.

The good news is, there is an easy way to determine whether or not you have normal testosterone levels, and that is with a testosterone test.  This simple blood test can determine whether you have abnormally low or abnormally high testosterone levels—both of which can be an indicator of some serious conditions.

Before you get a testosterone test, there are a few things that you should know about these tests. First, there are a few medications that can impact your testosterone levels. These includes:

  • Opiates
  • Steroids
  • Barbiturates
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Androgen Therapies
  • Estrogen Therapies

If you are on any of these treatments, you should alert your doctor first. Your doctor may have you stop these medications before your test to ensure the results are accurate. Liver issues and alcohol abuse can also impact the amount of testosterone in the body.

Once you have gotten a testosterone test, your healthcare provider will go through the results with you. Depending on the results and any other symptoms or side effects that you may be experiencing, your healthcare professional may recommend a hormone replacement therapy, or may determine that something else is going on and you need to see a specialist. It all starts with a simple testosterone test.

If you are interested in a free testosterone test and learning more about what testosterone treatments can do for you, call LT Men’s Clinic today. You can reach us at 817-369-3605 to schedule an appointment today. We offer free testosterone tests so you can determine whether or not you have low T and you can explore your options fully.