To determine if you have a testosterone deficiency, your doctor will discuss your symptoms. He or she will also perform a physical exam. Every man’s testosterone levels decrease gradually with age, so your doctor will also order tests to make sure your symptoms aren’t related to a normal, age-related decline.
After you’ve been diagnosed, your doctor will work with you on a treatment plan tailored to your needs. It might include testosterone replacement therapy or hormone replacement in the form of injections, patches, pellets or gels.