What men know about testosterone is highly influenced by media, especially since the FDA allowed direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription medications 22 years ago. You’ve seen the ads: Falling asleep after dinner? Sex drive down? Enjoying life less than before? Work performance tanking? Gotta be testosterone, right?
Alas, the answers to those questions really aren’t as simple as advertisers might lead you to believe. True here as much as with the rest of medicine, issues around testosterone get a little more complicated as you drill down deeper. Think of it as a ‘tip of the iceberg’ problem in which there’s a lot more to it than what’s obvious at first glance.
Here are 5 questions to ask yourself – and your doctor – when considering testosterone therapy. Consider it a guiding light as you navigate this uneven path.
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