With the idea of how testosterone works, it is time to understand what total testosterone is. Total testosterone is essentially a test to measure the testosterone that is attached to protein that is in the blood. This is typically bound to different kinds of proteins such as albumin and the sex-hormone binding globulin. If experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, think about getting this test done to check levels.
What symptoms to look for that distinguish low testosterone:
- Low sex drive
- Trouble getting an erection
- Low sperm count
- Weak bones
Even fatigue can be a result of low testosterone. It is important to get some tests run to figure out what the hormone levels are so that we can take action and get the help that is needed.