Talk to your doctor

Don’t delay

Often men will delay talking to their doctor for months, even years. But the sooner you talk about the issue, the quicker you are likely to get your sex life and energy levels back on track.

What should I expect?

During your appointment, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and assess your health. If your doctor thinks you might have testosterone deficiency, he or she will suggest that you have a simple blood test to measure your testosterone levels. The blood test should be performed in the morning. In case the first blood test is abnormal, another one should be done on a different day, in the morning, to confirm the diagnosis.

If your blood test results show low testosterone levels and you have symptoms of testosterone deficiency, the doctor may either refer you to a specialist or directly recommend an appropriate course of action.

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Appointment with your doctor
Two simple blood tests

TDS Confirmed


TDS diagnosis and treatment
Referral to specialist and blood test
TDS diagnosis and treatment

Available treatments

Effective treatment will aim to restore testosterone levels to normal and should mean a gradual improvement in energy levels, sex drive/libido, erectile function, concentration and general mood.


There are certain changes you can make in your daily habits to help you boost your natural level of testosterone:

  • Get enough rest

    Lack of sleep can result in reduced testosterone levels. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night and rearrange your schedule to make rest a top priority!

  • Maintain a healthy weight

    Obesity has been linked to the development of TDS. Losing weight can help increase testosterone levels. Change your diet. Eating a healthy, balanced diet will help you feel better generally. Consult your doctor to get dietary advice.

Drug Treatments

If drug treatment is recommended for you, the various testosterone replacement therapies include: topical gels applied to the skin each day and injections into the muscle (every 2-3 weeks or 10-14 weeks).

You and your doctor will decide the best treatment for you.

Talk to your Partner!

If you’ve noticed a change in your behaviour over time, odds are your partner has too! Click on the link below to see how partners of loved ones with suspected TDS might help.

Partner Information


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