A testosterone deficiency can cause complications and sometimes debilitating symptoms that can impact your mood and everyday life. Evolve Medical is joined by Dr Ella Russell, a private GP with more than 20 years of experience in delivering the highest standard of care, to provide testosterone deficiency consultations in Leeds.
The satisfaction and safety of our customers is our priority, so you can rest assured you will be treated with the utmost respect, dignity and care when booking and undertaking a testosterone deficiency consultation with us.
What Is Testosterone Deficiency?
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays a part in the creation of muscle mass, hair growth and sexual function. Typically testosterone levels can decrease with age which can lead to a testosterone deficiency, where the body does not have enough of the hormone.
Testosterone Deficiency Causes
Testosterone deficiency has several possible causes including;
- testicular problems
- hypothalamus and pituitary problems
- impaired action or suppression of testosterone
It is important that you speak to a doctor if you believe you may have low testosterone levels.
What Are The Symptoms Of Testosterone Deficiency?
Testosterone deficiency symptoms may differ from person to person, but can include the following;
- Low energy
- Low libido
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sweats and flushes
- Reduced muscle mass and strength
- Reduced body hair
- Breast tissue growth
- Erectile dysfunction
If you are suffering from two or more of these symptoms, we recommend booking an appointment for a testosterone deficiency consultation today.
How Is Testosterone Deficiency Diagnosed?
A testosterone deficiency diagnosis is confirmed through medical history, a physical examination and blood tests. This will all be covered during your one hour consultation at Evolve Medical.
What Happens During The Consultation?
During your hour-long testosterone deficiency consultation appointment, our doctor will do a full physical examination, following a review of your full medical history. It’s recommended patients attend follow-up appointments at 3, 6 and 12 months. Each will require repeat blood tests, – followed by a 20-minute review appointment.
Who Should Be Tested For Testosterone Deficiency?
Anyone who is concerned about potential symptoms should be tested for testosterone deficiency. If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, have a BMI over 30 or a waist circumference over 100 cm you should also consider a testosterone deficiency consultation. Men who are on opiate medication, antipsychotics, anticonvulsant medication, steroids and some antidepressants may be at a higher risk of having a testosterone deficiency.
Who Should Not Be Tested For Testosterone Deficiency?
Those with prostate cancer, male breast cancer or with an existing cardiovascular disease should avoid being tested for a testosterone deficiency. It is also recommended that you do not proceed with testosterone deficiency if you are currently trying to conceive.
Who Will Be Taking The Consultation?
Your consultation will be delivered by private GP Dr Ella Russell. With more than 20 years of experience and recognised throughout Yorkshire for providing the highest standard of care to her patients, you can express your confidential concerns knowing you will be in safe hands.
|Initial assessment and bloods
|Follow up appointments
|£65-£95 not including bloods