Ladies, if you happen to suspect that your man is on the low side of testosterone levels, there is no need to fear. It may not be an easy conversation to have, but a talk with him is important if you really believe he may be undergoing a case of Low T. Talk to your partner about the dangers and risks of Low T, taking special care to point out that Low T can cause a medical condition known as hypogonadism. He will probably want to know some of the signs and symptoms, so familiarize yourself with those. Now, here’s where it gets a bit tricky. While he may be understanding and not mind your concerns, once you get as far as symptoms, it’s possible that this will trigger anger and frustration. Understand that this is not a particularly easy subject to broach with your partner and think about how you would feel if your roles were reversed. It helps ease the tension if you offer to go with him to the provider’s. Remind him that it’s also possible he doesn’t have Low T, as signs and symptoms often resemble those caused by aging and/or other medical conditions. In this case, it can be a source of relief to find that he doesn’t have Low T after all. Hopefully the possibility of identifying the signs to a different medical condition will be encouragement enough to talk about his new changes and Low T with his provider at the next checkup.
It’s important for your partner to come forth with the truth about the changes in his body. In the event it turns out not to be Low T, he will need to know what it is exactly causing all these changes and if there are treatment options. He may not want to hear about it, but let him know that his health and happiness and overall well-being are important to you and your relationship.
Most of all, make sure the environment you are in is free from distractions and interruptions so that you can have this talk in a quiet, clear state of mind and not open a whole new can of worms. Your partner should appreciate all that you are doing to watch out for his health. If not, be patient. He’ll come around with a little less pushing sometimes. Be careful of the choice of words you use. Your man will feel better once he has clearer answers. The transition and diagnosis part is always the hardest.