Testosterone is to men what estrogen is to women.  Its what makes men, well, men.  Women past the age of menopause could probably relate to Low T.  Testosterone is what builds muscle and bone in puberty.  Its the stuff that makes your sweet little boys’ voice change.  You know the raging hormones the medical experts tell us our teenagers have?  In young men its testosterone and its responsible for putting the zing into sex for men.  Let me put it another way, without testosterone there is no zing.

The good news is that if you suspect that you have low testosterone levels your Medical Insurance will help pay for the treatment.  Even if you have already been diagnosed with low testosterone it is not a condition that could get you declined for Medical Insurance.  Low testosterone will require a blood test to determine if you have less than 300 nanograms of testosterone per deciliter of blood.  If you have a great Medical Insurance plan like the one that BlueCross/BlueShield of Florida offers you will not pay anything for the lab work for the blood test.  Symptoms of Low T are low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, mood problems, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.  Not all men with below-normal testosterone levels report symptoms but about one-half to two-thirds do.

There are several different treatments for Low T.  Just like women going through menopause and treating it with hormone replacement therapy, men too should be treated with testosterone replacement.  There are a few ways of delivering the testosterone; a daily skin gel, patches worn on the skin, pills taken by mouth, or injections.  The goal is to raise the blood level to mid normal range. All of these treatments require a prescription from your doctor and if your Medical Insurance has prescription coverage in most cases you would just pay a co-pay at the drug store.

Most men hate going to the doctor even if they have Medical Insurance.  I’m just guessing but I would have to guess that they probably really hate going to the doctor to discuss the fears they may have if they suspect they have Low T.  However, ignoring it is not going to make Low T disappear.  In fact, ignoring it may cause other health problems.  This from sciencedaily.com “As testosterone deficiency may contribute to impaired performance, mood, and libido, as well as have adverse impact on cardiovascular risk, these findings demonstrate the presence of a significant and unrecognized problem among men with diabetes,” said Dr. Mathis Grossmann of the University of Melbourne in Australia.  “Our findings of insulin resistance as a potential determinant of reduced testosterone levels may represent an important avenue for intervention.”  Have Medical Insurance and suspect Low T? Get yourself to a doctor asap.  Uninsured?  Its not a declinable condition so do some shopping around for Health Insurance Quotes so you can purchase Medical Insurance and get treated.  If you need help finding Medical Insurance give us a call at Insurance Medics.  We’d be pleased to help.

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