In this three part series I will be going through the Endocrine Society Guidelines for managing patients with testosterone for hypogonadism. This is a pretty dense document, so this paper will be broken up into three different podcasts covering various aspects of the paper.
Podcast 1: Basic physiology of testosterone and the types of hypogonadism
Podcast 2: How to diagnose hypogonadism
Podcast 3: Treatment and monitoring
In this episode (episode 2/3) we cover:
00:24 - How to diagnose hypogonadism
05:47 - How testosterone values can change day to day
09:13 - What is included in testosterone lab work
11:13 - When to check free testosterone
13:07 - What normal testosterone levels are
14:51 - When we screen for low testosterone
*Disclaimer* This podcast is for entertainment, education, and informational purposes only. The topics discussed should not solely be used to diagnose, treat , or prevent any condition. The information presented here was created with an evidence based approach, but you please keep in mind that science is always changing and at the time of listening to this there may some new data that makes this information incomplete or inaccurate. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or qualified health care provider for questions regarding any medical condition.