Simply because a man has a lower level of testosterone, does not require that he be treated. And in fact, we always have to weigh in medicine, the risks and benefits of our therapies. Testosterone therapy is almost universally a feel good experience for patients. They get more energy, a little more sex drive, but there are downsides. One of which is the gradual thickening of the bloodstream that could result in blood clots. Additionally, patients are occasionally bothered by acne or emotional lability, particularly partners of patients who start on testosterone, if they're started on too much testosterone, the patient becomes a little angry or edgy. So seriously, the risk benefit profile should be examined. And we don't, in my specialty, treatment just on the basis of a low number.
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