Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males (ADAM) Quiz for Low Testosterone

Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males (ADAM) Quiz for Low Testosterone

Low sex hormone need testosterone therapyThe ADAM quiz lets you know, based on the symptoms you report, if you may have a testosterone deficiency. This quiz can help you determine if you need to get your testosterone level checked to rule out Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome.

Answer the ten questions below, and you will get your results immediately by email.

Note: You should not use the results of this brief self-evaluation as a replacement for a medical consultation. If you receive a positive result, it does not mean you have a testosterone deficiency. This quiz provides an initial analysis of your symptoms. The ADAM quiz is a guide to help you figure out if you should bring up these concerns with your healthcare provider.

Take the ADAM Low Testosterone Quiz

Testosterone Deficiency in Males: Common Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency include the following:

Sexual Signs and Symptoms

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Reduced erectile function

Cognitive Signs and Symptoms

  • Depressive symptoms
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Reduced motivation
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Irritability

Physical Signs and Symptoms

  • Reduced energy
  • Reduced endurance
  • Diminished work performance
  • Diminished physical performance
  • Loss of body hair
  • Reduced beard growth
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced lean muscle mass
  • Obesity
  • Change in sleep pattern

How Do I Know If I Have Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome?

Men who have signs and symptoms of low testosterone and who tested positive on the ADAM quiz undergo blood tests to determine if their testosterone level truly is below a healthy range. The diagnosis of Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome will be confirmed once a man has an unequivocally low total testosterone level on two separate morning laboratory tests.

What Causes Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome in Males?

Causes of testosterone deficiency (TD) are numerous and divided into two main categories: primary causes and secondary causes.

In primary hypogonadism, either a congenital (born with it) or acquired (mumps, trauma, radiation) testicular problem exist such that the testes cannot produce enough testosterone.

Secondary hypogonadism accounts for the majority of low testosterone cases. In this type, testosterone level is low as a result of complex physiological and behavioural factors that interfere with testosterone production in the otherwise normally formed testicles. Common examples of these conditions are obesity, diabetes, and head trauma.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy at Pollock Clinics in Vancouver

At Pollock Clinics, our goal is to carefully diagnose and treat those patients who have signs and symptoms of low testosterone through detailed history taking, focused physical examination, and proper biochemical laboratory testing.

Our clinic provides testosterone replacement therapy to patients who have signs/symptoms and biochemical evidence of hypogonadism (low testosterone) and only after we have validated that they can have testosterone therapy safely.

Circumstances, where it may not be safe, will be determined by the treating physician through the assessment process.

Please contact us for more information.

By |2020-02-23T00:51:13-08:00February 6th, 2020|Men's Health|Comments Off on Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males (ADAM) Quiz for Low Testosterone

About the Author:

Jack Chang, MD, is a graduate of Yale University and the University of British Columbia Medical School. After completing his postgraduate training in Prince George, BC, he started his career serving rural and remote communities in BC, Yukon, and Nunavut before joining Pollock Clinics in 2014. Dr. Chang is a veteran of multiple No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI) medical missions, providing free vasectomies in developing countries such as Haiti, Kenya, and the Philippines to alleviate poverty through family planning. Dr. Chang also trains international physicians from around the world as part of the NSVI missions. He performs circumcisions using both the Pollock Technique™ and the Shang Ring technique. Dr Chang trained in China with the developers of the Shang Ring method and directed the licensing of the Shang Ring through Health Canada and performed the first case of Shang Ring circumcision in Canada. He continues to lead the introduction of this adult circumcision method in North America. He is a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents.