Frequently Asked Questions

There are serious health risks associated with Low Testosterone and they should not be ignored. Low Testosterone can be caused by a communication breakdown or by a signaling problem that occur between the brain and the testes that causes the production of testosterone to drop below normal or completely shut down. Low Testosterone can also occur when your body can’t make normal levels of testosterone. Low Testosterone can lead to a medical condition known as hypogonadism, which has many symptoms including fatigue, decreased energy, reduced sexual desire, and depressed mood.  There is no cure for hypogonadism. It is a medical condition that usually requires ongoing Testosterone treatment.

The good news is that it can be diagnosed and easily treated by the doctor.

It is estimated that Low Testosterone affects more than 20 million men in the U.S.

Is testosterone treatment right for you?

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your therapies covered by Insurance?

All of our lab work is done through Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp, in which your insurance will pay its standard lab work coverage (no different then a primary care provider).

Unfortunately we do not take insurance. Please contact your insurance company directly and ask if they cover Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). If they do, we are happy to provide you with receipts so that you can be reimbursed for your therapy.

What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone?

The following symptoms may be a sign of Low Testosterone and should not be ignored:

  • Decreased energy
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Emotional changes (such as a decrease in motivation or self-confidence; some men may experience depression or sadness)
  • Reduced muscle mass and strength
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Decreased libido
  • Increased body fat
  • Irritability
  • Decreased bone density
  • Swollen and/or breast tenderness (gynecomastia)
  • Increased hair loss
  • Memory loss

What are the health risks of having low testosterone levels?

Some of the health risks of having Low Testosterone include:

  • INCREASE in body fat
  • INCREASE incidence of prostate cancer
  • INCREASE in Cardiovascular Disease
  • INCREASE in Depression
  • INCREASE in risk of Diabetes and developing insulin resistance
  • INCREASE in Osteoporosis
  • DECREASE in sexual function/libido
  • DECREASE in well-being
  • DECREASE in muscle mass

What are the health risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Testosterone Replacement Therapy is relatively safe and has only two main potential risks:

  • The increase in estradiol, which is basically an increase in your body’s estrogen levels.
  • Elevated Hematocrit/Hemoglobin, which means your body is producing too many red blood cells.

These risks are easily prevented and treated when monitored by the physician.

How do I determine if I qualify for Testosterone Replacement Therapy? (TRT)

To determine if you qualify for treatment, we will schedule a simple blood test that will be drawn at a blood testing facility near you. Within a few short days, we will have your results and you will be notified of your options. Once you have been qualified, a licensed physician will contact you to schedule your appointment.

Once I start testosterone therapy, do I have to continue using testosterone forever?

In many cases, Testosterone Replacement Therapy is often continued indefinitely due to the tremendous benefits one usually gains during treatment, however there are protocols that can be followed to safely come off of the medication.

Do I have to take injections?

Not necessarily. Injections are a part of most of our programs; however there are other options that you can discuss with our providers.  Troches or Creams may be an option for you.

What if I am not comfortable giving myself injections?

We offer in-office injections as well as a training seminar of how to “self-administer.” Your medical provider may also discuss other options with you.

Is HCG for men or can women benefit from it as well?

Both men and women can benefit greatly from HCG therapy.  Benefits of HCG for woman include weight loss, improved collagen of the skin and tightening, higher metabolism, better mental clarity and overall health improvements.

How Does HCG Help Patients Lose Weight Faster?

HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a naturally-occurring hormone found in pregnant women. HCG works to release deep fat stores and helps to convert those fat stores into energy.

Some of the benefits experienced by our patients include:

  • Appetite suppression
  • Reduced irritability
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Enhanced feelings of well-being
  • Increased metabolism
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Reduced blood sugar and bad cholesterol (LDL) levels

What if I want to change my package?

No problem. Simply give us a call and we will discuss your options with you.

Who can I speak with to get answers on your programs?

Give us a call to speak with one of our program specialists. We can be reached in our Newtown, CT office at (203) 491- 2999 or contact our program specialist.