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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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
- Decreased bone density
- Swollen and/or breast tenderness (gynecomastia)
- Increased hair loss
- Memory loss
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
No problem. Simply give us a call and we will discuss your options with you.