Frequently Asked Questions
Low Testosterone and it’s accompanied treatments can come with a lot of questions. Below we have compiled the most frequently asked questions as well as answers designed to inform you on both the deficiency itself and treatment process.
Low T can result from several different things. Naturally, males begin to slow the production of testosterone after the age of 30. This natural reduction in production can be the culprit, but Low T can stem from a few other places as well.
Testicular failure or other issues which originate in the testes are common causes of Low T. Pituitary gland issues have also been noted to affect T levels.
Some behaviors or other medical issues can directly affect T levels as well. Obesity, long-term opioid use, anabolic steroid use, cancer treatments, as well as brain or testicle injuries.
Testosterone is crucial for many bodily functions. Therefore Low T levels can result in a wide array of symptoms that might be mistaken for other issues. If you experience any of the below symptoms for more than just a few days, you will want to schedule an appointment with Men’s T Health to make sure that they are not a sign of irregular T levels. Common symptoms include:
- Fatigue, exhaustion, or general decreased energy levels.
- A decrease or inhibited sex drive.
- Inability to perform sexually or sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation.
- Depressed mood or low emotions.
- An increase in body weight and stubborn body fat.
- A decrease in muscle mass or physical strength.
- Unexpected balding or loss of body hair.
Testosterone levels can influx greatly at many times throughout the day. One blood test only provides your T levels for that given moment.
This is why we test and monitor your T levels throughout testosterone therapy. Other hormones can also have an effect on T levels. For example you may have normal levels one day and low levels the next.
If you have been diagnosed with hypogonadism then you most likely have low testosterone. You can still qualify for treatment with borderline levels.
The treatment of hypogonadism involves working with Men’s T Health to create a treatment plan tailored fit to your needs.
Under medical supervision, our clinic will administer customized injections that your body requires to once again function optimally. While there are several methods of administration (gels, creams and pellets) testosterone injections are regarded as the best and most effective route to a therapeutic testosterone level.
Testosterone is absorbed through the fat tissue in the body. Increased body fat could mean slow absorption rates. That being said, when testosterone is injected most patients see improved symptoms within one month of starting treatment.
If you do not see any improvements after 12 weeks of treatment, it could mean that you were misdiagnosed. At that point, it is time to consider alternatives to T therapy.
As with any medical treatment, the benefits of T Therapy can vary from individuals based on several factors, which include weight, body fat and lifestyle. Most patients will see these benefits within 4 weeks of beginning treatment:
- Improved muscle mass
- Increased energy levels
- Decrease in belly fat, improved metabolism and easier weight loss
- Decrease in fatigue and an increased libido and improved sexual function
- Positive mood, ambition and improved cognitive function
- Healthier skin
Just like the benefits of T therapy, its side effects can vary greatly from person to person. Side effects can occur, which further proves that treatment under the watchful eye of a physician at Men’s T Health is crucial. Side effects of testosterone therapy can include:
- Increased estrogen levels
- Some urination symptoms such as a weak stream and increased frequency
- Breast enlargement
- Complications associated with those diagnosed with sleep apnea
- Low sperm count and decreased testicular size
- Increased red blood cell count
Most of these symptoms are minimal and can be treated with over the counter treatments. It is crucial for men who are trying to conceive children, or who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer to not undergo T therapy.
Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough testosterone — or has an impaired ability to produce sperm or both.
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No, Men’s T Health does not offer memberships. However, many of our cash pay patients are charged on a monthly basis for their personalized testosterone replacement treatment.
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