Testosterone is a hormone known as an “androgen.” It is found in men and women, but at higher levels in men. It is the sex hormone that causes thicker hair growth, muscle mass, strength, fat distribution and bone growth just to name a few. It is produced in the testicles. As men age, their testosterone production drops. Whereas women go through menopause rather abruptly, men have a more gradual decline.
Many men on TRT report a general sense of well being.
As with all hormonal therapy there can be side effects including acne, fluid retention, headache, increased balding pattern, and decreased testicular size. However, any side effects are generally dose dependent, reversible, or can be mitigated with medication strategies. Management of your TRT is highly individualized, and we will work with you to to get the most gains from your TRT, while avoiding any unwanted side effects.
Given at physiologic, therapeutic levels - ABSOLUTELY! A few poorly designed studies captured the attention an left a public impression. More recent studies prove the BENEFITS of TRT. including protective effect to cardiovascular and prostate health.
Symptoms of low testosterone may vary from man to man, but most men can report excessive afternoon or evening fatigue, decreased sex drive, poor erection quality, decreased muscle mass, increased fat especially around the mid section, low motivation, concentration, drive and anxiety and/or depression.
A simple blood test is all it takes to check your testosterone levels. However, our approach is comprehensive. Certain medications (over-the-counter and prescription), obesity, lack of exercise and certain foods all can lower your testosterone production.
Low testosterone levels are generally anywhere below 250-350mg/dl. But to be clear, this criteria is arbitrary and some indices are really set by insurance companies. Every patient is different, so an individualized approach to each man is warranted and it's what we do.
Non-TRT approaches to increasing a man's testosterone include weight loss, avoiding certain testosterone robbing foods, exercise, avoiding neuro-endocrine disruptors in the environment such as plastics, pesticides and herbicides.
We accept cash payment for our services and prescriptions in one monthly flat fee. Unfortunately, the vast majority of insurances do not pay for TRT and associated therapies. We do offer pre-payment discounts in three, six and 12- months options.
You will have direct access to your nurse practitioner who specializes in TRT and men's hormone therapy. You may email or text at anytime. Phone or tele-conference appointments are scheduled. We strive to answer your treatment questions and concerns by close of business day, or within 24hrs.
Contact our office today. We offer a no-obligation consultation to answer any questions you may have about TRT and associated therapies.
We utilize growth hormone secreting peptide medications that tell your brain to produce Human Growth Hormone (HGH) naturally. The medications, administered nightly, result in faster gym recovery times, faster injury recovery, increased muscle development, fat loss, improved skin quality, and improved sleep. It is typically given in 2-3-month cycles.
Therapy is well tolerated and safe. Headache, rash at injection site, water retention, and muscle cramping have been reported. Side effects are rare and transient.
Men feel great on this therapy!
We'll check your baseline IGF-1 levels to determine if you are a candidate for this type of performance enhancement.