Low Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone is a hormone, a molecular messenger that travels through your bloodstream to act on many organs and tissues in your body, including your brain, muscles, fat, bones and sexual organs.
Testosterone and the brain
Your thinking abilities and general sense of well-being, including your mood, energy level and sense of vitality, and sexual drive or libido are all affected by testosterone.
Testosterone and muscle
Testosterone creates muscle cells and causes them to grow in size and strength.
Testosterone and fat
Testosterone has been shown to reduce body fat, particularly in the midsection and chest. The result is an improvement in lean body mass.
Testosterone and bones
Testosterone helps prevent the normal bone destruction of aging and actually improves bone density. This reduces the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.
Testosterone and the heart
Testosterone can inﬂuence cardiovascular risk factors indirectly through its effect on the amount of fat in your body, and there is evidence it benefits the heart directly. It may help open the coronary arteries, and possibly improve cardiac function in people with heart disease and heart failure.
Testosterone and sex
Low testosterone can reduce your ability to have satisfying sex. Lack of sex drive and erectile dysfunction are sexual problems that can result from low testosterone. If low testosterone is the cause, treating it can help.
Because testosterone affects so many organs and tissues, low levels are associated with many signs and symptoms throughout the body.
Symptoms you may experience but cannot be adequately measured include:
- Irritability or unexplained negative mood
- Loss of motivation
- Anxiety or increased pessimism
- Increased fatigue, low energy or diminished sense of well-being
- Difﬁculty concentrating, lack of focus, forgetfulness and loss of memory
- Feeling that you have lost your edge or passed your peak
- Insomnia or poor sleep
- Joint pain
- Lacking desire (low libido) or pleasure in sex
- Decreased ability to perform sexually
- Erections that are less strong
None of these signs or symptoms are specific to testosterone deﬁciency and many are hard to differentiate from normal aging. Our role is to evaluate any signs or symptoms of low testosterone, and then to see how they correlate with your hormone levels.
- Increased energy
- Increased bone density
- Reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Reduced body fat
- Reduced risk of anaemia
- Increased lean body mass and muscle strength
- Increased libido
- Increased sexual enjoyment
- Increased satisfaction with erections
- Increased sexual activity
- Improved mood and sense of well being
- Improved cognition and memory function
Testosterone may be administered, when clinically appropriate, through 1 of 2 methods, depending on the patient’s needs: intramuscular injections or transdermal applications.
Testosterone Cypionate is given by injection once every 7 to 14 days. Dosing is dependent on your age, testing results and symptoms. The testosterone injections we prescribe are only manufactured by FDA-Approved manufacturers. Testosterone injections are given in our clinics or you can self-inject at home.
Testosterone is applied to the skin using a gel or cream on a daily basis. the concentration of testosterone in the blood goes up within a few doses.
Your initial Total Testosterone blood test and consultation with our provider is free. If your initial test and consultation show that you are a candidate for our Low Testosterone therapy we will have you complete an extensive testing panel and an in-depth consultation with our provider about your course of treatment. The cost of this visit is included in our monthly cost.
We require patients to pay for their treatment at the time of service. We accept major credit cards, debit cards, cash, flex, and HSA cards. We also accept Care Credit which offers NO INTEREST payment plans to those who qualify.
We do not accept insurance at this time. However, upon request, we will provide you with a form that gives you the proper codes to submit to your insurance company. Any insurance reimbursement will go directly to you.