What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the primary male hormone and is naturally produced by the body by the testes.
What does it do?
Testosterone is vital to the body and helps a man maintain:
- Muscle mass and strength
- Sex drive and sexual function
- Healthy immune function
- Healthy heart function
- Bone strength
- Mood and energy
- Normal sleep patterns
- Healthy weight
How do I know if my testosterone levels are low?
Do you have any of these symptoms?
- A decrease in libido (sex drive)
- A lack of energy
- A decrease in strength and/or endurance
- Erections that are less strong
- A decrease in your enjoyment of life
- Sad/or grumpy moods
- A recent deterioration in your ability to play sports
- A recent deterioration in your work performance
- Falling asleep soon after dinner
- A loss of height
If you have any of the above symptoms you may have low testosterone or andropause.
What benefits will I get from the therapy?
Testosterone Replacement can help:
- Increase energy
- Improve mood
- Build lean muscle
- Improve sexual performance
- Enhance sex drive
- Improve mental clarity and memory
- Improve sleep
- Improved zest for life
- Improve the ability to deal with stress
- Decrease pain
- Decrease risk of heart attack an stroke
- Decrease risk of type II diabetes
- Decrease risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia
How did my levels get low in the first place?
A fact of getting older, testosterone declines as men age. During puberty, testosterone levels are at a lifetime peak and these levels begin to decline in the early to mid 20’s. As they drop a man is said to be in andropause.
The effects of environmental pollutants including petrochemicals from insecticides can cause the pituitary to slow prematurely and can damage testosterone-producing cells in the testicles. As environmental pollution rises it is more common for us to see clients in their mid to early thirties with low levels of testosterone.
Pre-existing medical conditions are also related to low Testosterone levels. If you have one of the following conditions we recommend getting your testosterone levels checked.
- Diabetes – diabetics are twice as likely as nondiabetics to have low testosterone
- Obesity – Obese men are twice as likely to develop low testosterone levels
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Asthma/Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
How long before I see results?
Depending on your current levels of testosterone and overall health, symptoms can start to improve in as few as 15 minutes or in a few weeks. We recommend practicing a healthy and active lifestyle as well as testosterone therapy. On a program like this your life can be transformed in as little as 6-8 weeks.
Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy safe?
When done correctly, and under medical supervision, replacing testosterone is very safe. We monitor symptoms, blood levels, and use hormones that the body recognizes, or bio-identical hormones, to limit unwanted side effects.
What type of Testosterone do you use?
We only use FDA approved bio-identical testosterone and testosterone cypionate.
How is it administered?
We prefer to administer the medication by intramuscluar injection to the quad, gluteal or deltoid muscle yet there is the option of topical cream.
How often do you administer the injections?
Injections are scheduled every 7-14 days depending on your symptoms, levels and the doctor’s prescription.
I think my levels are low. Now what?
Call us at 916-241-9325 to make your appointment with a doctor.
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How much does the treatment cost?
The first appointment, labwork and follow up lab review are $299. Monthly costs for therapy depend on the individualized programs recommended by the doctors, but are usually under $500.
What insurance providers do you accept?
The office does not accept medical insurance because we do not believe insurance companies should control your healthcare, you and your doctors should. We can however provide you with the necessary paperwork to file with your insurance company.
I made my first appointment what can I expect?
Office forms including a health history questionnaire are to be filled out. Next labs will be drawn to determine your total testosterone level, free testosterone and PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen). Then a doctor will review your medical history and perform a thorough physical exam.
How long will it take?
Your initial visit takes about 30 minutes.
When will I know my lab results?
Results take about 3-4 days to process. The office will call you with results as soon as they arrive.
We have helped thousands of men over the years. Now it is your turn.
Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors by calling 916-241-9325