What is testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone produced in men and (to a lesser extent) women, most prolifically during puberty. Its natural production decreases around the age of 30 when most people begin experiencing the results of its absence, and Its effect on mood, energy, muscle mass, fat storage and libido.
Lower testosterone levels “Low-T” is often associated with the onset of symptoms, including:
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased muscle mass
- Hair loss
- Low sense of well-being
- Lower sex drive (libido)
- Erectile dysfunction
How is testosterone measured and what level is healthy?
A blood test measures nanograms of the hormone per deciliter (ng/dL). For adult males, between 280 and 1,100 and for females between 15 and 70 ng/dL is widely considered acceptable. During treatment, men frequently report notable improvement as their level reaches 600-900 ng/dL.
Test results should be reviewed with a doctor because abnormally low or abnormally high levels of testosterone can result from or indicate a variety of conditions requiring additional tests to identify and address.
Who is a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy?
If you’re suffering the negative symptoms associated with Low-T and seeking improvement in your energy level, muscle mass, sex drive and mood, you’re certainly a candidate for testosterone level test to determine treatment. Only from a review of the results can a doctor determine if replacement therapy is medically appropriate for you.
How to determine if testosterone replacement therapy is for me?
We make this as simple, discrete, and convenient as possible for you:
- Call or email to schedule a telemedicine appointment with one of our Board-Certified Practitioners.
- Following a confidential discussion of your medical history, current symptoms, and objectives, we’ll:
- make referral for a blood test at a location convenient to you
- Schedule follow up telemedicine appointment to review the results and, as appropriate, prescribe the treatment program best for you
- Begin your prescribed program
Our testosterone replacement therapy programs include 6 weeks to 12-month programs, with options for in-practice or self-administered injection, oral, or gels patch treatment. Periodic in-practice or telemedicine appointments support all programs to guide, monitor and support you throughout your program.
HRT therapy can make recipients feel up to 10 years younger.
REDUCED BODY FAT
Studies have shown that men treated with testosterone can reduce body fat and increase in muscle mass.
Hormone replacement can enhance sexual desire and performance.
Restoring hormone levels can reduce anxiety and improve your general mood.