Low Testosterone Treatments
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Low testosterone symptoms are sometimes associated with low levels of testosterone in the body. Some symptoms of low testosterone are commonly associated with a testosterone deficiency such as reduced erectile function. In contrast, other symptoms are more challenging to attribute to testosterone deficiencies, and we classify them as non-specific.
The more symptoms you experience, the more likely it is that your symptoms are due to a testosterone deficiency.iii
Specific Low T Symptoms
- Reduced sex drive
- Reduced erectile function
- Loss of body hair
- Less beard growth
- Loss of lean muscle mass
Non-Specific Low T Symptoms
- Lower energy level
- Loss of endurance
- Loss of physical strength
- Loss of focus
- Difficulty finding words
- Decreased work performance
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Benefits and Timing
While it is not uncommon for the body to require more time, anecdotally, many of our patients begin to notice the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy in the first few weeks. More scientifically, a recent study in the European Journal of Endocrinology took a look at the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy, and how far into therapy they typically first appear, and how long it takes to achieve their maximum benefit.iv
|Therapy Result||Time to Initial Results||Time to Maximum Benefit|
|Improved Libido||3 Weeks||6 Weeks|
|Improved Mood||3 Weeks||2+ Years|
|Improved Erections||3 Weeks||3-6 Months|
|Improved Sexual Satisfaction||3 Weeks||3-6 Months|
|Improved Metabolism & Insulin Sensitivity||3 Days||3-12 Months|
|Improved Cholesterol Levels||4 Weeks||1-2 Years|
|Reduced Fat Mass||12-16 Weeks||12+ Months|
|Increased Strength||12-16 Weeks||12+ Months|
|Increased Lean Body Mass||12-16 Weeks||12+ Months|
|Improved Bone Density||6 Months||3+ Years|
|Reduced Inflammation||3 Weeks||12 Weeks|
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Think you might be experiencing symptoms of Low T? Book a consultation at a Universal Men’s Clinic location near you today.
Our Approach to TRT
We believe that the best treatment is personalized and customized. That’s why all our treatments start with a quick but thorough one-on-one consultation with one of our medical providers. Our providers listen to your challenges, take your history into account, and then develop a customized treatment plan designed to effectively resolve your low testosterone levels and symptoms.
You’ll meet with one of our qualified medical providers. You and your provider will discuss any symptoms of low testosterone levels, as well as your history and any related factors.
Unlike a typical doctor’s office, there’s no waiting time at Universal Men’s Clinic and the process is confidential.
Testing & Treatment Plan
Depending on what your provider finds during your initial consultation, they may recommend additional testing or blood work. Then, they’ll use the data collected during your consultation, along with any available test results, to create a low-testosterone treatment plan that’s customized to your needs.
Treatment & Monitoring
Many patients begin to notice some benefits in a matter of weeks, while other results can take longer to appear. If you ever feel like you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, just talk to your provider. They may recommend follow-up testing, along with a change in your treatment.
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Diagnosing Low Testosterone
The need for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is diagnosed by two factors:
- A blood test that shows low levels of the hormone.
- Symptoms associated with low testosterone.
Some men may have low testosterone levels without ever experiencing symptoms, while others can experience symptoms with relatively normal testosterone levels. Generally, when you have both low testosterone levels and associated symptoms, it’s an indication that Low T could be causing the symptoms.
Our Low T Treatments
Large-scale studies have shown that several types of clinical testosterone application methods are equally effective.v The decision of what treatment is right for you will be up to you and your provider.
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Low Testosterone FAQs
What Are The Symptoms Of Low Testosterone?
There are many symptoms of low testosterone, or what is commonly known as Low T. If you have at least three of these symptoms, you may have Low T. Symptoms include reduced muscle mass, an increase in body fat, decreased bone strength, fatigue, decreased energy, poor sleep quality, reduced sex drive, sexual dysfunction (such as weak or fewer erections), depressed mood, or loss of body hair.
Why Is My Body Not Producing The Correct Amount Of Testosterone?
Men begin to lose 1-2% of their testosterone every year, beginning at age 30.vi Because our ancestors only lived an average of 35 years, our bodies didn’t need prolonged testosterone production.vii As medical science has increased our life expectancy to the late 70s, doctors are now discovering many chronic health issues associated with low testosterone.
What Tests Are Performed To Determine Whether I am a Candidate For Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?
Completing a simple exam can help your medical provider identify whether you may be a candidate for TRT. Additionally, a simple blood test will reveal your testosterone levels.
Are There Any Side Effects To Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
If you struggle with sleep apnea, testosterone replacement therapy could potentially make your sleep apnea worse.viii Other side effects could include decreased testicular size, decrease in sperm count, fluid retention, liver toxicity, enlarged breast size, increased red blood cells or acne.ix These side effects are rare under a Univeral Men's Clinic medical provider supervision.
Does Testosterone Replacement Therapy Stimulate The Body's Natural Production of Testosterone?
No, TRT replaces the testosterone that the individual's body is unable to produce, optimizing their testosterone level.
Why Be Treated For Low Testosterone At Universal Men's Clinic When I Have My Own Physician?
Many personal physicians will treat patients for Low T. At Universal Men’s Clinic, the medical providers treat men’s sexual health and aging issues day in and day out. They take into account each patient’s individual needs and customize prescriptions in a confidential communicative atmosphere.
How Long Will It Take To Get My Testosterone Back To Normal Levels?
In six to eight weeks, most men experience a stronger sex drive and improved sexual performance, as well as an increased sense of well-being. Within six months, most men notice more muscle mass, the ability to manage stress better, mental clarity, less belly fat, and improved physical performance and endurance. After one year, most men experience increased strength and bone density.x
What Can I Expect From My First Office Visit?
A confidential office visit at Universal Men’s Clinic takes about 30-90 minutes. You will be asked to complete a medical history form and then have your blood pressure taken. A medical provider will then review your medical history with you and explain what medical treatments are available. Blood is drawn for a total testosterone level and PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen). A week later, the medical provider will review the lab results and make adjustments to the prescription, if needed. Make an appointment today to get started.
What Are Some Of The Questions I May Be Asked?
Any previous diseases such as inflammation of the testes? Any previous relevant operations which might influence your testosterone production? Any risk factors, such as systemic diseases or certain types of medication? Does your lifestyle include exercise? What is your diet, stress, and alcohol consumption? Describe your ability to maintain an erection and the occurrence of morning erections.
What Are The Benefits Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy And Can All Men Benefit From It?
All men with Low T can benefit from healthy levels of testosterone. The benefits include stronger sex drive, improved sexual performance, a stronger sense of well-being, increased muscle mass, the ability to manage stress better, mental clarity, less belly fat, improved physical performance, and increased endurance, strength, and bone density.
Why Go To Universal Men's Clinic To Be Treated For Low T When I Can Purchase Over-The-Counter Medication?
Testosterone is a controlled drug that can only be prescribed by a medical provider licensed to do so. It is important that any testosterone replacement program be routinely monitored by a medical specialist to assure medical safety and maximum effectiveness.
Is It Safe To Be On TRT While Taking Drugs For ED?
Yes, ED is caused by many factors, including low testosterone. Many studies have shown that testosterone replacement therapy will actually help with ED if the cause is low testosterone. ED medications provide additional blood flow to create functionality of the erection, while TRT increases both the function and the libido (sexual desire).xi
How Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Administered?
Typically by weekly injections or by applying a topical cream daily.
Does Universal Men's Clinic Accept Medical Insurance?
Universal Men’s Clinic does not work directly with insurance carriers.
If My Testosterone Is Low, Will I Have To Take The Testosterone Replacement Therapy Forever?
Medical studies conclude that it is safe and effective to stay on a TRT program for 20+ years.xii As long as a patient is monitored every 6-12 months and remains in a normal human testosterone range, there is no need to “cycle” off of testosterone replacement. Should you decide to stop the program, your body will go back to producing the levels it produced prior to therapy (minus the natural 1% to 2% testosterone degradation for each of those years and for each year to follow).
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viii. Bassil, Nazem, et al. “The Benefits and Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy: A Review.” Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 2009; 5: 427–448. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2701485/
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