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Low-T and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Here’s The Bad News: As Men Age, They Typically Lose Between 1% to 2% Of Their Testosterone Levels Every Year Starting In Their 30s.

Low testosterone has been associated with a range of symptoms, including lower sex drive, decreased muscle mass, loss of hair, depression, and fatigue.i

Here’s the good news: if you suffer from symptoms of low testosterone,you may be a viable candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). Universal Men’s Clinic can help to address your symptoms and deliver a similar vitality and performance you enjoyed when you were younger.ii

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Testosterone replacement therapy aims to restore your testosterone to optimal levels. Sometimes also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT can come in many different forms to help address issues related to low testosterone.

You may have heard testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT, discussed or written about as an all-around beneficial treatment for the broadest of symptoms for men. “Tired? Stressed? Low sex drive? Moody? Ask your doctor about testosterone replacement therapy!” The truth is, testosterone replacement therapy and issues impacting Low-T are more complex than that, and there are legitimate reasons your testosterone replacement therapy should be monitored by a healthcare provider.

What is the difference between Low-T and TRT?

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) aims to optimize your testosterone levels to help rid you of the symptoms of Low-T. If you’ve been diagnosed with hypogonadism or “Low T,” and do not exhibit any high-risk factors for TRT use in your medical history, your healthcare provider will be able to prescribe testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for you.

Common Symptoms of Low-T

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
  • Fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Depression

Non-Specific Low-T Symptoms

  • Lower energy level
  • Loss of endurance
  • Loss of physical strength
  • Loss of focus
  • Difficulty finding words
  • Decreased work performance

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 is an indication that Low-T could be causing the symptoms.

Are you experiencing a number of these symptoms and think you may have low testosterone levels?

Make an appointment today to find out more.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Benefits and Timing

While it is not uncommon for the body to require more time, anecdotally, many of our patients 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, how far into therapy they typically first appear, and how long it takes to achieve their maximum benefits of their testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) treatment.iv

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Results and Timing
Therapy ResultTime to Initial ResultsTime to Maximum Benefit
Improved Libido3 Weeks6 Weeks
Improved Mood3 Weeks2+ Years
Improved Erections3 Weeks3-6 Months
Improved Sexual Satisfaction3 Weeks3-6 Months
Improved Metabolism & Insulin Sensitivity3 Days3-12 Months
Improved Cholesterol Levels4 Weeks1-2 Years
Reduced Fat Mass12-16 Weeks12+ Months
Increased Strength12-16 Weeks12+ Months
Increased Lean Body Mass12-16 Weeks12+ Months
Improved Bone Density6 Months3+ Years
Reduced Inflammation3 Weeks12 Weeks

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Our Approach to Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Treatment

We believe that the best treatment is personalized and customized. That is why all our treatments start with a quick, 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.

Step 1

Initial Consultation

You will 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 is no waiting time at Universal Men’s Clinic and the process is confidential.

Step 2

Testing & Treatment Plan

Depending on what your provider finds during your initial consultation, he may recommend additional testing or blood work. Then, he will use the data collected during your consultation, along with any available test results, to create a low-testosterone treatment plan that is customized to your needs.

Step 3

Treatment & Monitoring

Many patients notice some benefits in a matter of weeks, while other results can take longer to appear. If you ever feel like you are not getting the results you are looking for, just talk to your provider. He may recommend follow-up testing, along with a change in your treatment.

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A Science-Based Approach to Testosterone Replacement Therapy

One of the dangers of researching testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) online is that the market has been flooded with a range of products that make claims that range from dubious to outright impossible for most men to achieve.

Universal Men’s Clinic offers science-based treatment backed by rigorous research, supported by testing in a DEA-approved laboratory, and administered by a qualified medical provider. Testosterone replacement therapy can deliver life-changing results when treated and monitored appropriately by a qualified medical provider.

Cutting corners may lead to disappointing results that lead many men to write off testosterone therapy as an option to improve their life.

If you have been disappointed by testosterone “supplements” or other inauthentic treatments in the past, we would invite you to experience our science-based approach first-hand.

Our Low-T and Testosterone Replacement Therapy 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.

Injectable Testosterone

Injectable Low-T treatments are typically delivered once a week. The injections can be performed in our office, or a clinician can train you to perform the injection yourself, at home. Injections are a good option for men who do not want to deal with applying a cream every day, or who may have difficulty absorbing testosterone through the skin.

Testosterone Creams

Cream Low-T treatments are typically applied daily to the skin. This daily application mimics the body’s natural testosterone production cycle. Testosterone creams are a good option for men who prefer to avoid injections, and who can easily add the application process to their daily care routine.

Find a Low-T Clinic Near You

With 11 locations in 10 US cities, it’s likely we have a low-testosterone treatment center near you.

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Low Testosterone & Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) 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, typically beginning at around the age of 30.vi Because our ancient 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 (TRT)?

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 Universal Men's Clinic medical provider supervision.

Does Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Stimulate The Body's Natural Production of Testosterone?

No, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (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, PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen), along with a comprehensive panel. A week later, the medical provider will review the lab results and adjust the prescription, if needed. Make an appointment today to get started.

What Are Some Of The Questions I May Be Asked?

Any previous diseases, current medications, and injury/surgery/family/recreational/physical activity history. 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 (TRT) 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 Testosterone Replacement Therapy (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 help with ED if the cause is low testosterone. ED medications provide additional blood flow to create functionality of the erection, while testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increases both the function and the libido (sexual desire).xi

How Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) 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 testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) program for 20+ years.xii As long as a patient is monitored every 6-12 months and remains in a normal human male 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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Citations

i. “What is Testosterone?” [Online] Available: https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/low-testosterone
ii. Mcbride JA, Carson CC, Coward RM. Testosterone deficiency in the aging male. Ther Adv Urol. 2016;8(1):47-60.
iii. “What is Low Testosterone?,” What is Low Testosterone? – Urology Care Foundation. [Online]. Available: https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/low-testosterone. [Accessed: 29-Jul-2019] iv. Saad F, Aversa A, Isidori AM, Zafalon L, Zitzmann M, Gooren L. Onset of effects of testosterone treatment and time span until maximum effects are achieved. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011;165(5):675-85.
v. Luthy, K. E., Williams, C., Freeborn, D. S., & Cook, A. (2017). Comparison of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Medications in the Treatment of Hypogonadism. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(4), 241-249. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.11.016
vi. “Testosterone Levels by Age.” [Online]. Available: https://www.healthline.com/health/low-testosterone/testosterone-levels-by-age#adulthood
vii. “Low Testosterone Treatment.” [Online] Available: https://universalmensclinic.com/treatments/low-testosterone-treatment/
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/
ix. “Low Testosterone Treatment.” [Online] Available: https://universalmensclinic.com/treatments/low-testosterone-treatment/
x. “Benefits of Low Testosterone Replacement Treatment.” [Online] Available: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2604138
xi. “Testosterone for Erection Problems” [Online] Available: https://www.choosingwisely.org/patient-resources/testosterone-for-erection-problems/
xii. “Low Testosterone Treatment.” [Online] Available: https://universalmensclinic.com/treatments/low-testosterone-treatment/