Testosterone Replacement Therapy: getting started to feeling better. Everything you need to know

September 18, 2017


The Signs Of Low Testosterone Are There And You Probably Don't Even Know It.

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NovaGenix Medical Director Dr. Timothy Sigman on The Benefits Of TRT

Having low testosterone can greatly reduce a man sex drive as well as his performance in the bedroom energy levels and overall motivation.  With low T medic Speary ants an increase in unwanted body fat for example around the stomach and love handles, and decreased muscle tone.  This will undoubtedly hurt a man's confidence and also contributes to a decrease in testosterone production causing an unwanted cycle. Let's testosterone equals more fat and less muscle more fat and less muscle leads to less testosterone production. 

When a patient goes to an experienced physician who is well-versed in TRT, they can get tested, diagnosed and treated for hypogonadism.  It can replace the testosterone levels back to within the normal range which will help a man return to feeling the way he used to feel...Improved energy, better muscle tone/definition and mass, reduced body fat, improved mood and cognition, improve sleep quality, increased libido as well as sexual performance. Interestingly enough many women report that wants their husband starts testosterone replacement therapy that an improvement in their marriage is noticeable due to their husbands new found confidence, improved mood and increased desire for love making. 

So as a man what do you need to know before starting TRT?

Normal levels of testosterone can range from 300 to 1000 ng/dL. Research and evidence has shown that man who's testosterone levels are in the upper quadrant and on the higher range have greater health benefits as a result which include improve cardiovascular health, reduced obesity and risk for diabetes, reduced risk for certain cancers and more. As this is an area of medicine that is becoming more studied, researchers are learning more about the health benefits which drastically contrast with what was formerly assumed. 

And experience the doctor will measure not just your total testosterone but your free testosterone is well. Your free testosterone is The actual amount of hormone which is active in your body at a given time.  A patient who has high testosterone levels but low free testosterone will usually have all of the telltale signs of low T.  Free testosterone is a more indicative measure of your true T status.  

Not only does low free testosterone cause sexual difficulties in regards to a lower interest in sex but it can also cause a man to have difficulty in achieving and maintaining an erection.  TRT can help reverse that and improve orgasms. More than just sexual desire and performance though we need to recognize the benefits to other health issues like obesity diabetes metabolic syndrome and issues with bone density.  Along with longevity and cardiovascular health, there are many reasons why having optimal testosterone levels will improve not just do your sex life and looks but the quality of life and overall health.  It's not known whether loan testosterone itself plays a role in reducing a man's life span but it's assumed that secondary symptoms associated contribute to a decrease in health.  

There is much confusing and contradictory statements online so the best option for anyone interested in getting tested and starting TRT is to come in and speak face-to-face with an actual doctor, One who is experienced in hormone replacement therapy.  If this is something you're interested in you can call 561-277-8260 and set up an appointment today. Our clinical team of experts at NovaGenix.org have over two decades of experience in TRT and can help you, like so many other men, feel The way you used to feel.




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This subsequent lab panel is necessary for males undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) through NovaGenix Health and Wellness. It allows physicians to assess the patient's response to prescribed medications, covering sex hormone levels, thyroid function, adrenal health, hematocrit, and liver and kidney function. The panel includes tests such as:

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Testosterone (Free and Total)
  • Estradiol Sensitive
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Prostate Specific Antigen

Each test serves a specific purpose in monitoring overall health and treatment effectiveness. When required, Dr Mackey may require LH and FSH (Luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone) SHBG (Sex hormone binding globulin) or any other tests which may be important for your health and optimizing your hormones.

The Comprehensive Hormone and Wellness Panel for Women offers a foundational assessment of sex hormones, thyroid function, adrenal health, metabolic activity, and overall well-being. This panel serves as a diagnostic tool for identifying testosterone and estrogen deficiencies, assessing health risks, and detecting potential thyroid issues before considering hormone replacement therapy. Additionally, it includes insights into hematocrit (red blood cell volume), as well as liver and kidney function. The panel encompasses various tests such as:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Complete Metabolic Panel
  • Testosterone (free and total)
  • Estradiol
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Progesterone

When indicated, Dr. Mackey may require additional tests such as Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), and IGF-1 and Cortisol.

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