Is testosterone therapy safe?

January 11, 2018


How Can Men With Low T Get a Prescription to Start Testosterone Therapy?

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Testosterone Therapy is becoming extremely popular, due to the benefits that it offers, yet many people still ask, "What is TRT?" and "Is Testosterone Therapy Safe?" To start, lets look into what is testosterone?Testosterone is an essential male hormone that does much more formen than just promote a “healthy sex drive”. Testosterone also affects severalother systems in our bodies, including body fat, lean muscle, bones, red bloodcell count, energy and motivation, healthy sleep patterns and focus and mood.

For most men, their normal testosterone levels are typicallybetween 300 and 1,000 ng/dL. There has been considerableresearch done that shows levels have been on a steady decline over the pastseveral generations, quite possibly due to environmental factors like foodadditives, plastics and chemicals in lotions and sunscreens to name a few.  There are so many possible reasons as to whya person’s testosterone levels may be sub optimal and low, that its almostimpossible to narrow it down to a single cause, and why testosterone therapy is the only real option most men have to boost their hormone levels.

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When starting Testosterone Therapy, or TRT, the physician will have to take an initialblood test. Depending on the symptoms and results from the blood test, aphysician may suggest testosterone injections or a testosterone gel/cream. Thisis known as testosterone replacement therapy or TRT. This therapy has proven tohelp men with low t, or andropause, change their lives for the better.

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Testosterone therapy injections can be given by your physician or you canbe taught how to administer injections on your own, which most patients preferdue to the convenience of not having to go into the clinic to receive theinjection. The injection site is most often in the gluteal muscles in thebuttocks, but ban be taken in the thigh or deltoid (shoulder). Some patientschoose to receive the first several injections in the clinic with the doctoruntil they feel comfortable enough to do them on their own at home.

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Low T symptoms

Men will naturally begin to lose some of their testosterone whenthey reach their late 20’s and 30s. It’s a slow but steady decline that manymen will not notice until they “hit a wall” most often by age 40. We often hearstories about how men just don’t have the same energy…they lack motivation todo things like work out. Their libido’s decline significantly and they havelack luster erections and a decrease in their sexual performance. Testosterone Therapy can be the game changer o get them back to where they want to be.

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This oftencan cause problems in their relationships and will usually lead to anger,moodiness and stress. Poor sleep quality and weight game also start to becomenoticeable and guys who used to be happy and fun to be around are oftendepressed and not the same person they used to be. Normal decline in T levelsare on average around 1%-2% each year. That drop in hormone levels will startto take a toll pretty quickly. Throw in a couple of environmental factors likepreviously discussed and this could speed up the decline even faster. 

Some ofthe more common symptoms of low Testosterone include:

  • Depression, and anxiety
  • Moodiness a short temper
  • Unwanted weight Gain, especially around the midsection
  • Low Energy and Fatigue
  • Lack of motivation
  • Poor sleep quality and restlessness at night
  • Loss of focus
  • Lowering Sex drive and performance
  • Difficulty achieving and maintaining erections
  • Decrease in muscle tone and mass

    How Do You Diagnose Low T

With all of the commercials out there, some men have a pretty goodidea what’s going on and even may want to diagnose themselves with hypogonadism,or low T. The problem with that and ANY self-diagnosis is that several of thesymptoms of low T are relatively normal symptoms of aging, so using them exclusivelyfor the purpose of diagnosis is not a reliable method and is best left for theexpertise of an actual MD. A doctors-ordered blood test isthe only way to find out for certain if your testosterone levels are too low.These tests give the doctor a look into your overall health and hormone balanceas well.

When you see our doctor, he’ll sit down with you and conduct aphysical exam and discuss your past and current medical history as well asgoals and any questions you have in regard to Testosterone Therapy, or TRT. If your medical history,physical exam and blood tests show that you have low T levels, you may benefitfrom testosterone replacement therapy.

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Testosterone Therapy benefits for men

The reason men should start testosterone replacement therapy is tooptimize their hormone levels to help alleviate problems associated with low t.For men who suffer from low Testosterone, the benefits usually include:

Increase in their sex drive and libido

Improved sexual performance and stamina

Improved physique and body tone

Increased muscle definition and mass

Lose fat especially around the waist and mid-section

Increase energy levels and motivation

Improvement in sleep quality

Improve mental focus and concentration

Greater confidence

Better enthusiasm for and quality of life

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Fat and muscle changes

Men, on average, have a lower percentage of body fat compared to women.Partially this is because of the presence of testosterone, which will help menregulate their fat and maintain muscle mass and strength in their body. Withlow Testosterone levels, most likely you will see gradual, yet steady increasesin body fat, especially the love handles and their bellies.

Testosterone will also help men to regulate growth of lean muscle.Men who have low Testosterone, often feel like they’ve gotten smaller andweaker with less muscle tone than they once did. Testosterone injections canhelp increase not only metabolism but burn fat as well as increase lean musclemass, overall energy and recovery. Testosterone Therapy has been shown to help improve overallhealth.

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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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