Is TRT Safe? How NovaGenix Testosterone Replacement in Jupiter, Florida can help

May 3, 2019


Investigating the safety of TRT programs from experienced specialists like the medical team at NovaGenix in Palm Beach County.

Jupiter's premiere TRT clinic discusses the safety or hormone therapy for men.

TRT for men in South Florida at NovaGenix

Many people ask "Is TRT Safe" or "Is TRT Worth It?" "Do I need to do TRT forever?" We get our guidance from our medical director and from guidance from organizations like the AUA. The American Urological Associationwas founded in 1902 and are the premier urologicassociation in the world. They provide invaluable support and guidance to the urologic community of healthcare professionals and practitioners. They promotethe highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research andby formulating health care policies for physicians and offer evidenced basedresearch and help in creating a medical diagnosis and dosing protocols forconditions like male hypogonadism and the treatment with testosterone therapy,also known as TRT.

NovaGenix TRT for men with Low Testosterone 

Q:What is low-T, and how do I know or find out if I have low testosterone?

A: Low-Testosterone orLow-T is also known as male hypogonadism, which occurs when a male doesn’t produceenough testosterone in their body. Testosterone is a man’s sex hormone which isone of the primary drivers of how boys develop into men. This hormone becomesprominent during puberty and is the biggest influencer in developing thephysical characteristics of men, i.e. body and facial hair, muscle development,deepening of the voice etc.…. Testosterone levels can also greatly affect men’ssex drive, ability to achieve and maintain erections, overall mood, lean musclemass, body fat, and bone mineral density. Testosterone is also important in thenormal production of sperm.

You may have low-testosteroneif you have the following problems:

  • reduced libido     (sex drive)
  • less     frequent engagement in sexual activities
  • weaker and     less frequent erections
  • fatigue     and less energy
  • feelings     of depression
  • decreased     muscle mass and strength
  • increase     in body fat
  • anemia     (low blood iron)
  • loss of     bone mineral density and strength

If you think you might havelow testosterone, it’s very important to see a doctor like the experts at NovaGenix in Jupiter, Florida,who will examine you and evaluate your health history. A simple blood testcan measure your testosterone levels.

Is Testosterone Therapy Safe?

Q:How can I found out if TRT, or testosterone replacement therapy is right forme?

A: If you think youhave one or more symptoms of low testosterone, it’s important to make sure youhave andropause and not something else which may be exacerbated by non-treatmentor TRT. Many symptoms of low-T can be caused by other health issues which iswhy an in-person exam, blood test, and medical history are vital. As an example,erectile dysfunction (ED) is often caused by poor circulation and cardiovascularhealth, so making sure you have a healthy heart becomes priority number 1. TRTcan absolutely help men with low-T, and change their lives, however, you shouldnot taking testosterone if you don’t actually have low T.

Before you take TRT, youshould visit a clinic like NovaGenix, thatspecializes in HRT for men with Low Testosterone. A doctor who is trainedin testing, diagnosing and treating low-T should examine you carefully and takea detailed medical history, giving you a simple physical exam and performingblood testing to check your blood health and hormone levels. The doctor should speakwith you about the benefits, possible side effects and risks prior to startingTRT. You and the doctor can then best decide whether HRT is right for you.

Q:What are other possible risks or side effects from TRT?

A: The are a few possibleside effects and risks that could be caused by TRT:

  • acne     (pimples)
  • breast     swelling or nipple soreness (usually from high estrogen)
  • increased red     blood cell count (hematocrit)
  • swelling (edema)     in the feet or ankles
  • reduced     size in testicles
  • reduced     sperm county or infertility

Low T Therapy in Palm Beach County Florida

TRT can possibly lowersperm production so men wishing to conceive should speak to the doctor abouthow to counter this possible side effect. Men with advanced prostate cancershould avoid taking TRT because it may increase the rate that the prostatecancer grows but should be noted that the Urological society came out with adefinitive study showing no relation to TRT and cancer, yet it could make thecancer worse for someone who goes on it. (see link for info on the TRT notcausing prostate cancer)

Q:A final thought about TRT?

A: It is important totalk with your doctor about both of the benefits and possible risks involvedwith starting testosterone replacement. If both you and the doctor feel thatTRT is right for you, you should have regular check-ups and follow up withblood tests for free and total testosterone levels, estradiol, PSA a CBC andCMP at a minimum. The PSA is a test for prostate health, and hematocrit isincluded with the CBC and measures how many red blood cells you have based onyour total blood volume.

To schedule an appointment with NovaGenix, call 561-277-8260and visit us online at www.NovaGenix.orgWe are located at 609 N. Hepburn ave. Suite 106 Jupiter,Florida 33458


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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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