What to expect when starting Testosterone Therapy: Palm Beach County's Experts discuss the benefits of TRT

October 19, 2017


Thinking about starting TRT? If so, read more to learn about how testosterone therapy can change your life. 

One day you wake up and you lay in bed wondering why you don’t have the energy that you once used to. Gone are the days when you could just spring out of bed and go from 0 to 60. What happened to the 20 something year old me? Why don’t I have the same energy and drive that I used to, you may ask. What happened to make you feel as if your head is in a fog all the time...forgetting things and missing details that you used to be on top of. What happened to the drive and energy that once kept you motivated and pushed you every single day. You used to be a machine...an animal! What changed? For many people simple answer is "I'm just getting older" and "These things just happen" but when you look deeper you may find that decreasing testosterone levels is the culprit. The good news is that you can do something about this. Its easy and one of the best decisions that you may ever make.

So you decide to go to a clinic and have your doctor run some labs to test your blood/hormone levels. It’s a simple process and the results come back in less than a week in most cases. Between the blood work and the conversation with the physician who will go over series of questions and your medical history as well as the physical examination,you can easily be tested and then diagnosed for hypogonadism, or low T. Now comes the treatment.

So what are the next steps? Well if you’re a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy your physician will be able to write out a customized prescription for medications including testosterone that will be able to increase your level significantly to a therapeutic range, appropriate for your age. Typically the medication and supplies can be delivered to the patients home or office. At NovaGenix, we make sure that our patients are taken care of from A-Z and we help every step of the way. So what are the Pro's to starting TRT?

There’s a combination of benefits that are both immediate as well as long term. One of the first noticeable changes would be the dramatic increase in your sex drive. In just a few short weeks after you begin therapy you may notice a significant increase in your libido. If you’re at the stage in your life where you would prefer a good nights sleep over sex then you will find a drastic shift in your attitude.  Obviously your girlfriend or wife will certainly know this the difference as well. Often we get feed back from women that their significant other has totally changed...FOR THE BETTER! It will increase your drive and improve your performance in the bedroom. One of our patients shared something that was quite memorable.  He said to me, “ we don’t always have sex twice a day, but we easily could...” this was coming from a guy who prior to starting TRT was having sex with his wife perhaps once a week.  He attributed this increase in libido and a few other benefits to his improved relationship with his wife. He said that its changed his marriage in a positive way. 

Surprisingly many people starting testosterone therapy actually has a positive effect on their mood as well. Misconceptions that high levels of testosterone cause aggressiveness is a reason that many people are apprehensive about beginning therapy. As it turns out testosterone replacement therapy can cause an increase in estrogen levels which if not treated can cause instability in a man’s hormonal balance and us cause him to have mood swings. Male PMS, if you will. Most patients who begin TRT report that they no longer have the same bouts of depression and anger. They don't suffer from week longs bouts of being angry and sad and instead feel happier and more motivated. Most of our patients report that they feel good or great every single day. Obviously there’s always going to be times in peoples lives where situations may cause them to be angry or upset but overall testosterone therapy can have a positive stabilizing effect on a man’s mood. One friend of mine on TRT summed it up nicely when he told me "Before TRT I was pissed like all of the time...now I shrug things off and feel better about things...its crazy." Some doctors will attribute this to higher self esteem and confidence as a result of some of the positive physical and emotional changes that occur due to hormone optimization. Whatever it is people report feeling like “a new man.” Having the ability to control your anger and deal with stress better helps not just the emotional/mental Health of a patient but also less stress results in less cortisol in the body, The better the physical well-being of the patient. 

There’s conflicting data on the effect TRT has on mental acuity but many patients report that they feel that their minds work better and faster. Often patients who come in with low T feel like they’re always in a funk and after they begin TRT the clouds clear away and their minds seem to work better. More research needs to be done to confirm this but if you ask people who are on testosterone therapy they will definitely tell you that they’re  more productive and better at making decisions with much more clarity and acuity. Factoring this in with being in a better mood and a man’s productivity dramatically increases. Some people will say it may be due to more energy and motivation, but others swear that its helped them think more clearly and remain focused. 

One of the more surprising side effects of testosterone replacement therapy is the improvement to sleep. Patients who used to wake up three or four times a night and toss and turn tell us that they routinely sleep soundly through the night and wake up feeling refreshed and new. There is no way to measure the value of sleep other than t mention that sleep is one of the most underrated and important activities that we absolutely need as humans to function at 100 percent. Lack of sleep leads t significant health problems, long term so patients who improve sleep quality because of TRT will explain to you how much better they feel almost immediately. 

Obviously some of the benefits of TRT is going to be physical in terms of the body burning more fat and putting on more muscle. People report that in six months of testosterone replacement therapy they made more gaines than the previous six years of working out multiple times a week in the gym. The right amount of testosterone own in the body will manifest itself in a lean or more sculpted physique. This will certainly boost self-confidence and self-esteem and help improve mood. It also makes men more attractive to women and studies have shown that men with higher T levels are perceived as more sexually attractive to women. 

Watch The Following Video To See Dr. Sigman Discuss TRT

Dr. Timothy Sigman discussing the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy

Building up your free and total testosterone levels to the upper quartile of where they are most beneficial, should be a goal of every man. That is an area where men will have the most benefits regarding their emotional and physical well-being as well as long term health. Recent studies have shown that man whose TRT in the upper quartile benefit from having positive cardiovascular outcomes. In a recent article written by Hans, Dhindsa and Chemitiganti published clinical medicine insights cardiology, in the US national Library of medicine national institutes of health, they state that many of the past studies on TRT have been inconsistent and more definitive perspective and randomized studies need to be taken. It’s stated that between 12 and 30% of men age 45 or older suffer from low testosterone in that number increases every year with age.  Studies have also shown that low testosterone concentration is associated with higher incidences of cardiovascular events. 

TRT also favorably affects the cardio metabolic profile and shows improvements in total HDL cholesterol ratio weight and waist circumference as well as insulin levels resistance and see reactive proteins. More more documentation is being established to show the positive health benefits of being on TRT. 

The next questions to ask is, am I a good candidate for TRT and if so should I start testosterone replacement therapy? The best way to answer these questions is to call and schedule appointment with experts with experience in the field of bio identical hormone replacement therapy. Most primary care physicians are not familiar with the intricacies of balancing a man’s testosterone to the point where they will achieve the most benefit. At www.NovaGenix.org we have years of experience helping men look, feel and live better.  Call us today at 561-277-8260 and speak to one of our clinical experts will be able to guide you through the process and determine if this is right for you. As it turns out testosterone replacement therapy may be what you need to change your life. There’s no reason to wait as we’ve heard over and over from patients that they wish they started this sooner! Call us today and schedule a free consultation with one of the nation's leading experts on hormone replacement therapy. 

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Interested in getting tested and learning more about TRT? Call today and take advantage of 10% off of our  initial consultation, exam and blood-work!  We can handle everything from A to Z so that the process is as simple and painless as possible. We customize our treatment for the individual so that you can benefit from the best treatment available. Call today and schedule an appointment!

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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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