Common symptoms of Low-T include, but are not limited to:
- Chronic fatigue
- Weight gain
- Loss of bone density
- Decreased muscle mass
- Decreased sex drive
- Mood changes
Yes! With that being said, in order to be safe, the right dosage and duration of therapy must be used. This is why it’s important to undergo proper medical testing and work with a SPECIALIST before starting any hormone therapies. Do not rely on the advice of your general practitioner that is not well versed in the nuances of this type of therapy.
The benefits of testosterone replacement therapy can include increased libido, improved mood, fewer problems with erectile dysfunction, better overall energy, increased metabolism, and improved strength. Depending on your diet and exercise routine, you may also find it easier to lose fat and gain muscle. This effect is most pronounced when you begin or continue a program that includes weight lifting or resistance training.
When you choose Vitality Rx, you get the best in testosterone therapy at a time and a place that is convenient for you. We are focused on giving you all the benefits of optimal hormone levels and formulate a plan that takes into consideration not shutting down your natural production of testosterone. Once we have your levels back to normal you may no longer need to undergo treatment – an approach that differs from most testosterone clinics.
When you contact us, we send a nurse practitioner to you to perform a health evaluation. This includes a blood draw so that we can run a comprehensive men’s health panel which includes much more than just testing your free and total testosterone. Then Dr. Wdowin, our medical director, will consult with you on what the best custom tailored plan of treatment is for you.
There is no such thing as a “normal” testosterone level. Everyone is different and there are so many other factors that go into determining whether or not your endocrine system is functioning at its full potential. We look at much more than just your free and total testosterone levels and take into careful consideration your metabolic profile, symptoms, age and other external factors like diet and lifestyle.
If you’re experiencing any of the common symptoms, the only real way to find out if you need hormone therapy is to get your bloodwork done and talk to a specialist trained in the nuances of anti-aging and integrative medicine to determine the best course of action.
As you consider whether or not testosterone replacement therapy is right for you, there are potential side effects to take into account. Some patients could experience one or more of the following side effects from testosterone replacement therapy:
- Increase in red blood cells
- Prostate effects
- Skin reactions
- Sleep apnea
- Fluid retention
We will monitor you closely and adjust as needed. If you start to experience any negative side effects, we’ll correct course immediately.