Low T Medical Clinic F.A.Q

Q. I am worried I have low testosterone. Who should I contact to speak about possible tests and therapy?

Answer

If you believe you have low testosterone take our free online quiz, it will ask you questions about possible symptoms of low testosterone.

Q. How long does the initial appointment take?

Answer

The first appointment is usually 20-30 minutes or less.

Q. What happens at the initial appointment?

Answer

You will fill out a medical questionnaire and mandatory health forms. The provider will then review your medical history, ask you a series of questions to learn more about your symptoms, and lifestyle and decide if this medication can help you. If you choose this therapy, the clinician will perform a brief physical exam and initial blood panel.

Q. A. How much is the initial blood panels? 

Answer

Basic Initial Blood Panels are $99.99.

Q. A. How much is follow up blood panels and how often is it required?

Answer

Basic follow up blood panels are $49.99.

Q. How long does it take to get my lab results

Answer

Approximately a week.

Q. A. What happens at the follow up appointment? 

Answer

The clinician will analyze and review your lab work with you, answer any questions or concerns you have about the treatment, recommend proper dosing and frequency, and also recommend nutritional supplements that will provide support for hormone replacement. Again, all of this is included in the Initial Blood panel cost with no additional charge for the first follow up appointment.

Q. How do I know if I have Low T?

Answer

Unlike menopause in women, in which the body halts production of estrogen, men experience a gradual loss of sex hormones starting around 30. By the age of 45, more than half of men have hormone levels that have fallen below optimum levels. Many men feel “older than their age”, more fatigued, and don’t realize they are suffering from low T levels.

Q. What are some symptoms of low T?

Answer

• Erectile dysfunction (decreased erection strength or time of erection)
• Increased refractory time (time needed between erections)
• Decreased sexual libido and desire
• Loss of bone density
• Loss of muscle mass or more difficult to maintain muscle mass
• Reduced strength
• Increased fat mass or difficultly keeping the fat off in a central location (ie: love handles, spare tire, double chin)
• Decreased metabolism
• Decreased Aerobic Capacity
• Increased Fatigue
• Looking older than your Biological Age
• Hair Loss on body or change in hair quality
• Wrinkling and Drying of Skin
• Memory loss and decreased concentration
• Reduced motivation
• Mood changes and depression
• Decreased sense of well-being
• Increased irritability
• Poor Sleep Quality and Insomnia
• Changes in Cholesterol and decrease in Red Blood Cells
• Increased risk of Heart attack
• Increased Insulin Resistance

Q. Do you have any of the causes for decreased hormone levels?

Answer

• Over 30 years of age
• Stress
• Chemo, Radiation for any type of cancer or Injury or Infection of the Testicles
• Genetic Diseases (hemochromatosis and Klinefelters)
• Medication Side Effects
• Chronic illness – kidney disease, cirrhosis , inflammatory disease
• Alcoholism

Q. What are the potential benefits of Men’s Hormone replacement therapy?

Answer

• Improve muscle mass and strength while decreasing fat, leading to a more lean physique
• Increase bone mineral density
• Thicken body hair and skin leading to less wrinkles and a younger appearance
• Improve sexual desire and function
• Increased energy and improved sleep
• Decrease irritability and depression
• Improved cognitive function and memory

 

Clinical

Q. What type of hormone do you use?

Answer

We use testosterone cypionate, an injectable form of testosterone.

Q. Where is the injection given?

Answer

In the gluteal muscle, alternating sides with each injection.

Q. What dosing schedule do you use?

Answer

We schedule injections every 7-10 days.

Q. How do I qualify for Men’s Hormone replacement therapy (TRT)?

Answer

A simple blood test, drawn in our office, will reveal your levels. A clinician will review your medical history, blood panels, and preform a brief physical to make sure you qualify for treatment. 

Q. Does TRT stimulate my body’s natural production?

Answer

No, we are supplementing what your body is not producing in a sufficient quantity.

Q. How long does testosterone replacement therapy continue?

Answer

Testosterone replacement therapy may continue indefinitely. Discontinuation will cause you to go back to your baseline symptoms.

It is associated with some side effects, including:

• Acne or oily skin.
• Mild fluid retention.
• Stimulation of prostate tissue, with a possible increase in urination frequency and decreased urinary flow.
• Breast tissue enlargement.
• Increased sleep apnea symptoms
• Decreased testicular size.

In addition, there are some patients that will not qualify based on their medical history.

***most men will not experience any of these side effects. If you do start experiencing symptoms please make a follow up appointment, as most of these are short term and treatable***

Q. Who shouldn’t take Men’s Hormone replacement therapy?

Answer

Men who have or have had prostate, testicular or breast cancer should not take hormone replacement therapy. Other contraindications may include but not limited to: swelling, shortness of breath, sleep apnea, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease or cirrhosis, alcoholism, untreated asthma, untreated copd or emphysema, untreated diabetes, adrenal gland disorder, prostate enlargement, untreated thyroid disorder, cancer or tumor of pituitary gland, lung, liver, hypothalamus, melanoma, current chemo or radiation therapy, surgery within the last 6 weeks, competitor in any type of sports including but not limited to professional, high school or college sports.

Cost & Insurance (Coming Soon)

Q. Do you take insurance?

Answer

If you have something other than an HMO, there is a good chance of getting reimbursement. We do not take or file insurance. However, we will give you paperwork and paid receipts to support submitting a claim to your insurance company. You can also submit this to your Flexible Health Care Spending Account.