What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testes. For men, testosterone helps maintain:
- Bone density
- Fat distribution
- Muscle Strength and Mass
- Red Blood cell production
- Sex drive
- Sperm production
As we age, there is a steep decline in the amount of hormones naturally produced by our bodies. After age 30, testosterone levels begin to decrease at a rate of about 1% per year. Symptoms of low testosterone can include a decrease in strength and endurance; a lack of energy and drive; a noticeable decrease in sex drive; a less frequent and, or less forceful erection; feeling sad and/or irritable, and feelings of depression.
What to expect from Testosterone
At your first visit, you will have a full medical history and physical exam with our Nurse Practitioner. Lab work is required at your initial consultation and again at 12 weeks. At your one week follow up visit, our Nurse Practitioner will review lab results and discuss a treatment plan. You can expect to receive intramuscular testosterone cypionate injections given in the office every 7-10 days.
Benefits of Men’s Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Improved Body Mass Index
- Increase Lean Muscle Mass
- Increase Energy levels
- Improved Mood, Well Being, and Mental Clarity
- Increase ability to lose weight
- Increased sexual desire and help with erections
Although Testosterone Replacement Therapy has been utilized safely and effectively, it is necessary to discuss potential risks. You should also be aware of the alternatives to testosterone replacement therapy, including not receiving the treatment. Potential side effects include oily skin or acne, decrease in testicular size, mild fluid retention, breast tissue enlargement, frequent urination or decreased urine stream, and increase in the total number of red blood cells in the body.
What does Testosterone Replacement Therapy cost:
- Initial visit $249 (includes consultation, 4 injections, and lab work)
- 4 Testosterone injections $99.99, labs $99