Frequently Asked Questions
Also known as Low T, or Male Menopause, low testosterone is a medical condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone. This hormone plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty, and maintaining masculinity throughout a man’s adult life. One common cause of Low T is a medical condition called Primary Male Hypogonadism.
Having a lower than normal testosterone level may cause many different and significant negative effects, and some recent studies even indicate that having low testosterone levels may be unhealthy for your heart.
Signs and symptoms of Low T may include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulty losing weight
- Increased belly fat
- Decrease in beard and body hair growth
- Decrease in muscle mass
- Development of increased breast tissue (gynecomastia)
- Loss of bone mass (osteoporosis)
Low T can also cause mental and emotional changes. As testosterone decreases, some men may experience symptoms similar to those of menopause in women. These may include:
- Decreased sex drive
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hot flashes
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When you come in for a consultation at Restoration Men’s Health, our medical professionals will ask you to fill out an evaluation form, then our practitioners will review your medical history, perform a brief physical exam and draw some blood so we can test your Testosterone levels and some other indicators that will help make the correct diagnosis in your individual case.
Once we receive your results, we will review your options and decide which course of treatment, if any, is right for you.
Simply put, we replace the testosterone hormone your body is no longer making. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not new. In fact, Low T is not much different than any other endocrine disorder that requires HRT. In Diabetes for example, the pancreas (an endocrine organ) no longer produces enough insulin, therefore many diabetics must take insulin via daily injections. In Low T, the testicles (also endocrine organs) no longer produce enough testosterone. So, as in diabetes, we replace the missing hormone.
While there are several treatment options available for Low-T ranging from testosterone patches, to gels, to questionable herbal remedies that “guarantee” a higher T level, we have found that the most effective way to raise and manage testosterone levels is through injections given approximately every *eight* days. These injections release and keep testosterone levels in an effective range.
Approximately 90% of men undergoing this treatment report seeing improvement.
While every person is unique, in general we have found that most men begin to feel some improvement such as increased mental clarity within the first two weeks.
Over the next 4-6 weeks you will find your energy, stamina, and “zest” coming back. Along with these feelings, your sex drive will begin to ramp up (this might include an increase in morning erections, sex dreams etc). If you are exercising or working out, you will notice more energy and that recovery time decreases.
Remember, testosterone is responsible for building muscle, maintaining muscle mass, energy levels and sexual function so as your testosterone levels return to normal all these symptoms should begin to improve.
Yes, most insurance plans will cover Low-T treatments, if you have been diagnosed with low testosterone levels (hypogonadism). We accept most PPO insurances and can verify your benefits before your first visit. If the treatments are covered, your only out of pocket costs are the standard co-pay and ANY deductible you may have.
For those without insurance, or in the rare instance that an insurance policy declines to cover the treatment, Restoration Men’s Health offers a very affordable cash plan, which includes all visits, and medications.