MEN’S TESTOSTERONE THERAPY (TRT)
Starting in your early 30’s, your testosterone levels begin to decline 1 to 2 percent each year, leading to a hormone imbalance, specifically testosterone deficiency, known as Low T or Andropause. Low testosterone can cause a host of unwanted symptoms such as low libido, energy and strength, lack of motivation, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, hair thinning and depression. Supplementing the body with bio-identical hormone testosterone can restore your levels, reduce or even eliminate these symptoms, helping restore your well-being and making you feel youthful again. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms let us help you reignite the alpha male and create a custom testosterone replacement program for you.
SYMPTOMS OF LOW TESTOSTERONE
- Decreased sense of well being
- Low libido
- Increased body fat
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Decreased muscle mass
- Decreased bone mineral density
WHAT IS TESTOSTERONE?
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone responsible for our primary sex characteristics. It is associated with a man’s sex drive, but also affects every tissue in the body and plays into myriad physical and mental factors, including mental health, storage of fat, red blood cell production, and muscle mass.
BENEFITS TO TESTOSTERONE THERAPY
Each program at HAV is unique and tailored to fit the individual need and is meticulously monitored by licensed health care practitioner and medical professionals. Although results can vary, the benefits of testosterone therapy can generally include:
- Better weight loss results
- Boost in energy levels
- Increased libido
- Increase in sense of well-being
- Improved mood
- Leaner muscle tone
- Restored vitality
- Help keep blood cholesterol levels at a healthy level
- Reduce risk for stroke or heart attacks by decreasing plaque in your arteries
NOTE- TRT is not recommended for men who have a history of heart attacks, heart problems, enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, or those at risk of developing prostate cancer.
PROCESS FOR TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT
1. Free Phone Consultation
First, we begin with a phone consultation. Getting to know you, your health concerns and goals. You will have questions and so will we. From there, we help you make an informed decision if you are a candidate for testosterone therapy and a plan of action to set you up for success.
2. Comprehensive blood work and physical evaluation
Following the initial phone consultation, you will need to visit our office for blood work and a physical exam. When the lab results come back, they will be reviewed with you, so you are fully aware of your starting point.
3. Program Customized for you
4. Medications delivered to you
Medications are shipped directly to your home from our pharmacy in a discreet package for you to begin treatment.
5. Follow up and management
HOW IS TESTOSTERONE THERAPY ADMINISTERED?
At HAV, we teach our clients how to properly administer their testosterone injections via subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. Injections are given twice a week to maintain stable levels in the blood and prevent spikes and lows. Typical injection sites are the gluteal, shoulder, or leg. For those patients who cannot do injections we do offer creams or gels. Those patients who exercise, sweat or shower a lot, gels and creams are not advised.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)
At HAV all testosterone replacement patients will receive HCG. Taking any form of testosterone down regulates your natural production. The result of taking testosterone alone is testicular shrinkage, sperm reduction, and failure to produce your own testosterone naturally. HCG prevents any testicular degradation, optimizes a man’s natural production and therefore reduces the amount of the exogenous prescription required to keep him at an optimal level.
Aromatization is a process performed by the body that turns testosterone into estrogen. Taking testosterone alone will cause some males estrogen levels to increase causing unwanted side effects. If this occurs estrogen blockers such as Anastrozole are given to prevent this from occurring. We do not give Anastrozole to all patients unless needed because estrogen has cardio-protective properties in men. We only use the estrogen blockers when a patient has a surplus and our trained medical providers then try to dial it back carefully, not to bottom out levels.
Clomid can be added to TRT whenever a patient is currently in the process of active family planning. Normally, testosterone replacement therapies will reduce a man’s sperm count dramatically. With Clomid, however, a patient’s sperm count (in conjunction with the HCG) will optimize and increase his sperm count and hopefully help him achieve the desired pregnancy.
AVAILABLE ADD ON MEDICATIONS TO TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT
- Nandrolone Decanoate
- Amino Acids
- B12 Shots
- GH Peptides
- Lipotropic Shots
TESTOSTERONE THERAPY PACKAGE
The first visit includes comprehensive blood work and physical exam. A script for labs can be given for those patients who want to use their insurance or labs can be drawn at our office for a fee. Most plans start at 10-week packages and includes testosterone, HCG, estrogen blocker (if needed), follow up appointments, and supplies for self-administration. Additional medications such as peptides are not included and prices vary depending on the individual treatment plan.