Most health insurances companies do not cover testosterone replacement therapy unless very specific criteria are met and there are strict guidelines must be followed. This restricts our ability to provide you with the best treatment plan. In addition, health insurance companies will not pay for the complementary treatments and medications that maximize testosterone replacement therapy.
For patients on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), we utilize affiliated pharmacies to provide medication. As such, we cannot write prescriptions for any outside pharmacies. Everything is included in our TRT monthly package, including medication and supplies. Only your initial labs cost extra at $125, all follow up labs are included. There are no hidden fees or extra prices for visits, just a simple, low monthly investment you can count on.
Testosterone is a hormone produced in the body and is responsible for male sex characteristics. Testosterone increases sex drive, protects against disease, increases muscle mass and strength, maintains bone health, sharpens the mind, and improves mood to name a few of ts benefits. Testosterone is absolutely vital in maintaining a man's health, vigor, sexual function, and motivation throughout his lifetime.
There are many other potential causes of low testosterone, including the following:
Symptoms include diminished sex drive, erectile dysfunction, lack of morning erections, soft erections, excessive fatigue and tiredness, lack of energy and motivation, reduced muscle mass, weight gain, increased body fat (especially around the middle), decreased bone strength and loss of bone density (osteoporosis), depressed mood, anxiety, irritability, mood changes, brain fog, difficulty focusing, poor concentration, lack of motivation, gynecomastia or increased breast tissue, nipple sensitivity, hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping,
Contraindications to testosterone replacement therapy include an elevated level of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), or history or presence of prostate or breast cancer. There is a risk of worsening symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate), sleep apnea, congestive heart failure, gynecomastia (breast enlargement), decreased sperm count.
Natural testosterone should not be confused with synthetic derivatives or “anabolic steroids,” which when used by athletes and body builders have caused disastrous effects, such as heart problems and cancer. Use of synthetic androgens, like stanozolol or methyltestosterone, causes profound decreases in HDL (good cholesterol) and significant increases in LDL (bad cholesterol) and have been associated with serious heart disease. However, natural testosterone lowers total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels while having little to no impact on serum HDL cholesterol levels.
TRT is safe when appropriately prescribed and monitored. There is no evidence that testosterone replacement causes cancer, however preexisting prostate cancer may grow faster with TRT. It is very important to check serum PSA (prostatic specific antigen) test prior to beginning therapy, and to monitor PSA levels regularly during treatment.
Some patients could experience one or more of the following side effects:
Testosterone therapy down regulates production of a man’s sperm. Ensure you are upfront with your desire for children with your medical provider and be sure to discuss the situation with your spouse/partner if appropriate. There are inexpensive and effective medications we can add in to your treatment plan to preserve fertility
2. Increase in red blood cells
An increase in red blood cells can lead to blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. We closely monitor blood levels throughout the duration of treatment.
3. Prostate effects
If you have already have an enlarged prostate, testosterone may worsen your symptoms, particularly if you are more than 50 years of age. If you have a history of prostate cancer, you cannot receive testosterone therapy without prior clearance from the urologist who is overseeing your care.
4. Skin reactions
Acne, oily skin, increased body hair and flushing have been reported. These side effects are not very common and are often are transient.
5. Sleep apnea
This is a condition that disrupts breathing during sleep, and if already present, may be worsened by the use of testosterone therapy. If you snore or suspect you may have sleep apnea, be sure to talk to your provider about this condition.
6. Fluid retention
Although uncommon, you must use caution if you have a history of heart failure or kidney disease.
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