Looking For Testosterone Therapy Near Me?
NovaGenix offers Low T treatment plans for men that are affordable, convenient and all inclusive.
The signs and symptoms of low testosterone may be subtle and sometimes they may be obvious but one thing is for certain, all men begin to have their hormone levels decrease over time.
Some of the telltale signs of low T include having a decreased libido, ED, low energy or fatigue, a decrease in lean muscle mass, and increase in unwanted body fat especially around the midsection, loss of focus and difficulty in concentration, loss of body and facial hair, mood swings, irritability and depression, low confidence and sense of overall well-being may all be related to having sub optimal testosterone/hormone levels. For the men who may be experiencing some of these or other symptoms, a simple blood test for testosterone and a consultation with your physician may shed some light as to the underlying causes of the symptoms. It could be low testosterone or possibly another medical condition as the root cause. In either case, seeing a licensed physician will provide valuable insight and guidance.
After checking the blood work to look at things like free and total testosterone, estradiol, PSA, a CBC and CMP as well as other possible test such as Cortisol, LH, FSH, SHBG, DHEA, vitamin D, vitamin or B12, The physician will have better insight and may be able to offer help through testosterone replacement therapy. There are many forms of TRT, including transdermal patches wear a sticker/patch is applied somewhere on the body such as the arm or back and is applied once a day. Similarly gels and compounded creams can be applied once or twice daily and are a convenient way for men to maintain stable testosterone levels. Pellets can be implanted once every 3 to 4 months and can certainly help raise to start your levels but the injection route seems to provide the best overall control and titration level, bringing overall T levels into the upper quartile of normal standardized physiological levels based on most lab reference ranges. On average most references for testosterone levels in men range between 250 and 1100. This is for serum or total testosterone levels. One of the problems we see as hormone replacement therapy specialist is that quite often a primary care physician will reluctantly agree to test the patient’s testosterone levels only to leave out the free testosterone test which provides more important data than the serum alone
A patient may have total T levels in the 700 or 800s which might put them in the upper end of average testosterone levels in men, only to discover that due to high levels of sex hormone binding globulin or other binding factors that decrease the amount of testosterone available to actually be used by the male.
Hormone replacement therapy is a very specialized niche field in medicine, so it’s important to realize that most PCPs have not been formally trained in this relatively new field of healthcare.
We hear from patients all the time that their doctor dismissed their concerns, either refusing to test their blood for their hormone levels or did so only to come back and tell them that despite being in the bottom 5% quartile of testosterone levels that they are still within normal ranges and no therapy would be needed despite having all the signs and symptoms of Low T. We have also had countless patients come to us and describe a physician who may be open minded but not nearly as knowledgeable as they need to be and prescribe testosterone with the protocol that actually may be more detrimental than good.
An example as a patient that is put on a dose of testosterone where they get a 200 mg injection once a month, or every other week which will cause a massive spike and then significant decrease in cessation of the body‘s natural testosterone production in the testes. This is clearly not optimal and can cause physiological harm. Having a physician who is knowledgeable and able to create a protocol that can be monitored is vital.
There are multiple options for patients who may be trepidation us about self injections, So during a consultation with your physician, you will be able to determine which course of treatment may be most effective for you.
One considering the costs, there are typically two routes that patients will have available. Cash pay or insurance. When patients ask testosterone testosterone replacement therapy is covered by insurance, we recommend reaching out directly to their insurance provider to determine eligibility.
The difficulty with getting your TRT covered through insurance is that often plans will require testosterone levels to be well below normal ranges to qualify for reimbursement. They may also need to see an in network provider and require multiple tests or follow ups frequently. There still may be multiple co-pays and it’s possible that not all medication is covered under the plan. Most TRT clinics are cash pay, all inclusive and often have a physician who is knowledgeable and experienced exclusively in this field. There is also the convenience factor of having a clinic specializing in this area of medicine which will both expedite and facilitate treatment. We’ve had multiple patients that had sub optimal coverage, switch over to the cash pay option as it ended up being an insignificant increase in costs when weighing the convenience and experience.
For any patient who is interested in getting their blood work done, we can currently offer a special discounted rate on labs for $99 and that will include a free online consultation with our physician who will be able to review your bloodwork and discuss options with you. All you need to do is fill out the initial online intake form for new patients and we will give you a call to schedule the rest. If you have blood work that you would like our physician to review with you, we would be more than happy to assist you as well.
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