Testosterone Replacement FAQ
Frequently asked questions we get about hormone replacement therapy
If you have heard about the potential benefits of testosterone therapy and would like to learn more before deciding if this treatment makes sense for you, you have come to the right place. Testosterone therapy can be an effective solution for many men who are seeking to improve their sex drive, reduce fatigue, hair loss and many more symptoms. While it offers numerous advantages, this treatment may not be a perfect fit for everyone. Keep reading for useful information and frequently asked questions to find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and anabolic steroid. It plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues — like the testes and prostate — and promotes sexual characteristics such as increased muscle and bone mass, body hair and libido. As men age, their testosterone levels tend to decrease and as many as 40% of older men experience low testosterone levels. This imbalance can have negative effects on general well-being, energy levels, mental health, focus and much more. Avoiding treatment for low testosterone can worsen the symptoms over time. For these reasons, it’s important to monitor and maintain regular testosterone levels so that you can live your healthiest life and avoid unpleasant side-effects.
A broad range of symptoms can indicate low testosterone levels. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, hormone replacement therapy could be beneficial in restoring your health and well-being. Testosterone therapy is perhaps most commonly known because of its link to sexual performance and desire. “Low T” can indeed lead to low libido and erectile dysfunction. Moreover, individuals with low testosterone can feel perpetually fatigued, sometimes sleeping the days away. Hair loss and weight gain can indicate testosterone imbalance as well as depression, irritability, or anxiety. Should any of these symptoms apply to you, see the following information about what testosterone therapy is and how it can positively affect your life.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for testosterone therapy, your doctor will start with a blood test. This serves to assess your current hormone levels while simultaneously making sure that there are no other underlying issues. If your hormone levels come back as unbalanced, your doctor will formulate a personalized hormone therapy plan to address your specific needs. Modes of hormone treatment vary, from injections to patches and even gels. Your doctor will work to improve and maintain your testosterone levels so you’ll be feeling better soon.
After receiving testosterone therapy, patients can enjoy several life-enhancing benefits. Improvements include renewed energy and strength, increased libido, better moods and mental focus. With restored testosterone levels, you can also expect to rest better at night and even experience less anxiety, depression and irritability. There’s no need to wait to start enjoying life again — testosterone therapy could help you find your energetic, lively self again.
If your insurance covers the visit, you’ll only be responsible for an applicable co-pay. If you would prefer, or are required to pay out of pocket, the rate is $100 to be evaluated by the Nurse Practitioner and visit cost includes lab work. This initial consultation checks for indications that testosterone replacement is needed. Should results indicate this is the case, a regular weekly injection at our office is priced at $50 ($200 per month). This can be paid out of pocket or in some instances, paid partially or in full by the patient’s insurance company. Please contact us to set up an appointment or for questions regarding your insurance coverage.
The friendly and experienced team at Jacobs Chiropractic can evaluate your hormone levels and provide you with professional testosterone therapy to restore your health and well-being. Jacobs Chiropractic guides patients on their journey to wellness by using successful treatment methods and a holistic approach that will stay with you for years to come. To learn more about Jacobs Chiropractic’s excellent services or to discuss symptoms you’re currently experiencing, fill out our contact form or call us at (865) 566-0325.
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