Is TRT Right For Me?
Things to consider before pursuing testosterone replacement therapy
If you suspect that you may have low levels of testosterone and that hormone replacement therapy might be beneficial to you, there are certain steps to take before pursuing treatment on your own. First, consider all the symptoms that you are experiencing. Even a subtle mood change such as increased irritability could be a sign that your hormone levels are out of balance. Do some research and take a note of everything that could point to a deficiency in testosterone. Before taking any concrete steps to receive testosterone replacement treatment, you should always consult your doctor first. It is only by doing a blood test that your doctor will be able to confirm if you are a good candidate for testosterone replacement therapy or not. After analyzing the results of your blood test, your doctor will be able to expertly guide you through the next steps to start restoring your health.
There are several symptoms that manifest in men with lower-than-average levels of testosterone (any levels less than 350ng/dL). Keep in mind that if you are experiencing any of the following issues, it very well could be caused by something other than a testosterone deficiency, but you should consider the possibility that hormone imbalance might be at the root of any of these problems.
The first and most publicized symptom of “low t” is low libido, or sexual desire. Males suffering from low testosterone may have erectile dysfunction and/or smaller testicles. Another potential symptom is recurring fatigue and low energy levels. It is not unheard of for men with low testosterone to sleep many hours in the day even after getting a good night’s rest. Next, men who suspect low testosterone levels may experience a decrease in muscle and bone mass as well as possibly gaining weight around the stomach and/or breast tissue areas. Hormone imbalance can also significantly affect mental health, potentially leading to anxiety, depression or irritability. Moreover, those affected can have difficulty focusing on specific tasks. Lastly, men with low testosterone levels can experience hair loss on their head, body and face. This is not a comprehensive list of all the possible manifestations of low testosterone, but if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consider contacting your doctor about low t.
- Breast/prostate cancer
- Palpable prostate nodules
- Untreated obstructive sleep apnea
- Uncontrolled severe heart failure
- Unstable severe congestive heart failure (stage III & IV)
If you have experienced any of the symptoms of low testosterone that are described above, know that you can restore your health and take advantage of the bright future that is ahead. You can learn more about the various treatment options for low t that are offered by Jacobs Chiropractic and Wellness professionals. Jacobs Chiropractic and Wellness can help you be more informed about low testosterone and how to move forward with treatments and maintenance of healthy hormone levels. To discuss your needs with a skilled medical professional, contact Jacobs Chiropractic and Wellness Center today by calling (865) 566-0325 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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