Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Suffering From Low Testosterone?

Low testosterone can negatively affect men of all ages. If you don’t have the energy to get through the day, if you can’t remember the last time you and your spouse had sexual intercourse, and notice your relationships and work are suffering, it may be your testosterone levels affecting your ability to live your best life. As we age, natural testosterone levels decline, but low testosterone can also be caused by many issues, including medical conditions, obesity, poor diet, alcohol use/abuse, stress and anxiety.

Low testosterone may also be contributing to health conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Our goal is to educate you about low testosterone, causes of low testosterone, your low testosterone treatment options and inform you of the many low testosterone treatment options that are available to you at ReInvent Health of Long Island.

What is Considered Low Testosterone?

Testosterone levels typically range from 200 to 1000 units in men. While many in the medical community look at 300 as the ‘magic’ number, men can be symptomatic at higher levels. Our physicians use laboratory data to establish your optimal range and keep you there. Once we receive the report from your blood draw, our physicians will take a deep dive into your overall test results and symptoms. We will meet to discuss your symptoms and goals and determine your plan, including TRT, if necessary. A few things we look for include:
-The testosterone attached to the proteins in your blood may be normal, but your free testosterone (the testosterone that is not bound to proteins and is available to your body for use) may be low.
– You may have normal testosterone levels with elevated estradiol (estrogen) levels, which means your body is converting free testosterone into estrogen.
– Excess weight gain can lead your body to convert testosterone into estrogen, giving you more belly fat and causing the cycle to spiral out of control.
– High cortisol levels can have physiological effects that can suppress your testosterone production

What Are The Symptoms of Low Testosterone?

Testosterone is a critical sex hormone in our bodies that helps build muscle, burn fat, maintain erections, increase libido, and more. However, when your testosterone levels start to decline, whether it be because of age or external factors, symptoms of low testosterone may start to appear. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy:
  • Lack of motivation and drive
  • Athletic performance decline
  • Muscle loss and decreased muscle strength
  • Weight gain and belly fat
  • Constant fatigue/ lack of energy
  • Lack of focus and concentration
  • Low sex drive
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Poor sleep
  • Joint pain
  • Feeling crabby/irritable
  • Brain Fog
  • Erectile dysfunction

What Are The Benefits of TRT?

When patients start TRT, they typically begin to see results in two to three months with optimal results after six months of therapy.

There are several types of testosterone treatments available, however, we recommend testosterone injections. Most patients see the best overall benefits from testosterone injections.

Benefits of TRT may include:

  • Restored confidence and swagger
  • Improved relationships and stronger family
  • Improved job performance and work relationships
  • Regaining the desire for sex and intimacy
  • Increased energy
  • Renewed motivation and drive
  • Better workouts and recovery
  • Improved muscle mass and strength
  • Decreased weight and belly fat
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Better concentration and focus
  • Improvements in erectile dysfunction
  • Overall health improvement, reducing or eliminating the need for pharmaceutical treatments

In most cases, a blood test and medical history are all that’s needed to diagnose and recommend an appropriate treatment for low testosterone. If you have health conditions or the provider suspects an underlying health condition could be the cause, you may be referred for further testing.

Testosterone levels generally peak during early adulthood. As you age, your testosterone level gradually declines — typically about 1% a year after age 30. 

Testosterone’s Role

Testosterone is the major sex hormone in males and plays a number of important roles, such as:

  • The development of the penis and testes
  • The deepening of the voice during puberty
  • The appearance of facial and pubic hair starting at puberty
  • Muscle size and strength
  • Bone growth and strength
  • Sex drive (libido)
  • Sperm production

Testosterone therapy has various risks, including:

  • Worsening untreated sleep apnea — a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts.
  • Causing acne or other skin reactions.
  • Gynocomastia (enlargement of breasts secondary to elevated estrogen levels)
  • Limiting sperm production or causing testicles to shrink.
  • Stimulating too much red blood cell production.
  • Stimulating growth of the prostate, BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
NOTE* Men who received testosterone replacement therapy had a decreased risk of prostate cancer compared to those who did not use the therapy, and a decreased rate of aggressive prostate cancer.
Testosterone Replacement Linked to Lower Rates of Aggressive Prostate Cancer A nested case-control study based included all 38,570 prostate cancer cases diagnosed from 2009 to 2012, along with 192,838 age-matched men without prostate cancer. The results of the analysis were published online and in print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

For men, who are on TRT and who would like to come off of TRT to “take a break” or men who use recreational anabolics; and would like to restart their own natural production of testosterone.

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People with history of heavy use of anabolic steroids usually lose their fertility, either temporarily, or even sometimes permanently!

The trained professionals at ReInvent Health of Long Island have the ability to monitor, test, and reactivate your natural production.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Let the Physicians at ReInvent Health of Long Island help you stop waiting and start living again.
Our providers can diagnose and prepare a treatment plan that will get you the help you need and help you get your relationship and life back. Please talk about it with your spouse and then schedule a consultation with our providers today!