Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Suffering From Low Testosterone?
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?
– 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?
- 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.
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 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)
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.
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.