What Is Low Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for maintenance of other sexual characteristics. In men, testosterone is produced in the testes (the reproductive glands that also produce sperm) and regulated by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. When testosterone levels are low, men can experience a decrease in energy and libido, increase in body fat, and emotional changes.
A decrease in testosterone levels is expected as men age. Other factors can also contribute to low T, including chronic health issues such as diabetes or obesity, medications such as corticosteroids, or trauma.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
- Weight gain, particularly around the belly
- Loss of mental clarity and difficulty concentrating
- Loss of libido
- Depression, irritability, or anxiety
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased hair loss
How Treatment Works for Low Testosterone
By knowing your numbers, our medical professionals can provide the best treatment for low T and other underlying conditions. Your path to vitality happens with four steps:
- Health Assessment
During your initial visit, one of our medical professionals will conduct a comprehensive health assessment, including a simple blood test. This test is a full lab panel, and you will know your testosterone and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels within minutes. The additional lab results will be discussed at your next office visit.
- Personalized Plan
Based on your health assessment and lab results, your provider will create your personalized treatment plan.
- Treatment Regimen
Your treatment regimen is based on your personalized plan. If your numbers indicate low t, we will discuss low testosterone treatment options using testosterone replacement injections, which are administered by a medical professional in our office typically every seven to 10 days.
- Optimization and Prevention
Once your treatment regimen is underway to address symptoms of low testosterone (or other underlying conditions), your provider will optimize treatments to maximize your health and wellness.
Cost of Low Testosterone Treatment
Low T Center is in network with most insurance providers. The cost for low testosterone treatment is dependent upon your insurance coverage. Patients are responsible for all applicable deductibles or co-pays under the terms of their health insurance plans.
For patients without insurance, our self-pay options for testosterone replacement therapy are $395 per month or $750 for three months, which includes all necessary office visits, lab work, and injection therapy.
Potential Side Effects of Low Testosterone Treatment
- Increase in red blood cells
- Prostate effects
- Skin reactions
- Fluid retention
Benefits and Results of Low Testosterone Treatment
By treating the symptoms of low testosterone, patients feel energized, stronger, and less irritable; enjoy more productive sleep and a renewed sense of self; find it easier to concentrate and remember things; and experience an increase in libido.
Because Low T Center takes a holistic approach to men’s healthcare, our medical professionals can proactively address other conditions you’re currently experiencing, or could experience later on, including sleep apnea or allergies. These conditions may also affect testosterone levels.
Our providers get to know you on a personal level and gather important health data often to assess progress with greater efficiency.
At Low T Center, we focus on treating your low testosterone symptoms so you can feel better — and rediscover the best version of yourself.