As with any medical intervention, the benefits of Low T therapy must be weighed against the potential risk of adverse reactions or side effects of testosterone replacement therapy. Just as Paracelsus says in the quote above, whether testosterone replacement creates a poisonous or beneficial environment is largely dependent upon how the medication is delivered and dosed. Read More
If you are currently receiving testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), or are considering this type of treatment for low testosterone, then you might be concerned about the potential effects of testosterone on your hair. One of the most common low testosterone myths is that too much testosterone can cause balding. However, the evidence shows that whether or not you will go bald is actually determined by your genes. Read More
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help men with low testosterone to have more energy, focus more easily, lose weight and build muscle, but what is the effect of TRT on fertility. There are some side effects that men considering this type of therapy need to take into account. In particular, men who want to have children in the future need to be aware of the possibility of TRT suppressing their fertility. Read More
If you’ve listened to the radio, picked up a fitness magazine, or simply talked to some guys…
There are many causes of high testosterone in women, and the symptoms of high testosterone levels can be just as debilitating as low testosterone levels. However, men and women usually come to us because they have low testosterone. For women, low testosterone can be a nightmare. Fatigue, low sex drive, weight gain—all these and more can be debilitating for women suffering from low testosterone. Women can have low testosterone for many different reasons, and getting those levels back to a normal level can turn their lives around. Read More
Testosterone is a hormone that is generally considered to be important for men, but did you know it is also a vital hormone for women to maintain a high quality of life? The symptoms of low testosterone in women are often passed off as just part of getting older, but they shouldn’t be. If you’re experiencing any of these common symptoms, it may be time to consult with a medical professional who can check your hormone levels and help you determine the best course of action. Read More
We get these questions all the time: “What does low testosterone mean? Is there a specific level that shows I have low testosterone? What is the definition of low testosterone? What does low testosterone mean from a symptomatic standpoint?” You’re probably here because you have the same question yourself. Read More.
Testosterone and diabetes are not necessarily words you would associate with each other. When you think of testosterone, you’re probably thinking of its positive effects. Testosterone is associated with leanness, masculinity, and strength. Diabetes, on the other hand, has connotations that are decidedly more negative. Read More
Testosterone and prostate cancer have long been linked, and when I say long I mean since the 1940’s. This myth that testosterone therapy somehow increases the risk for prostate cancer has lingered for years, despite the growing body of evidence to suggest otherwise (see here and here and here for just a few articles on the subject). Read More
We are frequently asked how long patients will have to wait before they start feeling better after starting testosterone replacement therapy. The best answer can get a little complicated, but there are definitely some factors that we have identified which help to predict success. Read More
You’ve probably heard the myth that “bioidentical hormones” are somehow superior to other testosterone replacement options — this is simply untrue. Where bioidentical hormones do offer better therapy when it comes to female hormone replacement, there is no benefit when it comes to testosterone.
Although testosterone replacement therapy is a safe and effective treatment for the vast majority, some patients still experience a few side effects from testosterone replacement during treatment. Any quality medical provider of testosterone therapy should be monitoring you closely for potential testosterone replacement side effects.