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Low T FAQ: How Long Does Low T Therapy Take to Work?


One obvious Low T FAQ is centered around how long it takes to see results after therapy begins. The answer is not black and white. While getting your testosterone levels up happens almost immediately, waiting for your body to respond to the new, normal testosterone levels is a gradual process. You can expect to see some benefits rather quickly, but some changes will only be appreciated over a period of time.

Initial improvements, like an increase in sexual interest, typically become apparent about 3 weeks after the beginning of treatment. This benefit typically plateaus around 6 weeks. Other improvements, such as changes in the quality of erections, can take up to six months, but keep in mind that this symptoms may be due to many other issues and testosterone replacement along may only be part of the solution.  

Overall lifestyle improvements due to low T therapy typically take 3 to 4 weeks to manifest. These changes include such things as improved body composition, with less fat and higher lean muscle, better sleep, clearer thinking and improved mood. Your doctor may also notice an improvement in cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health.  

The low T FAQ related to how quickly you can expect to see results related to testosterone therapy is challenging to answer definitively because it is somewhat dependent on how low testosterone levels are affecting you symptom wise. Most people, however, begin to feel the benefits shortly after one a month of beginning treatment, and continue to see additional improvements for an extended period of time. The two biggest complaints that lead individuals to seek treatment for low T are fatigue and low libido. These two symptoms typically respond quickly to treatment. 

Another frequent Low T FAQ is “how long you can I expect to continue to see improvements?”. Fortunately, Low T therapy provides long-term benefits, not quick fixes. As you continue with this therapy, you may notice feeling better in general, waking up refreshed due to enhanced sleep quality, and easier weight loss if you have been struggling to lose a few pounds. So much of your health revolves around hormone levels. There may be issues that you may not have even realized were related to Low T levels, such as your inability to concentrate, and these also usually improve while undergoing therapy. 

Frequent lab tests to measure hormone levels help our staff monitor your health so that we may provide the best care possible. We are also available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about Low T therapy, including what to expect, how the testosterone is administered, and any health conditions you have that may cause concern before embarking on low T therapy. 




(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C

(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C started his career in healthcare as a fireman/paramedic in West Texas where he served on the Midland Fire Department from 1998-2004.   He became interested in testosterone treatment after seeing how hormone replacement doctors helped those suffering from low testosterone.   After graduating from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program, he moved to DFW where he currently lives with his wife and three children.

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