Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
Regain peak health and reclaim your life
As men age, it’s natural to lose strength, energy, and libido. These symptoms were an unavoidable part of getting older in the past. Today, science has found a way to slow down the aging process and restore youthful functionality, giving men of every age an opportunity to live their best life. The secret is rebalancing the body’s hormones.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Several men in their 30s and 40s begin to suffer from a decline in testosterone. In fact, your T levels begin to drop as early as your 20s. With Testosterone Replacement Therapy, men and women can balance their hormone levels and optimize the synergy within their bodies. Once hormone levels are optimized, people begin to see an increase in energy, performance, libido, and all sorts of exciting improvements. It even helps with your sleep, recovery time from exercise, and clearer skin.
Did you know that all men have a natural decline in testosterone of 1 to 2% per year after the age of 30?
- Increased physical performance
- Added lean muscle mass
- Increased libido
- Better physical endurance
- Improved cognitive performance
- More focus
- Better memory
- Better mood
Candidates for Testosterone Replacement Therapy
The most typical symptoms patients with low testosterone levels complain about are fatigue, libido issues, and excess visceral body fat. Many times, patients are not aware of the causes and live a sedentary life, drink alcohol, or have suffered from an illness that caused their low testosterone.
Those looking to undergo Testosterone Replacement Therapy are men or women who have noticed a decline in the way they feel. They may experience a low sex drive, decreased stamina, significant weight gain, or loss of muscle mass. A decrease in testosterone production will be determined by appropriate medical testing.
Eligible patients are realistic in their expectations about Testosterone Replacement Therapy and what it can do for them. Symptoms of low testosterone include low sex drive, increase in visceral body fat, fatigue, bad mood, decreased mental clarity, loss of muscle mass, and hair loss.
During a private, one-on-one consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns regarding low testosterone. We understand the challenges many men and women experience and will listen closely to make you comfortable with the entire process. Holos MD’s testosterone specialists will answer your questions and provide detailed information about Testosterone Replacement Therapy. They will inquire about your medical and health history and take a blood sample to test your current testosterone levels. From there they will determine your candidacy for Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Treatment
When you visit Holos MD for your Testosterone Replacement treatment, our TRT specialist will review the results of your blood test with you. They will discuss the treatment and address any questions you may have. If you are a candidate for pellet therapy, a tiny incision near your hip and insert between 2-10 small pellets, each the size of a grain of rice, under your skin using an instrument called a trocar. The pellets will slowly release bio-identical testosterone over the course of about 3 to 4 months.
If you opt for intramuscular injections, our specialist will administer the testosterone treatment directly into the gluteal muscle. You will need to receive the injection every 7-14 days. You will have routine follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and testosterone levels. The treatment plan will be adjusted as needed when you come in for your next appointment for pellet therapy or testosterone injection.
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How Holos MD TRT program works:
We begin by talking with you and listening. You’ll have questions and so will we. From there, we will help you make an informed decision, mapping out the best course of action together.
Filling out our form is the next step and it only takes a couple of minutes, to help us to set up your Holos MD account. Afterward, we’ll ask you to complete a brief health history.
Once your Holos MD account is established, we’ll order your lab work. You’ll have your blood drawn at a location near your home or work, and we’ll review your results with you in detail once we have them.
After we’ve reviewed your lab results with you and answered all your questions, we’ll schedule an appointment for you with one of our specialists.
From here, your Holos MD plan takes shape. The program will be tailored to fit your unique needs and lifestyle.
Your treatment program may include medications, supplements, and injections along with suggestions for a healthier lifestyle. All is done on your time, and some treatments may be carried out in the comfort of your home.
This is where you get back to being you, but it doesn’t end here. Your treatment plan will include monitoring and regular follow-ups. We’ll be with you every step of the way. Anytime you need us, we’re just a phone call away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Testosterone replacement therapy is not intended for healthy men with normal testosterone levels. It’s designed to treat men who are experiencing decreased testosterone production.
Testosterone has not been shown to cause prostate cancer. It is the elevated level of estrogen compared to testosterone that is a risk factor for both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Restoration and optimization with bioidentical testosterone during andropause can relieve many of the above-mentioned deficiency symptoms and considerably improve the quality of life in men. Bio-identical testosterone can also reduce the severity of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. Because hormone needs differ from person to person a “one size fits all” approach will not work.
Yes, testosterone treatment is FDA approved for men who have low testosterone levels due to testicular, pituitary gland, or brain disorders that cause hypogonadism.
The aging male will experience gradually reducing testosterone levels starting at around age 30, but that’s not the same thing as male hypogonadism. Hypogonadism involves a marked deficiency of testosterone that disrupts a man’s quality of life.
The side effects of testosterone replacement therapy can vary depending on a wide variety of factors, including a person’s medical history, body chemistry, symptoms, and starting testosterone levels. Additionally, at our clinic, effects can vary due to the personalized nature of each patient’s treatment. Before you begin treatment, your medical provider will inform you of the risks and benefits associated with your specific treatment plan based on your unique medical history.
Many men with low T will be good candidates for TRT, but there are some contraindications for testosterone treatment. Endocrine Society clinical practice guidelines state that those with prostate cancer or breast cancer should not get TRT. However, men who have already been successfully treated for prostate cancer can sometimes still get TRT under experienced medical supervision. Other general contraindications for TRT include severe urinary tract symptoms associated with enlarged prostate, severe congestive heart failure, obstructive sleep apnea, and abnormally high red blood cell counts.
Since we provide a personalized TRT treatment plan for every patient, the price of receiving TRT at Holos MD can vary. After your initial consultation, we will provide you with detailed information on your unique plan, including a detailed breakdown of the costs of your treatments.