Here are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients:
What causes low testosterone?
Low testosterone may be due to a genetic component and/or environmental causes such as stress, obesity, alcoholism, drugs or other prescription medications. But the thing to remember is that after about the age of 30, most men's testosterone levels begin to fall at the rate of about 1% a year. This time period, commonly known as "andropause" is normal, but the side effects are often times very difficult to deal with and can really decrease our quality of life. But with TRT, those side effects can be virtually eliminated.
What are the symptoms of low T?
Although not everyone experiences the same symptoms or all of the symptoms, the following are the most commonly expressed symptoms of low testosterone:
There has been a lot of coverage on testosterone replacement therapy in the media lately, some good and some bad. We are seeing a lot of commercials claiming that testosterone therapy increases blood pressure, risk for heart attack and even stroke. HOWEVER, all of the latest research shows that when testosterone is administered to people experiencing hypogonadism by medical professionals that have the expertise and administer the correct levels of hormones, as well as closely monitor patient's blood levels, patients actually experience lowered risk of heart attack and stroke! Here are the latest clinical studies backing this claim. Abraham Morgentaler M.D. is a professor from the Harvard University Medical School and also has his own private clinic that specializes in prostate cancer. He is an expert on hormone replacement therapy and actually prescribes testosterone to his patients on a regular basis. He explains his approach with TRT on the following link: