FAQs

WHAT IS TESTOSTERONE?

Testosterone is a hormone that works to promote the normal development and growth of the male reproductive and sex organs. Testosterone also encourages the development of secondary male characteristics like fat distribution over the body, bone mass, musculature, hair patterns, vocal cord thickening, and laryngeal enlargement. It can also influence sex drive, energy level, and cognition. Testosterone affects:

 

  • Growth and maturation of prostate, and other male sex organs
  • Development of male hair distribution such as facial hair
  • Changes in body muscle mass and strength and fat distribution
  • Sex drive and sexual function
  • Mood and energy level
  • Bone strength

WHAT ARE NORMAL LEVELS OF TESTOSTERONE?

In healthy men, testosterone levels between 3501000 ng/dL are considered normal.

WHAT IS HYPOGONADISM?

Hypogonadism is another word for low testosterone or low T.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?

Benefits of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) at LT Men’s Clinic vary based upon the pre-therapy symptoms and other factors, but can include:

  • Increased male sex drive
  • Improved erectile function
  • Decreased moodiness/depression
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Improved motivation
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Increased strength and endurance
  • Reduced body fat
  • Ability to develop lean muscle mass with exercise
  • Increased body hair growth
  • Increased male bone density

WHAT TYPE OF TESTOSTERONE DO YOU USE?

We use testosterone cypionate, a hormone approved by the FDA.

WHERE IS THE INJECTION GIVEN?

In the gluteal or deltoid muscle on alternating sides with each injection.

WHAT DOSING SCHEDULE DO YOU USE FOR INJECTIONS?

We schedule injections every 10 days.

HOW LONG DOES EACH INJECTION TAKE?

Your office visits for TRT injections at LT Men’s Clinic will take less than 15 minutes each and will repeat every 10 days.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHETHER I MIGHT HAVE LOW TESTOSTERONE?

To determine testosterone levels, LT Men’s Clinic will administer a simple blood test, the results of which you will know in 30 minutes or less. If your testosterone levels are below 400 ng/dL, you are considered to be a low testosterone male.