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Men's Health

As men pass the age of 30, they start to produce less testosterone. This condition of abnormally producing low testosterone levels is called andropause. When there is a rapid decline in a person with a pre-existing low testosterone level, symptoms may occur sooner than expected and be a cause for concern.


What consequences may be observed in a man with low testosterone?

  • Emotional, psychological and behavioral change

  • Decreased muscle strength

  • Decreased gym results

  • Increased upper and central body fat

  • Lethargy

  • Osteoporosis

  • Increased cardiovascular risk Osteoporosis




Testosterone replacement therapy is a relatively painless procedure. Once we evaluate your testosterone levels, you will have a choice of injectable testosterone or oral buccal troches. These therapies are designed to supplement your body’s production of hormones. The frequency of injections or oral buccal troches is individually designed to help you become compliant. Most men start feeling better within three weeks of beginning the therapy.

  • What is testosterone therapy?
    Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a treatment for men meant to supplement low testosterone levels that occur during aging or are the result of a health condition. TRT can be highly effective via injections that your doctor customizes for your individual needs. Testosterone injections help men achieve optimal benefits while minimizing side effects. Gels, creams, and pellets are also options for testosterone therapy.
  • What are the benefits of testosterone therapy?
    Once your doctor establishes the appropriate dosage for you, some of the benefits of TRT you may experience include: Increased lean muscle mass Decreased belly fat Increased energy Increased libido Positive mood and ambition Increased metabolism Increased bone mineral density Thickened body hair and skin Improved cognitive function Improved sexual function
  • Is testosterone a steroid?
    Yes. Testosterone is a steroid, but not all steroids are testosterone. Several other naturally occurring steroids are present in the body, including cortisol and estrogen. The term “steroid” refers to a common chemical structure. Men's T Clinic® is not an anabolic steroid clinic. Men who use anabolic steroids (those seen in bodybuilding competitions) have extremely high levels of testosterone and do not qualify for therapy.
  • How long does it take for testosterone therapy to work?
    How quickly TRT works depends on what therapy is best for you. Injections are the easiest to manage and adjust so you get the correct dose. It is more difficult to determine absorption rates with creams and gels. Regardless of the therapy that best fits you, a number of factors determine how quickly you notice a difference with treatment: How severe is your condition? Do you have other medical factors that could contribute to challenges in therapy? What is your body fat percentage? Testosterone is lipophilic, meaning it is absorbed through fat tissue in the body. Increased body fat could slow absorption. Most patients see improvement by week four of therapy; some get nearly immediate results. If you don't experience an improvement by week 12, your doctor reconsiders the diagnosis and explores alternatives.
  • Why do I have to come for weekly TRT injections?
    The goal of treatment is to find a steady state testosterone level to minimize the peaks and valleys of treatment. Patients on extended intervals between injections often experience higher than optimal levels early on after injection (the peak) and a drop in therapy benefits before their next injection (the valley). The half life of testosterone cypionate is seven to eight days, meaning half of the dose is present in your body one week after injection. Some patients are able to maintain levels on a 10- to 14-day cycle, but the vast majority of men achieve better results on a weekly basis. Saturday appointments are available upon request.
  • Can I get a prescription for TRT to inject myself?
    Testosterone therapy is safest when your doctor or someone from his highly trained team administer the appropriate doses at proper intervals. This ensures the effective management of potential side effects. It may take a while to determine the most effective dose. Even though TRT is generally safe, failure to effectively monitor therapy could cause you harm, so it's best to go to the clinic for injections. Your doctor can adjust your dosage to compensate for a disruption in therapy should you anticipate being out of town for an extended period of time.
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