Studies show that 39% of men 45 and older suffer from lower than normal testosterone levels. You may have Low Testosterone (Low T) if you’re experiencing some or all of these symptoms:
· Fatigue or decreased energy
· Reduced sex drive
· Erectile dysfunction
· Depressed mood
· Increased body fat
· Reduced muscle mass and strength
· Decreased bone strength
· Loss of body hair
· Hot flashes or sweats
· Inability to concentrate
How Do You Tell For Sure If You Have Low T?
There’s only one way to find out—a quick, inexpensive blood test to measure your testosterone levels.
What If You Take The Test And It Confirms Low T?
We may recommend a testosterone replacement therapy if we rule out pituitary gland issues as the cause of the low levels.
What Are Your Options For Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Skin patches, gels, mouth patches, injections or implants. All are effective but they come with certain difficulties. Skin patches usually don’t give therapeutic levels; and do you really want to walk around with a skin patch on your arm? Gels are more effective, but absorption can be variable. You also have to avoid bathing, swimming or sweating for a couple of hours after application. Also, it is very messy and absorbed less if you are hairy. Injections are another option but they give you dosage peaks and valleys. The peaks aren’t good for your prostate and bone marrow, and you feel bad during the valleys.
Most People Choose Testopel or Aveel.
Testopel are tiny, under-the-skin pellets that release a steady dose of testosterone for up to 5 months. No messy gels, no weekly office visits for an injection, no walking around with a skin patch. There is no scheduling, no remembering, and no inconvenience. Testopel is the only testosterone pellet approved by the FDA to increase testosterone levels in men with low T. Another benefit is there is zero chance of any transference of testosterone to others.
How Does Testopel Work?
It’s a 15-minute office procedure. We apply a local anesthetic to numb the buttocks area, insert the pellets and you’re done. You can resume normal activity immediately, however you can’t submerge site in water for three days.
Are There Side Effects?
You might have a little bit of pain and swelling at the implementation site but that’s about it. There are possible side effects to taking testosterone no matter what delivery mechanism you choose (gels, patches, injections or implants).
Are There People Who Should Not Have Testosterone Replacement?
Yes. If you have BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy), prostate cancer, breast cancer, sleep apnea, congestive heart failure, or Erythrocytosis (high blood counts) you may not be able to receive testosterone therapy.
Does Insurance Pay For Testopel or Aveed?
Most insurance plans cover the procedure. We can explore your specific benefit coverage and provide appropriate direction.
What’s The First Step To Getting AVEED or Testopel Implants?
Come in for a blood test. If it confirms Low T, we’ll talk you through the next steps. Don’t keep suffering. If you suspect low T call us at 404-888-0228. We’re here for you.