Have you heard the latest news about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)? It has quickly become one of the most popular prescription medications for adult men in America. According to the NY Times, the number of middle-aged men prescribed TRT has tripled over the past decade. The journalists tracked 11 million men and found that men in their 40s are the fastest-growing group of consumers.
According to peer-reviewed research, hypogonadism was by far the most popular reason for TRT. Almost 40% of patients were struggling with erectile dysfunction (ED), or another type of sexual dysfunction, and 30% of men were chronically fatigued.
The first step to getting help is diagnosing the root of the problem.
Do I have Low T?
If so, you’re not alone! Almost 2% of men are diagnosed with low T every year. Researchers believe the actual population of men with low T is much higher. Factors like the stigma associated with the diagnosis and misinformation stop men from getting a proper diagnosis from a certified specialist.
For many men, the process starts by noticing changes to their body and energy levels, like low libido.
Working out regularly used to be enough to keep the fat off and build muscle. Yet, men with low T find that it’s much easier to gain weight than when they were younger.
Men with low T walk around all day feeling fatigued. It’s difficult to focus long enough to complete a task, and the mind feels foggy. No matter how tired they feel, it takes longer to fall asleep or stay asleep at night. Over time, men can become more irritable and experience inexplicable mood swings.
T levels can even affect the hairline. Patients can experience thinning in the center and along the sides, similar to “M” shaped pattern baldness.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, don’t panic and don’t self-diagnose. A hormonal expert can run a blood panel and get accurate readings of your T levels. If they are below 300ng/dL, then TRT can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
How quickly does TRT work?
Every client is different. Factors like current T levels and the size of the TRT dosage can impact how long it takes to see results. Many clients begin to see changes as early as three weeks into holistic care. By six weeks, men should start noticing differences in their energy levels, physicality, and body fat composition.
At Renew Vitality, our concierge team of medical professionals requires regular blood tests to track the progress of the treatment and make any necessary adjustments.
Does TRT have any side effects?
TRT has the possibility of side effects like virtually every medical procedure. Common side effects include:
- Low sperm count
- Mild water-retention in hands or legs
- Sleep apnea
- Acne or oily skin
- Mood Swings and mild aggression
Renew Vitality’s health and wellness team is devoted to providing excellent care. We continuously monitor hormone levels and the effects of the treatment to ensure success. Our comprehensive wellness program is designed to minimize the likelihood of discomfort.
Is Treating Low T Expensive?
Treatment cost is highly dependent on the clinic, and each client’s individual needs. Treatment methods can affect the price as well. Healthline predicts men can pay anywhere from $20 to $1000 for treatment.
Renew Vitality Miami is one of the few low T centers that offer a flat rate of $200 for a comprehensive one-hour consultation and physical exam. While we don’t currently participate in insurance and cannot file claims on your behalf, clients still have options. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are popular with many of our clients and make treatment more affordable.
Before committing to a treatment plan, make sure to talk with your physician about all of your payment options. Some popular health insurance providers will cover part of the cost of TRT if the patient is treating a medical condition.
Are there Low T Centers in Coral Gables?
Coral Gables currently has 50,000 residents, which equates to approximately 3,600 residents per square mile. It’s home to the breathtaking historic public swimming pool, the Venetian Pool, and the gorgeous Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
Coral Gables residents have seven clinics with testosterone replacement therapy services, including Renew Vitality. You can find our office at 3850 Bird Rd., Suite 402B, Miami, FL, 33146, near Merrick Park and across the street from Four Points by Sheraton Coral Gables.
Try Renew Vitality Miami
We take a unique approach to treating low T. Our south Florida team is led by Dr. Thierry Jacquemin, D.O. While some clinics only treat the symptoms, Dr. Jacquemin’s extensive experience in internal medicine allows him to work with men to find the root cause of their issues.
He believes that the key to a healthy lifestyle is not only about treating illness but preventing medical complications. Renew Vitality tailors their treatment plans to optimize male health and virility.