Testosterone Optimization Therapy
What is Low Testosterone?
Low Testosterone refers to any situation in which the body’s levels of the testosterone hormone fall below the range of levels considered by the medical community to be “normal”.
Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone that is most prevalent in men. It helps regulate and control a variety of sexual functions, but also contributes to muscle and bone strength.
What causes Low Testosterone?
As men age, their bodies naturally produce lower levels of testosterone than they did in their younger years. While this is normal, it can have a sever effect on sexual health and daily functioning. In many cases, men may grow accustomed to living life at “lower” levels than might be possible if their hormone levels were properly balanced by New England Low-T Center.
Why should you seek treatment?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you could benefit from an evaluation:
Loss of libido (sex drive)
Fatigue and decreased energy levels
Our licensed and trained medical staff can analyze your testosterone levels and determine if certain treatments might restore your optimal levels. At New England Low-T Center we don’t believe in simply restoring your testosterone levels. We believe in optimizing your testosterone levels. That’s what makes us stand apart from the rest.
What’s the difference?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy or TRT, put simply is the act of replacing the testosterone that your body has stopped producing.
Testosterone Optimization Therapy or TOT, is the art of helping you not only replace your lost testosterone to optimum levels but also to help you stay in that optimum testosterone range while looking at all aspects of your health and helping you reach a level of health beyond what you thought possible. Only then can NELT help you live your best life.
How is Low Testosterone diagnosed?
Low Testosterone can be diagnosed with a simple blood test.
How is Low Testosterone treated?
Treatment options include self-administered hormone injections that can be performed quickly, safely and discretely in the privacy of your own home. If you are needle phobic and home injections poses a major concern for you, New England Low-T Center offers the option of hormone pellet therapy in which small slow release pellets are inserted under the skin in your hip area. Those pellets slowly release the hormone over a few months’ time allowing for no home injections. These pellets are re-inserted two to four times per year depending on rate of absorption and how the patient feels.
What are the potential side effects?
At New England Low-T Center, we monitor blood levels regularly to help detect possible side effects early. We can take corrective action as soon as possible. Some men may experience worsening of prostate issues (BPH and prostate cancer), changes in red blood cell level, cholesterol level, hormone levels, and PSA level. Hair loss, mood changes, breast growth, testicular shrinkage, decreased sperm count, and acne are also other possible side effects. Treatments may worsen sleep apnea, and they may or may not increase the risk of heart attack and death in people with or without heart disease.