Although a few studies have suggested this, the majority of studies on this subject indicate that Testosterone therapy when properly monitored has reduced heart attack risk, especially when coupled with gradual increases in cardio exercises to improve endurance and heart health. Heart attack and stroke risk can be increased if the Red Blood Cell count increases on Testosterone therapy and is not treated with periodic blood donations. A partnership between a compliant patient and a prudent doctor with regular periodic monitors of Blood counts can easily prevent health risk from Testosterone therapy.
Yes. In many cases, we have found that Testosterone therapy can greatly enhance response to the pills commonly used to treat ED.
Absolutely. Some experts have called this the “metabolic syndrome” in which Low T has resulted in a slow metabolism and muscle loss. This is also often aggravated by high Estrogen levels. Many of our clients have a great benefit from the metabolism acceleration and muscle building effects of Testosterone therapy and pills that reduce Estrogen. In just a few months, much of this can be reversed.
Although the insurance companies and many doctors consider Low T to be a blood level of Testosterone that is less than 300 ng/dl, we have many clients with levels up to 450 ng/dl who exhibit significant symptoms of Low T as noted above. In such cases, we suggest a short course of treatment over a 2 month time to see if treatment relieves the symptoms. If the symptoms resolve with treatment, this confirms the diagnosis of Low T irrespective of the pretreatment levels.
Most commonly, men complain of easy fatigue and a general lack of energy. Decreased libido, sex drive, is also a common complaint. Other common features include gradual weight gain over time due to slowing metabolism, somewhat depressive and edgy moodiness, short temper and a lack of mental sharpness. Sometimes erectile dysfunction and even inability to achieve climax can result.