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Testosterone Replacement Therapy Education

Suffering From Low Testosterone?

Low testosterone can negatively affect men of all ages. If you don’t have the energy to get through the day, if you can’t remember the last time you and your spouse had sexual intercourse, and notice your relationships and work are suffering, it may be your testosterone levels affecting your ability to live your best life. As we age, natural testosterone levels decline, but low testosterone can also be caused by many issues, including medical conditions, obesity, poor diet, alcohol use/abuse, stress and anxiety.

Low testosterone may also be contributing to health conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Our goal is to educate you about low testosterone, causes of low testosterone, your low testosterone treatment options and inform you of the many low testosterone treatment options that are available to you at Limitless Male.

Low Testosterone Can Affect Men of All Ages

1 in 4 men over the age of 30 suffer from testosterone deficiency. Are you suffering from the symptoms of Low Testosterone? Find out by taking our assessment.

What is Considered Low Testosterone?

Testosterone levels typically range from 200 on the low end up to 1000 units in men. While many in the medical community look at 300 as the ‘magic’ number, men can be symptomatic at higher levels. Our physicians use laboratory data to establish your optimal range and keep you there. Once we receive our report from your blood draw, our physicians take a deep dive into your overall test results, as well as your symptoms. We will meet to discuss your symptoms and goals and determine your plan, including TRT, if necessary. A few things we look for include:

  • The testosterone attached to the proteins in your blood may be normal, but the free testosterone, the testosterone that is not bound to proteins and is available to your body for use, may be low.
  • You may have normal testosterone but your Estradiol (estrogen) levels are elevated, which means your body is converting free testosterone into estrogen.
  • Excess weight gain can lead your body to convert testosterone into estrogen, therefore giving you more belly fat and causing the cycle to spiral out of control.
  • Cortisol levels can have physiological effects that can suppress your testosterone production.
  • What Are The Symptoms of Low Testosterone?

    Testosterone is a critical sex hormone in our bodies that helps build muscle, burn fat, maintain erections, increase libido, and more. But when your testosterone levels start to decline, whether it be because of age or external factors, the symptoms start to appear. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy:

    • Lack of motivation and drive
    • Athletic performance decline
    • Muscle loss and decreased muscle strength
    • Weight gain and belly fat
    • Constant fatigue/ lack of energy
    • Lack of focus and concentration
    • Low sex drive
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Poor sleep
    • Joint pain
    • Crabby/irritable
    • Brain Fog
    • Erectile dysfunction

    What Are The Benefits of TRT?

    When patients start TRT, they typically begin to see results in two to three months with optimal results after six months of therapy.

    There are several types of testosterone treatments available, however, we recommend injections. Overall, patients see the best benefits from testosterone injections.

    Benefits of TRT may include:

    • Restored confidence and swagger
    • Improved relationships and stronger family
    • Improved job performance and work relationships
    • Regain the desire for sex and intimacy
    • Increased energy
    • Renewed motivation and drive
    • Better workouts and recovery
    • Improved muscle mass and strength
    • Decreased weight and belly fat
    • Improved cardiovascular health
    • Better concentration and focus
    • Improvements in erectile dysfunction
    • Overall health improvement, reducing or eliminating the need for pharmaceutical treatments


    Want to learn more?

    Read our ebook, Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Complete Guide, to learn all about the benefits of TRT.

    Diagnosis of Low Testosterone

    In most cases, a blood test and medical history are all that’s needed to diagnose and recommend an appropriate treatment for low testosterone. If you have health conditions or the provider suspects an underlying health condition could be the cause, you may be referred for further testing.

    What Do You Look For In My Blood Test?

    For your initial blood tests, we are looking to establish a baseline or what appears to be a ‘normal’ level for you. Testosterone levels typically range from 200 on the low-end up to 1000 units in men.

    While many in the medical community look at 300 as the ‘magic’ number, men can be symptomatic at higher levels. Our physicians use laboratory data to establish your optimal range and keep you there.


    What Can You Tell From My Blood Test?

    With your report in hand, our physicians can take a deeper look at your test results and symptoms. A few of the key things we look for include:

    • Your total testosterone, the testosterone attached to the proteins in your blood may be normal, but the free testosterone, the testosterone that is not bound to proteins and is, therefore, available to your body for use, may be low.
    • You may have normal testosterone levels but your Estradiol (estrogen) levels are elevated, which means your body is converting free testosterone into estrogen.
    • Excess weight gain can lead your body to convert testosterone into estrogen, therefore giving you more belly fat and causing the cycle to spiral out of control.
    • Cortisol levels can have physiological effects that can suppress your testosterone production.

    Insurance/Payment FAQs

    Your initial consultation is no charge. Any additional out-of-pocket costs would be discussed before any procedures or blood draws.

    The magic number is usually around 300 units for insurance to cover TRT therapy. However, it will depend on which insurance carrier you have. We check your coverage before treatment.

    Costs are determined by your specific insurance plan. Generally, there will be deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance and max out-of-pocket that will be your financial responsibility. Upon starting a TRT regimen, we will discuss payment options that cover deductibles and co-pays.

    Costs vary depending on your share of financial responsibility. We can set up affordable payment plans to cover your out-of-pocket expenses.

    If insurance elects not to cover treatment, elective treatment is still an option. We will discuss affordable cash payment options during your follow-up consultation.

    Whether covering deductibles, co-pays, out-of-pocket costs for insurance or you are paying cash for treatment, we accept all payment forms including HSAs, Flex Spending, debit/credit cards, cash, and checks.

    We are in-network with many major health insurance providers (except for Medicare and Medicaid). We can check your coverage before treatment.

    Testosterone levels vary for each person depending on their age, symptoms, and other outliers. What is normal for you may not be a normal level for the next patient. We still treat many patients whose levels are in the 300-600 range who are symptomatic, and we see them have significant improvements in their symptoms. For more information on T-Levels read our blog post, Testosterone Levels as We Age, to find out more.

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    Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today

    Let the Physicians at Limitless Male Medical help you stop waiting and start living again. You have nothing to lose–a simple blood test can get you back in the game.

    Our providers can diagnose and prepare a treatment plan that will get you the help you need and help you get your relationship and life back. Please talk about it with your spouse and then schedule a complimentary consultation with our providers today!