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Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in New York City can effectively address low hormone levels in men. Decreased hormone levels can be caused by aging, stress, or an underlying medical condition. Low testosterone can greatly affect mood, sex drive, and energy levels, and with TRT, these problems can be corrected.
What Is TRT?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), also referred to as androgen replacement therapy, is used to treat hormone deficiency in men. The body’s production of testosterone naturally decreases with age. A gradual decrease in testosterone does not typically cause noticeable changes, but a considerable drop in hormone levels is likely to bring about adverse effects.
By treating patients with TRT, the hormone levels in the bloodstream will be restored. Overall wellbeing, libido, mood, and alertness can all be greatly improved.
There are many different types of TRT treatments available, including injectables, transdermal or topical gels/creams, buccal patches, implants/pellets, oral tablets, and intranasal gels.
Ideal Candidates for TRT
TRT is only administered for patients with a definitive diagnosis of hypogonadism. Men who have hypogonadism symptoms like sexual dysfunction, growth of breast tissue, and fatigue are ideal candidates for testosterone replacement therapy.
This hormone replacement therapy is given to patients diagnosed with low testosterone levels in the blood. Before recommending TRT, other treatment options are considered and underlying causes are treated.
During your TRT consultation, you may be asked about your diagnostic test results. A physical examination will be performed, and other tests may be requested. A medical history review will be conducted to assess risk factors. A prescription will be filled out if you are compatible with the treatment.
The Treatment Process
The dosage of supplementary testosterone varies for each patient depending on their needs, their recommended type of treatment, and their recommended frequency of treatment.
TRT can be injected, taken orally, implanted, or applied on the skin or inside the nose. Some treatments can be done at home, while others are administered by Dr. Shafer.
The effects of TRT are highly individualized. Some patients experience significant changes in their sexual activities, mood, and energy levels. There are varying responses to testosterone replacement, which makes regular monitoring with Dr. Shafer incredibly important. You will be scheduled for regular check-ups to keep track of your progress, dosage, and any side effects.
The FDA requires that TRT treatments carry warnings against the risk of heart disease and stroke. Rash, itching, and acne breakouts at the application site may be experienced. Prior to treatment, patients are informed fully of the possible side effects, as well as the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
How Much Does TRT Cost?
The cost of TRT treatments will depend on numerous factors. The overall price may be impacted by the type of TRT treatment, dosage, and laboratory fees. While most insurance companies cover testosterone replacement therapy, there may be out-of-pocket expenses.
Get in Touch
Reduce the symptoms of low testosterone levels and improve your overall quality of life with TRT in New York City. Contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue to schedule your consultation.