Low T is typically diagnosed when a man complains of general fatigue, low energy, or running out of energy too early in the day, depressive mood, low libido (sex drive) and weight gain despite good diet and exercise. Once you have been diagnosed with low T, it is important to learn about your options for how to treat low T so you can find the best therapy for your needs. At Low T Guru in Frisco, TX, Dr. Buch provides personalized treatment plans for each patient. He will take time to go over all your low T treatment options, answer your questions, and discuss any low T treatment side effects that you may need to be aware of.
After an accurate diagnosis is made, including assessment of the pituitary gland hormone prolactin, and the female hormone estradiol (which is normally found at low levels in all men), appropriate low T medicine or other therapies can be discussed and initiated.
Different types of therapy are used, depending on goals like maintaining fertility, insurance coverage, costs and concerns for testosterone transfer to wife and children if using topical testosterone treatments.
Many clients come to our attention, once they learn that low T supplements with any type of
testosterone preparation can result in destruction of their fertility. For such clients, alternative therapy with pill medication such as Clomid, Tamoxifen and Letrozole or injectable therapy with HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) may work well to elevate serum Testosterone levels and alleviate Low T symptoms, while maintaining fertility.
Other clients who are done having children, only need the most reliable and cost-effective treatment option, which is weekly intramuscular injections of testosterone to achieve blood levels that correlate with better function and sense of well-being. For those patients with extensive work-related travel or who have a needle phobia that prevents self-injection, we can place subcutaneous testosterone pellets every 4 to 6 months. This is a slightly costlier, but just as effective as treatment with injections. Unfortunately, only 50 percent of men trying skin application methods absorb the testosterone gels effectively through the skin well enough to continue this as therapy.
Also, it is key to pay attention to Estradiol (estrogen) levels, since the benefits of improved Testosterone levels can be offset by failing to recognize and treat high Estradiol levels. High Estradiol levels are treated with either Arimidex (generic is anastrozole) or Aromasin.
At Low T Guru in Frisco, TX, you will find un-rushed, comfortable, confidential care. If you have been diagnosed with low T or suspect that you may have it, call us today at (972) 430-4554 to schedule a consultation.