Using Testosterone effectively and correctly

Test

Testosterone Therapy

T.R.T, cycles…

 

Testosterone west palm beach

All these names, all this lingo, slang terms, “experts” saying contradicting things..

How would anyone ever breach this strange new world of bio-identical hormone replacement without either an endocrinologists supervision

or at least a comprehensive assessment and walkthrough from a physician or trained healthcare professional?

Well maybe you just need the basics…

There is so much to this specialty that we could write endless articles, blogs, papers, reports, etc..

But for simplicitys sake, we are going to break down just the basics to get you informed about Testosterone (T) Replacement.

 

1.) How to check if your testosterone levels are low…

   a.) Some men are born with low testosterone, or it never actually reaches the level that it is supposed to. In this case you probably would have a hard time even realizing this was the case, you would probably have been diagnosed with mild depression of some kind, have low self esteem, poor self image, poor bone density, low sex drive etc.. but it would seem like “your normal” since it is all that you would know thus far. A specific blood test and a specialized physician could confirm.

   b.) Hypogonadism is a disease in which the body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles or with the pituitary gland that controls the testicles. Testosterone replacement therapy can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in these men.

   c.) Steroids/Testosterone Abuse: We see many clients who have done different kinds of cycles, steroids, and testosterone from legal and illegal sources. We do not care about the where and how, we just care about the long term health effects this has had on our clients endocrine system. It is a fact, and we see the proof in clients blood work, that doing T or steroids, HGH, etc without the proper oversight causes permanent damage to the endocrine system, the pituitary system, and all of the hormonal elements in the body. Doing steroids crashes your natural pituitary function, which doesn’t always recover on its own, there is little to no chance after prolonged use. We prescribe special compounded medications to keep this from happening in our patients while they are taking exogenous testosterone. But don’t worry, all is not lost, just read on…

d.) This is the most common, men that have a normal level until age 30 or 40 and then see a decline of about 1-3% per year. It is not felt at first but the symptoms do start to gradually peek through our clients daily lives. Mental fog, signs of age, sexual dysfunction or lack of lust, performance, fat gain, trouble gaining muscle, joint pain, sore body, forgetfulness, low self esteem, low self confidence, fear, anxiety, depression… you get the picture. This is the easiest to diagnose and treat, most men see and feel improvement in a few weeks and are happy as hell about it too!

   

How to protect my endocrine system while doing T…

There are a few simple rules to taking testosterone.

1.) If you are not sure where its from, don’t take it.

2.) The testosterone you get from a sterile static free lab or CVS is not as expensive as people think. ($20-60/10mL)

3.) We send some of our clients with insurance to CVS, Walgreens etc. and they pay almost nothing. Depends on insurance and if their blood work proves they are “clinically” low.

4.) You need to take aromatase inhibitors while taking exogenous testosterone. This will reduce belly fat, and stop the aromatase cells from converting your new testosterone into estrogen upon its production. Your doctor will tell you if your Estradiol level is too high.

5.) This is most important: When taking Testosterone you MUST take HCG (human chorionic-gonadatropin) Heres why: When your body receives testosterone from an exogenous (outside) source it will stop its natural production. Sometimes it never starts again, so the best way to not cause permanent damage is to keep it producing its own while you continue the therapy. The HCG tell your pituitary to continue natural function, so that if and when you want to stop taking T, your body doesn’t have to learn how to make its own all over again, which honestly guys, allot of the time it just stays in hibernation forever. This is something we see with allot of our bodybuilding clients sadly, there body hasn’t had to produce its own for extended periods of time, and it simply refuses to kick start production again. We can trick the endocrine system sometimes with HCG cycles, but not very often.

   

I did steroids, I think my T is low, how do I know if it will come back?

This is a difficult question to answer, and even more difficult to diagnose. Being on a minimal “T” therapy for the rest of your life isn’t the worst thing you can do. Its not detrimental if done correctly and it is the only option for allot of our clients whose endocrine systems don’t respond to a cycle of HCG promotion. We can take a few courses of blood work, find out if the body is staying at what we can steady state, or if a rise or decline is happening. This takes a few months, but it is achievable thus producing a more or less accurate diagnosis. As for sperm count, function, density, hair loss, mood, weight gain, well… if the symptoms persist than that answer is usually clear before we even finish our testing. The sad part is that once a guy cycles off, and stays off, he usually goes through an emotional period, his coping mechanics suffer, relationships can be affected, but the worst part is that he usually adopts the symptoms of Low T as his “new normal” and thats that. Because the body is so gradual, and the mind so willing to accept when pre-disposed to depression, we rarely see guys recover on their own from this. It is not a mental illness though, just a chemical imbalance in the hormonal system. Talk to your doctor, get bloodworm done, thorough blood-work. If your doctor isn’t testing Estradiol, T3,T4, T-total, Free-T, uptakes etc, and doesn’t know why you need HCG thats not the specialist you need to be seeing for this. No offense to your primary care or internist of course.

   

How much is this gonna cost?

I can only speak for my clinic.

We charge $250 up front for labs, diagnosis, and the initial visit, training etc.

After that I think we probably come in allot lower than other doctors but thats ok, we aren’t greedy at MedClub, we work on a referral basis and we have so many happy clients they are our number one advertisers. We usually charge $150 a month for supplies and new prescriptions. You can take the prescription anywhere and find the best deal on having it filled. We have sublingual HCG 500mg which is really powerful stuff as far as a sublingual goes. We have great relationships with labs and pharmacies that compound and ship products to clients, so we will work with anyone and after the initial visit you are looking at about $250 a month total to feel amazing. We know our competition charges $600-1200 per month for this service, but we don’t care, we really just enjoy building relationships with our clients, and in turn they refer us new business.

 

You can buy your supplies right from our website, we have all syringe sizes, all needle sizes, all pre-packaged, and all sterile. We include instructional videos on how to properly perform IM Injections as well. click this link to check out our shop page. 

   

If you want to join MedClub™ in Palm Beach County than call our office at:

(561)-214-3323

We specialize in Hormones, Cosmetic Medicine, Platelet Rich Plasma sports medicine, and Medical Marijuana.

Thank you for reading!

 

Z. Wilson

Specialist/Manager @ MedClub™

 

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