If your T levels are low, your doctor may have already told you to try testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Or, you might have a sneaking suspicion that your brain fog, low energy, or lack of libido are caused by a lack of testosterone and are thinking about talking to a doctor about TRT.
No matter what, most men in your position have the same questions: Does it hurt? And so much more, how much can it cost? TRT costs can vary based on the treatment, dose, where you live, and other factors.
Premier Med Spa is here today to help you dig into these worries. Check this blog post for more details. But first, let’s discover what Testosterone Therapy is all about.
What is TRT All About?
Doctors give TRT treatment to men with hypogonadism who don’t have enough testosterone. Taking testosterone from a prescription helps bring back normal levels of this hormone in the blood, which reverses the effects of low testosterone. People who take it may feel better regarding their energy, mood, sexual function, and overall health.
How Does It Work?
Males with hypogonadism are given TRT by their doctors. Blood tests must show that a person has low testosterone levels, which the American Urological Association says is below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl) for a person to be given a final diagnosis.
The person must also have other symptoms, such as being tired, having their breasts grow, or not being able to have sexual relations. But even if a man has these symptoms, doctors don’t usually recommend TRT as the first thing to do for low testosterone levels.
Suppose other health problems or medications are to blame for a drop in testosterone levels. In that case, doctors usually treat those problems first before recommending TRT.
Why Should You Use TRT?
If you have low testosterone levels that aren’t normal, TRT can help you get your energy and sex drive back. It can also help you lose body fat and gain muscle mass if you use it correctly and get advice from a doctor.
Other common signs that a man has low testosterone are:
- Foggy head
- Low energy
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair loss
- less bone mass.
- Warm spots
- Mood swings
- Trouble putting on muscle
So, How Much Does It Cost?
Is testosterone therapy really “that” expensive? The actual cost of treatment depends on how bad your symptoms are, the type, dosage, and length of treatment you need, and whether your insurance will cover some or all of your lab and prescription costs.
Treatments for testosterone replacement therapy are often long-term, so it’s important to know what you’re getting into and how much it will cost before you start. Most of the time, you can break down the treatment cost into lab tests, medications, and the cost of the treatment itself.
Testosterone levels can go down for many reasons, such as stress, getting older, being hurt, and getting an infection. Then again, TRT doesn’t have to be pricey, which is good news.
Most insurance companies cover all types of testosterone replacement therapy, so you’ll only have to pay the co-pay. Depending on where you live, your treatment plan, and your insurance plan, your co-pay could be anywhere from $30 to $100 per month. Generic options will also help you pay less out of pocket.
TRT is key to getting your health, wellness, and sense of well-being back on track. It’s important to remember, though, that costs can change from month to month or week to week as your doctor tries to make your treatment as effective as possible.
How Do I Know if TRT is Right For Me?
Even though it’s normal for testosterone levels to drop with age, many men’s groups can drop far below what the AUA says is normal for their age. Suppose your T levels are lower than they should be for your age. In that case, you probably have a clinically significant lack of testosterone, also called hypogonadism or low T.
A blood test is the only way to determine if your T levels are in the normal range for your age. You can ask your doctor to check your testosterone level. You can also order Hone’s at-home hormone test, which comes with an online consultation with a licensed doctor who works with Hone.
After testing and looking at the results, your doctor may tell you to take testosterone replacement therapy for any of the above symptoms.
Testosterone Therapy at Premier Med Spa
Our medical clinicians at Premier Med Spa know a lot about hormonal imbalances. They thoroughly evaluate each client to determine if they have a hormonal imbalance and the best treatment course.
With a blood test, our clinicians can figure out how bad a testosterone imbalance is and work with you to make a plan to replace hormones and get you feeling better. Testosterone replacement therapy can be done in different ways, depending on your age, how bad the imbalance is, how bad your symptoms are, and your medical history.
How We Work On The Treatment
We do things at Premier Med Spa in several ways to get your testosterone levels back to normal, including a topical gel, an injection under the skin, a topical patch, and pellets put under the skin.
All of the techniques we use to focus on slow absorption through the skin to keep our clients as safe as possible since some people can get sick if they take testosterone too quickly. Patients getting testosterone replacement therapy are often checked based on their symptoms and blood hormone levels.
You will meet with our medical staff to talk about how your symptoms are getting better and what your current levels are. Together, you will change how the testosterone replacement hormone therapy is given and how much of it you take.
At Premier Med Spa, we believe in holistic wellness. You can’t do this without the client and the clinician working together. So contact us anytime at our hotline at 214-730-6300 or email us at [email protected] for more details.
We can’t wait to work with you and your goals! Check out more of our services that can help you with other concerns.