Where should I go to have my testosterone levels checked and possibly start TRT?
It is important to go to a specialist (we wouldn’t recommend going to your family practice doctor for this). Many general practice physicians believe that being near the bottom of the testosterone scale, which is normally 300 -1100 ng/dL, is perfectly acceptable, and for some men, it is. However, many of us start feeling rough and have accompanying issues from testosterone dropping. We want to return to a feeling of vitality previously higher than a “low-normal” testosterone level. So locating and utilizing a Denver testosterone replacement therapy specialist is very important.
Administering testosterone replacement therapy
After you are tested and approved for treatment, which can happen in one day to two weeks, there are a few ways to supplement your testosterone:
- You either administer your injection weekly or semi-weekly, which is very simple. It takes a minute or two, and there is no co-pay.
- Go to a clinic and receive an injection there weekly on average. There is a co-pay.
Because testosterone has been used by athletes to improve their performance, it is classified as a controlled substance by the FDA. As such, Testosterone needs to be prescribed and monitored by a physician. I recommend working with a physician who will treat to optimal, not just normal levels, and will also monitor and optimize related hormones like Estrogen, which can increase during treatment with Testosterone.
Blood work is done before starting therapy and typically again within 6-8 weeks to ensure you achieve optimal levels. Follow-up after that usually involves blood work and a visit with your physician twice a year.
We have specific doctors in the Denver area that we respect and trust. We can refer you to them, or you can research your own. We can also help walk you through this process if you choose Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low-T and help make it simple.