Frequently Asked Questions
What different therapies are available?
Increasing evidence points to creams applied to the skin on a daily basis. Put on your deodorant, and then put on your testosterone. This creates a steady delivery. But this may not be for everyone. Some people absorb less and others don’t want to hassle with cream. Still others don’t want to expose the people in their world to accidental contact with testosterone. In these circumstances a weekly or best bi-weekly shot is the best answer.
Do the shots hurt?
Yes and no. It depends on your personal tolerance to pain.
How often do I get lab work?
Great question, it depends on many, many factors. Age, weight, and testosterone levels at time of base line, all evaluated by your doctor. Generally you may expect follow up labs in two to three months. This gives ample time to see the new levels that result from our therapies. As time goes on and a steady regimen is formulated less and less labs will be required. Perhaps every six months.
When do I see the doctor?
At the initial visit. No one will get medication without proper lab work and a physical exam. Thereafter it is a case by case situation. A follow up visit with the doctor will be done at the time of your follow up labs, if needed. Once established, we only require you to be seen once per year for an annual physical. If you would like to see the doctor, in addition to your annual physical, you are able to do so at no additional cost.
How quickly will I see results?
The sooner the better, but with safety at the fore front. Multiple benefits are felt from the program which can start from 1 week to 6 months depending on the effect you are wanting to achieve. At BeNatural Antiaging Clinic we want to launch you like a rocket as soon as possible.
What are the complications of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
There are a few, like any medication. You will be given a list of what you should look out for at the time of your check-up. You must understand that you cannot over dose on testosterone therapy and the side effects vanish as soon as the medication is stopped. This is the name of the game: to have a doctor and lab available to insure not only the success of this program but your well-being as well.
I heard testosterone therapy will cause my testicles to shrink, is this so?
Regrettably people receive testosterone therapy without the benefits of medication that remind the testes to work. Our program introduces medicines to help maintain testes size and function. We gain no benefit from having your testicles shrink.
Will testosterone therapy cause prostate problems?
Initial lab studies will check for markers for prostate cancer (PSA). The history and physical exam will contribute to your general assessment. Studies have shown that testosterone therapy does not provoke cancer of the prostate. In fact, elevated estrogen levels are now seen in cases of prostate enlargement. Our estrogen reducing medicines may even help with prostate enlargement. Unfortunately, men with a history of prostate cancer should not receive TRT. Careful surveillance via lab studies and doctor exams should insure the safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in men.
What if something is wrong?
We would be unable to proceed without a healthy start. You would be advised to see your primary doctor and correct the problem. Once cleared you may then participate in our Testosterone Replacement Therapy or TRT. Provided our doctors feel confident there is no risk in your participation.