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Testosterone Prescription

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Testosterone Prescription

Getting a testosterone prescription from a hormone doctor can have life-transforming benefits for men with low testosterone (Low T) levels.

There is no need to suffer from fatigue, sexual decline, weight gain, muscle loss, joint pains, or depression when testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can give you back the vitality and well-being you had before

Medical Indications for Testosterone Prescriptions

Testosterone is a controlled substance, the same as many other medications. It requires doctor authorization for testosterone treatment based on the diagnosis of low testosterone levels. The primary medical indication for receiving a testosterone prescription is verification of testosterone deficiency.

All hormone levels in the body have their normal reference range. If a hormone level becomes too low, it can impede the actions associated with it. When a hormone level is too high, it can interfere with other hormones and their actions, causing potential side effects.

A prescription is necessary for TRT to ensure your testosterone levels reach their desired range without getting too high. Low testosterone levels without any symptoms are not why a doctor would prescribe TRT. The body is designed to adjust to changing hormone levels as it ages, although that does not always occur.

An absence of adjustment means insufficient testosterone is reaching the androgen receptor cells. A hormone doctor prescribes testosterone to help the cells receive enough testosterone to carry out their functions. Reasons a hormone specialist may prescribe testosterone include:

  • Low testosterone levels accompanied by symptoms of Low T
  • Certain disorders of the testes that inhibit testosterone production
  • Pituitary gland or hypothalamus disorders that interfere with testosterone production
  • Injury to the testes, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland that inhibits testosterone production

To get a testosterone prescription, a man will first contact a hormone doctor for a consultation to discuss any present symptoms. If the consultation leads to a possibility of testosterone deficiency, the doctor will require the following:

  • Blood testing
  • Physical examination to rule out other health issues as the cause of any symptoms
  • Completion of a medical history questionnaire detailing any past or present health issues, treatments, supplements, medications, and vitamins
  • Follow-up consultation to discuss the results and any prescribed treatment plan

Knowing when to contact a hormone doctor for a testosterone prescription depends on whether you have any symptoms of Low T. An absence of symptoms means your body adjusts well to declining hormone levels as you age.

However, if you notice any symptoms in the chart below, it is time to consult a hormone specialist.

Low Testosterone Symptoms in Men

Fatigue Lethargy Lack of endurance
Weight gain, Muscle loss Weakness,
Joint pains Bodily stiffness Bone loss
Thinning hair, Balding Breast enlargement
Breast tenderness, Low libido Erectile dysfunction
Loss of morning erections Facial or body hair loss Irritability
Stress, Anxiety Depression
Low sperm count Trouble concentrating Memory loss
Reduced motivation Decreased productivity Low sense of well-being
Anemia Cognitive dysfunction Social isolation

  The cost to fill a testosterone prescription will depend on the frequency and type of treatment and the dosage prescribed by the doctor.

How to Get a Prescription for Testosterone

Our hormone therapy clinic is a leading provider of testosterone replacement for men. We ensure that each man receives precisely the dosage of testosterone that will restore hormonal balance to the body, allowing it to function optimally again.

Individual consultation, performed via our telemedicine program, allows for a confidential assessment of your situation without worrying about anyone else seeing you or overhearing your conversation at a hormone clinic. The enhanced privacy offered by our hormone clinic helps you feel at ease when discussing sensitive topics.

Assessing your need for TRT begins with your consultation. We will have you complete our online health history questionnaire at your convenience. Instead of paying high specialist fees for the required physical examination, you can take our short form to any doctor for completion.

Blood analysis to measure testosterone and other essential serum levels is required, as that is how we assess your hormone levels. The tests performed depend on your health status and symptoms and may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Total testosterone
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH)
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)
  • Lipid panel
  • Estradiol
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
  • Thyroid function

We have arranged for special low pricing for these blood panels through a national laboratory group to help save you money. Upon completing the above-mentioned diagnostic steps, our doctor will review your medical file to determine if you can benefit from TRT.

If so, a customized treatment plan created for your body’s needs will help restore balance to your hormone levels. Customizing the treatment to your needs reduces the risk of side effects and increases the results you achieve.

Our doctors monitor your progress throughout your treatment. Follow-up lab tests at predetermined intervals ensure that your testosterone levels reach and remain at their desired point.

Can You Get a Prescription for Testosterone Online?

Getting a legal testosterone prescription online without any testing or consultation is not possible. However, you can buy your treatment online once you have a valid prescription. Remember, specific steps and guidelines are required before you can receive a testosterone prescription.

That includes consultation, blood analysis, physical examination, and a thorough medical history review. We simplify these steps with our telemedicine program for hormone replacement. TRT requires careful prescribing and monitoring to avoid complications and side effects.

Men who seek a testosterone prescription without undergoing these diagnostic steps could inadvertently harm their health or bodies if potential underlying conditions are not first diagnosed.

Blood analysis and physical examination are vital for ensuring who is and is not a candidate for testosterone therapy

Only a trained hormone doctor understands the nuances of diagnosing Low T and prescribing the appropriate treatment. Trying to get a prescription or purchase testosterone online without proper supervision and monitoring can lead to a detrimental outcome.

What Form of Testosterone Is Most Commonly Prescribed?

Testosterone injections are the most common method of treating Low T without the risk of side effects associated with other forms of TRT. Injectable testosterone eliminates the risk of cross-contamination associated with transdermal testosterone therapies, such as gels and patches.

Testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate are the best treatment options for men. The difference between the two forms of injectable testosterone lies in the type of oil suspension and the time it takes for the medication to reach its half-life.

Testosterone cypionate lasts longer in the bloodstream than testosterone enanthate, allowing men often to go 10 days to 2 weeks between injections. With testosterone enanthate, administration is typically within 7 to 10 days.

The most commonly known brand of testosterone cypionate is Depo-Testosterone. Generic testosterone cypionate is just as effective and available at a lower price. Delatestryl is the most popular brand of testosterone enanthate, also available in generic form.

Our doctors may also recommend a custom-blended treatment using both forms of testosterone for some men. By doing so, they can better regulate the dosage, treatment time, and results.

Instead of going up to two weeks between treatments, which can result in unwanted highs and lows due to the higher dosage, we have you administer a lower dose of testosterone weekly.

Testosterone injections have also been shown to increase results over transdermal TRT. Intramuscular (IM) testosterone does not increase serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) conversion as much as transdermal TRT, helping to keep DHT levels from getting too high.

Studies have shown that IM testosterone increases muscle strength and bone mineral density (BMD) better than transdermal testosterone.

For example, one study of older hypogonadal men found that IM testosterone increased lumbar spine BMD by 8% and hip BMD by 4% with no change at all from transdermal testosterone.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Testosterone Over the Counter

Testosterone is not a medication you can buy over the counter. It requires a prescription from a doctor following diagnostic testing. Purchasing testosterone illegally from unregulated websites can result in many dangers, including:

  • Receipt of a medication that is not testosterone that could be problematic and dangerous to your health
  • Getting expired or tainted medication
  • Receiving an inferior quality medication or one that has been diluted to a lower dosage
  • Judicial prosecution, including possible jail time and fines (buying testosterone without a prescription is illegal)
  • Not knowing how much testosterone your body requires

One of the other risks of buying illegal testosterone online is that you increase your risk of elevated testosterone levels side effects, including:

  • Breast enlargement, tenderness, or pain (gynecomastia)
  • Testicular atrophy (shrinkage)
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Headache
  • Joint or back pain
  • Weight gain
  • Worsening of sleep apnea
  • Oily skin
  • Acne
  • Hoarseness
  • Changes in hair growth on the head, body, and face
  • Deepening of the voice
  • Sleep interference
  • Prolonged erections

Doctor authorization, supervision, and monitoring are essential while receiving testosterone treatment. Please contact our hormone therapy clinic with any questions and for additional information.