What Is Low Testosterone or Low T?
The facts are clear. Men in the 21st century are suffering from low testosterone (Low T) in record numbers. More men suffer from low t than men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Low T is a condition where your levels fall below the recommended range. The range is very broad, the high end being 1100, the low end 347. The recommended range for a mans’ T levels is between 700 to 900.
While many men have T levels above 347, they still are candidates for supervised T treatment plans.
Men who have below average T levels may experience the following:
- Loss of Libido (sex drive)
- Fatigue and decreased energy levels
- Muscle Loss
- Weight Gain
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Memory Loss
- Sleep apnea
- Hair Loss
- Irritable Male Syndrome
The good news is, with the correct Physician supervised program, men of all ages can experience dramatic improvements in their T levels. The result is a more active, robust lifestyle without side effects.
Causes of Low Testosterone
There are many reasons why Low T is so high with men in the 21st century. The medical diagnosis is hypogonadism. Where the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone.
Low Testosterone and Age
As men age, they begin to lose 2% to 4% of their testosterone per year. Starting around age 30. By the time a man reaches 45 years of age, he has experienced a gradual decline in his overall health. He may experience depression, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, memory loss and more.
While this reduction in testosterone is part of the natural aging process, men can reverse these effects with safe medically guided treatments.
Low Testosterone and Injuries
Many times a trauma to the brain or other parts of the body will contribute to the reduction in testosterone. In all cases some sort of trauma prohibits the productions of natural testosterone. Which leads to the next big cause of low t in men.
Low Testosterone and Medications
Many times the medications prescribed to treat the trauma or injury will accelerate the reduction of testosterone in men.
Second, many of the medications men take for High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Acid Reflux, will contribute to the reduction of testosterone levels. While these medications should not be stopped, supplementing the correct testosterone treatment plan can improve T levels dramatically.
Low Testosterone Treatment Options
There are many different types of treatment for Low T. As a patient it’s hard to know which is right for you and will give you the best results. Unfortunately many patients test many different forms of treatment without understanding the pros and cons of each.
- Oral – Most oral medications to increase testosterone are a waste of time and money. Tests have shown less than 1% of the testosterone is used and absorbed by the body. While vastly popular as an over the counter solution, this form of treatment will not yield the desired results for 99% of the patients.
- Under Arm – Like a roll on deodorant. A widely prescribed solution and used by many physicians. You apply it yourself daily or as prescribed. However, it is proven to be the second least effective method of increasing testosterone in a patient.
- Injections – The most common form of testosterone treatment. The patient is given injections, ranging between every 1 to 3 weeks. These injections are done either by the patient or in the physicians office. Widely prescribed, patients see very different results. Many patients experience ‘peaks and valley’ syndrome with testosterone. This is where the mans’ T level will vary widely based on the cycle of the T shots. Many men will feel worse than before starting treatment. Another downside to this treatment is over 90% of the testosterone is wasted and not used by the body. Leads to higher incidences of heart attack, stroke and other medical issues such as blood clotting.
- Pellets – A device is implanted into the patient usually in the buttock. It is a simple 30 minute procedure. In the past, this method has had mixed results. However, Dr. Antony has perfected the process. It is the ultimate set it and forget it, testosterone replacement therapy. The procedure is done once every 4 to 5 months.
- Cream – Considered to be the a very effective testosterone treatment available. Applied daily in the groin area. With the right program and design up to 90% of the testosterone is absorbed into the body. Many experienced physicians consider this the best program for many men and the least likely to develop blood clotting.
The Secret ‘Sauce’ To Effective Testosterone Replacement
Over 90% of testosterone treatment is wasted, unless you use the secret medication called DHEA. This allows the cells to become sticky and receive the testosterone into the cell. It is applied daily in a cream format, is safe, effective and absorbs 90% of the testosterone.
At The Raleigh Clinic For Men, we use the Wiley Protocol or the pellets. Our patients have experienced tremendous results on Wiley or pellets.
Are Testosterone Treatments Dangerous?
The American Medical Association has not documented one case of heart attack or stroke attributed to testosterone treatment. There are more cases of heart attack and stroke attributed to Low Testosterone.
The safest form of treatment for a patient with Low T is to use a cream based treatment plan under the direct guidance and care of a physician.
Any Low T treatment plan should be accompanied by regular blood testing to insure safe levels of testosterone and to check for blood clotting.
What Patients Have To Say
“I tried shots from my family Doctor to treat my low testosterone. After one year, my T levels had not changed dramatically. It was tiresome to go into the doctors office weekly for my shots and get little or no results. When I moved to using the Wiley protocol, within 2 months, I noticed a dramatic difference in my sex drive, focus at work and experienced greater muscle tone.”
-Bobby M age 67 Charlotte, NC
“I am a believer! I started the Wiley protocol under the guidance of the medical staff at The Raleigh Clinic For men and the change is amazing. I looked at all types of treatments and even tried some of the over the counter programs. Wiley is the best.”
-Sean M – Age 55 – Mooresville, NC
“I tried pills, shots and other creams. When I started Wiley, I didn’t see much of a difference… at first. Then one day I walked into my bathroom with my shirt off and my wife 22 years remarked at how ‘cut’ my body had become using Wiley.”
“I notice my workouts are stronger, my recovery shorter and my erections are harder. I recently took a trip with my son and his Boy Scout troop to backpack 10 days in the wilderness. The other dads were hurting each and every morning. I was in great condition and kept up with the younger scouts.”
Matt G – 47 – Waxhaw, NC