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About Total T
What is Total T?
TOTAL T helps reverse the hormonal ravages of male aging, including andropause, fatigue, weight gain, and a general lessening in quality of life. By addressing diet and lifestyle while restoring your hormones to more youthful levels via bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), our doctors can help you feel years younger. Our team of specialists has developed a comprehensive program which is custom-tailored for each individual. As a result, our patients see increased energy levels, improved immune function, and enhanced mental clarity in addition to losing weight and increasing muscle mass.
What is the TOTAL T program?
Geared specifically for those who are suffering from a reduced quality of life due to age-related hormone changes and other imbalances, TOTAL T blends bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with improved nutrition and lifestyle modification to improve the symptoms of hormone imbalance.
What are Bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones function exactly like those we produce in our own bodies. They can be delivered in topical creams, oral medications, or injectable solutions.
Where do these natural hormones come from?
The pure bioidentical (human identical) hormones are extracted from plants or synthetically manufactured. What is important is that it is IDENTICAL to your body’s hormone molecule.
Who makes the bioidentical hormones?
TOTAL T sends an order to a Compounding Pharmacy. The Pharmacist has been making bioidentical hormones for over 20 years. The Compounding Pharmacy acquires the pure pharmaceutical-grade hormones and compounds them into the form and dosage ordered by TOTAL T as pills, capsules, liquids and creams. They are prepared specifically for you, making your treatment program customized and personalized.
Why do men need testosterone replacement?
As men age, production of the hormone testosterone begins to decline. This leads to symptoms of low hormone production, called andropause. Testosterone is the hormone that is responsible for maintaining mental focus, energy, metabolism, muscle mass, fat levels, and sex drive. By balancing a man’s hormones with bioidentical hormone therapy, men can restore their vitality and reduce the symptoms of andropause.
At what age should an anti-aging program be started?
Our body’s natural hormones begin to decline in our early 30’s, and symptoms of hormone imbalance are frequently present by the mid-30s. Men in their 40’s and beyond are good candidates for hormone replacement.
Why doesn’t my doctor prescribe testosterone?
Many doctors do not have the time or the resources to seek expertise in testosterone replacement therapy. The clinicians at TOTAL T have specific training in TRT and have specialized knowledge in the field of anti-aging medicine.
Will hormone therapy help with stress?
High stress levels are very common in individuals with unbalanced hormones. Regulating hormones with testosterone replacement therapy can help to decrease stress levels and increase general feelings of well-being.
Will hormone therapy help with my low sex drive?
Yes. A deficiency of testosterone, high estrogen, or other types of hormonal imbalance can cause a low libido.
How long will it take until I see results?
In as little as 30 days, the programs can lead to dramatic improvements. Over the course of several months your aging can be slowed and your biological age decreased. You will see physical manifestations, such as increased muscle, weight loss, and an improvement in your energy.
Is there a TOTAL T diet?
Yes and No. After 20 years of experience, we have a much better understanding of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to losing weight. All diets have the same common theme; 1200-1500 calories. But not many people can stick to a diet long term. We believe we have the solution. Go to Totaltdiet.com to learn more.
What’s the first step?
Simply arrange with our Total T Support for a blood test at your local Labcorp and you will be on your way to changing your life.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
At your initial consultation, we’ll go over your medical history to address both physical and emotional symptoms you may be having. The answers, plus some simple lab work, will give us a good idea of whether you are suffering from andropause, could benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, or could benefit from additional bioidentical hormone therapy from our doctors.
What happens after my test results come back?
Once our doctors have looked over your medical questionnaire and lab work, they’ll come up with a treatment plan. Men will often undergo testosterone replacement to treat their Low T. Depending on the severity of symptoms, our doctors may also work with you on nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Where do these natural hormones come from?
Unlike taking a pill prescribed by the family doctor, realigning the body’s complex hormonal relationships can take time, and this varies for every person. Our doctors will monitor you closely for signs of improvement, adjusting dosages if needed. Many patients see a visible difference within the first month.
Does insurance cover your treatment program?
No. Total T does not take insurance.
Will your clinic assume my primary medical care?
No. Our clinic only treats aging, not diseases. We don’t replace your primary physician’s care, we supplement it. When appropriate, we will consult with your primary physician.
How do I get my hormones tested?
We have all of our patients do a simple blood draw at your local LabCorp. We send you a link to make it easy and convenient. Your testosterone results will be known within 24-48 hours.
Are there any side effects from hormone treatments?
Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones made naturally by our bodies, so there are relatively few side effects. Possibilities include increase in your hematocrit, carpal tunnel syndrome, edema (swelling), and acne. Adjusting the dose to achieve optimal levels usually eliminates these symptoms.
How is Telehealth different than an in person visit?
1. Labs are completed at your local Labcorp
2. Consultation is virtual