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Testosterone Replacement Therapy FAQ

Get the Answers You’ve Been Looking For

Are you considering testosterone replacement therapy? If so, you probably have some questions. This treatment is not a decision you should make lightly. Take time to meet with doctors and learn about what this treatment can do. Here you can find some answers to frequently asked questions about testosterone replacement therapy. You can also call (330) 267-1090 to ask your questions directly.

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that regulates male sex organs. It is produced in the testes and has is responsible for many things in the body, including:

  • Building bone strength and density
  • Improving mood and energy levels
  • Regulating sex drive
  • Building muscle mass
  • Red cell production
  • Fat distribution

What happens when you have low testosterone?

Low testosterone production, also called hypogonadism, impedes a man’s sex drive and energy levels, increases irritability, and increases body fat while reducing muscle mass. Over time, low testosterone can result in more serious health concerns such as heart disease and diabetes.

How do I know if I have low testosterone?

In men, testosterone production starts to decline in their 30s. This reduction continues year after year, particularly free testosterone, but is an expected part of aging and may or may not cause symptoms. Some men, however, experience more significant drops in testosterone production and can experience symptoms directly related to low testosterone.

You will need to have a blood test so that the doctor can check your testosterone levels. At Advanced Age Management, we offer free low-t assessments followed by thorough labwork. These tests are simple & easy. The results come in quickly.

What is testosterone replacement therapy?

In this treatment, testosterone is pumped into the body using gels, patches, injections, or medication. Our center uses injection therapy for men who are in need of more testosterone production.

What are the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy can improve your mood, sex drive, memory, and muscle mass. It can also improve circulation.

Are there side effects with testosterone replacement therapy?

Any form of hormone therapy comes with the risk of side effects. It is important to keep hormones at “normal” levels, which is why only a few men are recommended testosterone replacement therapy.

Some possible side effects of testosterone replacement therapy include:

  • Increase in red blood cell production
  • Acne outbreaks
  • Infertility
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fluid retention
  • Breast enlargement

    These side effects are not normal and you should report them to your doctor immediately. It could be that you are receiving too much testosterone and need to wean off treatment. Furthermore, anyone with breast or prostate cancer should never receive testosterone therapy.

    Do you have more questions? Feel free to contact us to request a free low-T assessment.

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    The Team

    • John Kocka M.D.
      John Kocka M.D. Medical Supervisor
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      Troy Naftzger Physician Assistant
    • John Kocka M.D. Medical Supervisor
      John Kocka M.D.

      Dr. John Kocka is a board certified age management specialist from the American Academy of Anti Aging. He also received certification from the Cenegenetics Medical Institute and is a member of the International Hormone Society and the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male. His intensive study into the relationship between aging and low-testosterone make him a trusted resource in testosterone replacement therapy for men. He has treated a wide variety of patients, including professional athletes. In addition to hormone therapy, Dr. Kocka also stresses the importance of sleep, nutrition, and exercise to his patients. Read More

    • Troy Naftzger Physician Assistant
      Troy Naftzger

      With an emphasis on serving others, Troy Naftzger provides clients is our skilled physician's assistant. As a former military medic, Mr. Naftzger has committed himself to making a positive impact on the health of others, always looking for more natural avenues that were true to the rehabilitative principles he learned during his residency. He spent a decade working with some of the country’s most renowned reconstructive shoulder surgeons at Ohio State University. While there, he gained valuable insight into orthopedic care and has seen how testosterone can play a key role in recovery. Read More