Frequently Asked Questions
about Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone is a sex hormone that plays important roles in the body. In men, it’s thought to regulate sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm. A majority of testosterone is produced in the testes, with a small amount
produced in the adrenal glands.
They vary slightly from lab to lab, but for men, normal levels of total testosterone fall between 300 and 1000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl).
Testosterone has many health benefits including the ability to regulate sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm. It is important to feel your best.
IUVENTUS MEDICAL CENTER is a medical clinic with 2 locations in Las Vegas aimed at creating a convenient, friendly, well-organized environment for the diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone in men.
2 locations serving you, one is on Flamingo and Pecos and the other is on Rainbow and Tropicana.
Insurances are NOT accepted at our clinics. All our treatment are considered “elective treatments” and our providers are NOT in network with any government or subsidiary insurance. In which case you are responsible for any applicable fees.
Hypogonadism is the medical term used to describe low testosterone in men. There are two causes of hypogonadism. Low testosterone can also occur when there is a defect in your testes and they can’t make levels of testosterone in the normal range. This is known as primary hypogonadism. There could be a signaling problem between your brain and testes that is causing the production of testosterone to drop too low. So if the brain feels that there is too much testosterone in the body, it can signal the testes to cut production, this is known as secondary hypogonadism.
During your initial visit one of our professionally trained medical personnel will take a sample of your blood to determine your testosterone level. Blood samples are run by an independent national recognized laboratory.
Testosterone has many health benefits including the ability to regulate sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, and the production of red blood cells just to name a few.
Some patients could experience one or more of the following side effects:
Infertility: Testosterone therapy down regulates production of a man’s sperm. Ensure you are upfront with your desire for children with your medical provider, and be sure to discuss the situation with your spouse/partner if appropriate.
Increase in red blood cells: This can be beneficial if you have anemia. It is simply an increased in the red blood cells due to increased production of a kidney hormone called erythropoietin. However, it is important to monitor your levels with follow up labs and manage any potential symptoms.
Prostate effects: If you have an enlarged prostate, testosterone may worsen your symptoms, particularly if you are more than 50 years of age. If you have a history of prostate cancer, you cannot receive testosterone therapy without prior clearance from the urologist who is overseeing your care.
Skin reactions: Acne, oily skin, increased body hair and flushing have been reported. These side effects are not very common, but when/if they occur, they are often transient.
Sleep apnea: This is a condition that disrupts breathing during sleep, and if already present, may be worsened by the use of testosterone therapy. If you snore or suspect you may have sleep apnea, be sure to talk to your medical provider about the situation. Considering a sleep study for further evaluation may be appropriate prior to starting therapy.
Fluid retention: Although uncommon, you must use caution if you have a history of heart failure or kidney disease.
Cost vary depending on your levels and type of treatment, the introductory special pricing is $149 and Testosterone Therapy averages $200 per month.
Although many people see an improvement in energy after their first injection, it can take several months to see the full benefits of testosterone therapy, specially when using a transdermal cream.
Our goal is to offer you the very best care in an expeditious manner in fact, the initial visit can take up to 90 minutes, but for follow up visits most of our clients are in and out in under 20 minutes.
Testosterone replacement therapy is not recommended and/or is prohibited for patients with:
- Breast or prostate cancer
- A palpable prostate nodule
- Untreated obstructive sleep apnea
- Uncontrolled severe heart failure
- Severe lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy
- Unstable severe congestive heart failure (class III or IV)