Low Testosterone Treatment

Low testosterone treatment or Low T treatment can alleviate low testosterone symptoms. Millions of men suffer from low energy, low sex drive, poor sleep quality, or lack of mental clarity. Low T treatment at Universal Men’s Clinic can bring you back to form. Men begin to lose 1 to 3% of their testosterone every year, beginning at age 30. Many men suffer from andropause, commonly known as Low T or low testosterone, but they are not aware of it because the problem develops gradually, almost unnoticed. The effects of Low T are often confused with ‘old age’. The number of your years should not determine the level of your energy.

Low T symptoms or Low Testosterone symptoms include:

  • Fatigue/decreased energy
  • Slow recovery from workouts
  • Reduced sex drive (libido)
  • Sexual dysfunction (weak erections, fewer erections)
  • Depressed mood
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced muscle mass and strength
  • Decreased bone strength
  • Loss of body hair (less frequent shaving)

Our physicians have developed a Low T treatment to return your testosterone to a healthy level. After beginning a testosterone therapy program, UMC patients report:

  • Increased energy level
  • Increased sex drive
  • Desire to be active in life
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Decrease in belly fat

Patients with depressive symptoms regularly report a change in attitude to a more positive outlook on life. Within weeks, many low testosterone patients experience a decrease in body fat and an increase in lean muscle mass. Every patient is closely monitored by their UMC doctor. To keep our low testosterone treatments or Low T treatments safe and effective, a doctor tests each patient’s blood at 6-weeks, 3-months, and every 6-months. The doctor makes adjustments over this time to ensure the testosterone level for every patient stays safe and at the optimum level. Low testosterone or Low T levels are associated with chronic health issues. Low testosterone levels have been associated with obesity, diabetes and depression. The body slows production of testosterone for various reasons. A simple exam can determine if your testosterone levels are adequate. When a man’s testosterone level is returned to optimal range, his energy level, muscle mass and bone density increase, his sex-drive improves, as does the quality of his sleep. It has also been found that men with normal levels of this hormone live an average of eight years longer. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) reverses the aging process. Though any man can experience andropause, those who are overweight, diabetic, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, have a higher propensity to experience low testosterone symptoms. The good news is that Low T can be reversed with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). The treatment is simple and often consists of either topical creams or injections. ‘

If you have occasional erectile dysfunction (ED) or premature ejaculation (PE), UMC can help. All men experience sexual performance issues as they age. Testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues. It stimulates a man’s sex drive and sexual function. For many men, a low testosterone or Low T treatment can bring back full functionality and increased sensation. For former athletes or serious weekend warriors. Being the cornerstone of male health, testosterone is essential for a man’s body and well-being. Low testosterone patients that receive treatment, eat a sensible diet, and stay active, show a dramatic increase in the ability to develop muscle and lose fat. There is such a strong effect, that many professional and amateur athletes with low levels of testosterone use TRT to maintain their peak physical shape and promote fast recovery after grueling workouts. Men who are demanding on their bodies, such as former professional athletes, often experience low testosterone levels toward the end of their career or shortly thereafter. Low T treatments, such as TRT, have helped professional athletes and serious weekend warriors recover faster from years of extensive workouts. TRT or similar treatments enable them to continue to pursue their fitness goals. One confidential UMC consultation will answer all of your questions. Universal Men’s Clinic understands that a man’s health is private. Discretion is important. Patients who arrive at our clinic are taken promptly to a private consultation room where all aspects of Low T treatment and conditions are explained. The procedure includes a consultation, a doctor’s exam, and a lab test. UMC representatives are available after the appointment to answer subsequent questions.


Testosterone Replacement Therapy FAQ’s


What are the symptoms of low testosterone? There are many symptoms of low testosterone or what is commonly known as Low T. If you have at least three of these symptoms, you may have Low T. Symptoms include reduced muscle mass, an increase in body fat, decreased bone strength, fatigue, decreased energy, poor sleep quality, reduced sex drive, sexual dysfunction (such as weak or fewer erections), depressed mood, or loss of body hair.

Why is my body not producing the correct amount of testosterone? Men begin to lose 1 to 3% of their testosterone every year, beginning at age 30. Because our ancestors only lived an average of 35 years, our bodies didn’t need prolonged testosterone production. As medical science has increased our life expectancy to over 80 years, doctors are now discovering many chronic health issues associate with low testosterone.

What tests does the doctor perform to determine whether I am a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)? Completing a simple doctor’s exam can help the doctor identify whether you may be a candidate for TRT. If so, a simple blood test will reveal your testosterone levels.

Are there any side effects to Testosterone Replacement Therapy? If you struggle with sleep apnea, testosterone replacement therapy could potentially make your sleep apnea worse. Other side effects could include decreased testicular size, decrease in sperm count, fluid retention, liver toxicity, enlarged breast size, increased red blood cells or acne. These side effects are rare under a UMC physician’s supervision.

Does Testosterone Replacement Therapy stimulate the body’s natural production of testosterone? No, TRT supplements what the body is not able to produce.

Why be treated for low testosterone at Universal Men’s Clinic when I have my own physician? Many personal physicians will treat patients for Low T. At Universal Men’s Clinic, our physicians specialize in men’s sexual health issues. We take into account each patient’s individual needs and customize prescriptions in a confidential communicative atmosphere.

How long will it take to get my testosterone back to normal levels? In six to eight weeks, most men experience a stronger sex drive and improved sexual performance, as well as a increased sense of well-being. Within six months, most men notice more muscle mass, the ability to manage stress better, mental clarity, less belly fat, and improved physical performance and endurance. After one year, most men experience increased strength and bone density.

What can I expect from my first office visit? A confidential office visit at Universal Men’s Clinic takes about 45 minutes. A patient counselor will ask you to complete a medical history form and then take your blood pressure. A physician will then review your medical history with you and explain what medical solutions are available. Blood is drawn for a total testosterone level and PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) and an initial prescription is provided. A week later, the doctor will review the lab results and make adjustments to the prescription, if needed.

What are some of the questions the doctor may ask me? Any previous diseases such as inflammation of the testes? Any previous relevant operations which might influence your testosterone production? Any risk factors, such as systemic diseases or certain types of medication? Does your lifestyle include exercise? What is your diet, stress, and alcohol consumption? Describe your ability to maintain an erection and the occurrence of morning erections.

What are the benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy and can all men benefit from it? All men with Low T can benefit from healthy levels of testosterone. The benefits include stronger sex drive, improved sexual performance, a stronger sense of well-being, increased muscle mass, the ability to manage stress better, mental clarity, less belly fat, improved physical performance, and increased endurance, strength, and bone density. Research has shown that men with healthy levels of testosterone can live up to eight years longer.

Why go to the doctor to be treated for low T when I can purchase over the counter medication? Testosterone is a controlled drug that can only be prescribed by a doctor. It is important that any Testosterone Replacement program is routinely monitored by a specialized doctor to assure medical safety and maximum effectiveness.

Is it safe to be on TRT while taking drugs for ED? Yes, ED is caused by many factors, including low testosterone. Many studies have shown that testosterone replacement therapy will actually help with ED if the cause is low testosterone. ED pills and medications provide additional blood flow to create functionality of the erection, while TRT increases both the function and the libido (sexual desire).

How is Testosterone Replacement Therapy administered? Either by weekly self injections or by applying a topical cream daily.

Does UMC accept patients with medical insurance? Universal Men’s Clinic will provide you with the proper documentation to submit an insurance claim, but the clinic does not work directly with insurance carriers.

If my testosterone is low, will I have to take the Testosterone Replacement Therapy forever? Medical studies conclude that it is safe and effective to stay on a TRT program for 20+ years. As long as a patient is monitored every 6-12 months and remains in a normal human testosterone range, there is no need to ‘cycle’ off of testosterone replacement. Should you decide to stop the program, your body will go back to producing those levels it produced prior to therapy (less the natural 1 to 3% testosterone degradation for each of those years and for each year to follow).


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Michael J. Dimitrion, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Michael Dimitrion has been in private practice in Hawaii since 1977. Providing the highest quality in patient care, he earned his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stonybrook. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Hawaii...

Charles Arakaki, M.D., Chief of Staff

Dr. Charles Arakaki brings more than twelve years of medical experience to Universal Men’s Clinic. Prior to joining UMC, Dr. Arakaki had a private practice. Before that, he worked for William Mckenzie, M.D., Inc. Born and raised in Honolulu, Dr. Arakaki received...

David P. Behling, M.D.

Dr. Behling has been in private practice, in Hawaii, since 2009. After graduating the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, he did his internship and residency at Kaiser Permanent Hospital in Los Angles, specializing in obstetrics and...