In this video John P. Mulhall, MD discusses the guidelines for Management of Testosterone Deficiency. This video will give you information about some of the testing needed and questions you may be asked prior to and during your Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Some of the key points from the video:
The goal of TRT is to improve both the symptoms and signs of Testosterone Deficiency. The target range for Testosterone levels during TRT is 450 – 600 ng/dl or about the middle of the normal range.
Follow up HCT measures to ensure Polycythemia has not occurred. PSA levels should be measured for every patient over 40 years old and then tested periodically during TRT.
Lab testing should be done every 6 to 12 months.
When on TRT, symptoms should improve within a few weeks up to 3 months.