FAQ

Are there side effects or complications of testosterone therapy?

It is rare to have measurable side effects from low testosterone therapy if the prescription protocols provided by your doctor are followed. As with any medication there could be side effects if not taken carefully. Your doctor will closely monitor your blood hormone levels and modify your medications accordingly should any problems arise.

Is it true that once you start taking testosterone, you have to take it forever?

In many cases, Testosterone Replacement Therapy is often continued indefinitely due to the tremendous benefits one usually experiences during treatment. However, there are protocols that can be followed to safely stop taking the medications if so desired.

Will my Insurance cover this?

This is a difficult question to answer because there are so many variables to consider. With the deductibles and co-pays that most people have with their insurance policies, most patients end up actually saving money with our program even if their insurance technically does have coverage.

Does testosterone therapy cause prostate cancer?

There is no evidence that the risk of either prostate cancer or benign prostatic hypertrophy increases with testosterone therapy. This myth about testosterone Replacement being linked to prostate cancer has been rooted deep in medical consciousness for over 60 years, however recent studies have dispelled these myths and the data is actually showing that testosterone therapy is good for your prostate. It should be noted there is no evidence that men with higher testosterone levels are at higher risk of prostate cancer or that supplementing Testosterone increases this risk. In fact, it should be recognized that prostate cancer becomes more prevalent exactly at a time in a man’s life when testosterone begins declining. Testosterone treatment is actually beneficial for the prostate, not bad.

Why do we use injections instead of creams and gels?

Injectable Testosterone is by far the most effective means of testosterone therapy. It is is much more convenient to use (generally injected only 1 time a week) and is relatively painless. Our doctors prefer injections over creams and gels because of how they are absorbed. In addition, creams and gels tend to increase DHT (harmful metabolites of testosterone) much more than injections.  You can also risk person to person transfer with creams and gels, which can potentially cause serious side effects to those exposed, especially women and children.

What types of medications do we use in addition to testosterone?

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a natural occurring substance in the body that is used to stimulate the testicles to produce and boost your body’s natural production of testosterone. HCG is commonly used in low testosterone therapy to allow the testes to maintain function and size.
Anastrozole is a medication used to control the levels of estrogen within the body. In many cases, Anastrozole will be prescribed during testosterone therapy to counteract the increase of estrogen levels. Higher estrogen will cause belly fat, breast fat, and mood swings.

When will I begin to see results?

Usually within one to three weeks, although in some men it can take longer. If improvements are not noticeable within a month, your physician may modify your dose and perform a follow up exam to determine why.

Is there anything at all that is not included in the Testosterone Therapy Program?

NO! Everything you need for the Testosterone Therapy Program, including ALL medications and supplies, as well as ALL follow up labs and doctors visits, is covered in your all inclusive fee. You will NEVER pay anything additional, ever. However, Chicagoland Men’s Health does offer an additional hormone replacement program that is separate from the testosterone program for those patients interested in Human Growth Hormone (HGH) therapy. For more information on Semorelin, a HGH stimulator, click here.

Client Testimonials

I heard their radio ad on the way to work and they described everything i was feeling. I went in and within 2 weeks i was new man. 3 mos later i have lost almost 25 lbs and have way more energy and happiness. To say my love life is improved is an understatement lol. I feel 21 again--I strongly recommend this group. i know i am rambling but seriously i have never been happier. thank you CMH  *

~ Greg F. Ingleside, IL

Within 3 days of my first treatment I was off all other medication. My depression and insomnia were gone and I had more energy than I knew what to do with. Within a week I had lost 5 lbs, and increased my bench, squat, and deadlifts by 20%. I honestly feel like I'm half my age, which my wife was of course thrilled about. I'm sharp as a shark's tooth, and haven't been this clear mentally in years. I now look forward to my workouts, and my work.  *

~ Troy F. Chicago, IL

Everyone that works here is extremely nice and very knowledgeable. Already seeing a difference in my health and its only been a month. Thanks!  *

~ Garrett S. Chicago, IL

The most important thing to me is I've been on TRT with Chicagoland Men's Health for about 6 months, I've lost about 12lbs, my waist has shrunk from 34" to a 30" and my muscle tone hasn't been this good in 15 years.  *

~ TI F. Woodridge, IL

I've been on this program for 4 months and I feel amazing. My sleep, workouts, libido, and my mood have gotten a lot better. I can't imagine not being on this stuff.  *

~ Ray F. Chicago, IL

My energy level immediately spiked as in right after my first injections of b12 and testosterone. My sleep requirement has plummeted from needing 7-8 hours to needing 5-6 and I don't get tired during the day anymore. I am already looking and feeling stronger. My stamina has increased greatly.  *

~ Aaron K. Chicago, IL

It's been a little over 6 months and I've lost 25+ pounds of fat and gained easily 10 pounds of muscle. I do workout 3 x a week and also do yoga. My gut is almost gone and I'm shooting for a 6 pack for this spring.  *

~ Steven S. Chicago, IL

* Results vary based on body chemistry.

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