I went to my primary care physician and had some blood work done. It turns
out I am indeed low in Testosterone. It was 270
A couple of questions:
How does HRC control testicular atrophy when placing a man on
testosterone therapy? Is HCG part of your treatment protocol?
How does HRC combat male breast enlargement? I understand there are
medications available to block the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
Does HRC prescribe aromatase inhibitors such as arimidex as part of the
My primary care physician just prescribed testosterone cypionate, which by
itself may be a huge mistake.
I don’t want to end up with a bunch of side effects. I’m hoping HRC
medical can address these in your treatment protocol?"
“Testicular atrophy occurs in 10% of all males who are on HRT. That is
something that we would have no idea on until the patient presents with it.
It has no merit on the size of the penis. We do not incorporate HCG with
our HRT. If medically necessary we do prescribe estrogen blockers if your
testosterone binds. We do not recommend testosterone cypionate however it’s
your body and you need to do what is right for you. I hope I have answered
all of your questions.”
"Why do you not recommend testosterone cypionate? Is it not a bio-identical hormone?
How do you address atrophy in case it occurs?"
“From what Dr. Huertas stated it’s an injection that can cause scar tissue. It is synthetic so you run the risk of increased blood pressure, headaches, nausea, vomiting, rashes at the injection site etc… If atrophy occurs we just lower the next dose. It’s a pretty simple fix. It happens when your levels get to high. If you are currently at 270 on testosterone you would feel so much better around 800-1000 without getting too high and with less side effects.”
From what I’ve learned here, I think I need to avoid these guys (HRC Medical in Dallas). Not to mention they charge $4000 a year for treatment…