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Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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Hormone Therapy for Chicago Men with Low-T

Men need testosterone to live well — it’s your strength, your power, your stamina — and it prevents many chronic illnesses. Testosterone therapy rejuvenates and revives; improving your sex drive and helping you get strong and lean. At Agenixs, we use only the safest and most effective forms of testosterone therapy: testosterone pellets or injections — never gels, creams, or patches. You’ll see dramatic results quickly: clearer thinking, improved mood and sleep, heightened sexual desire and staying power, more energy, and a better ability to manage stress.

Testosterone is the main sex hormone that men have. In addition to affecting your libido and your sexual performance, it’s also tied to well-being, confidence, energy, motivation, concentration, strength, muscle mass, and body fat. Testosterone replacement therapy is as much an art as it is a science. With years of experience treating low T, Dr. Savage knows exactly how to determine the right amount and delivery for you, customizing each treatment to optimize effective and safe improvements in health, energy, and performance. Intensify your edge and live better, stronger, and longer.

Why is testosterone important?

Testosterone is central to a healthy man’s life — it plays a role in everything from mood, sex, memory, metabolism, and physical strength. Unfortunately, as we age, our T-levels naturally decline.

TRT augments natural testosterone production, restoring it to normal levels.

Some of the benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) include:

  • Powerful advances in muscle & bone
  • Significant increase in sex drive
  • Convincing improvement in your erection
  • Serious increase in your energy
  • Meaningful changes in mood and memory
  • Marked decrease in fat

“I didn’t even know that I was feeling that bad until Testosterone Therapy, and then I literally felt like a new man — my energy, my relationship with my wife, everything took off.”

Chicago’s Most Trusted Testosterone Therapy

Dr. Paul Savage is a national leader in TRT Therapy for Men

Founded by Dr. Paul Savage, Agenixs is the leading expert on comprehensive testosterone therapy for men for over 20 years. He has performed over 10,000 testosterone pellet therapy procedures in Chicago. As a nationally renowned expert in his field, Dr. Savage has shared his expertise and insights on major news media outlets, including BusinessWeek, NBC, WGN, Fox News, Women’s World and The Chicago Tribune.

Dr. Savage is one of the leading speakers on testosterone pellet therapy, being called on often to teach physicians the proper technique in diagnosing and treating Low-T.

As the only team in the Chicagoland area with as much expertise and experience, there are few across the nation with as deep an understanding of testosterone therapy and its benefits as Agenixs. The Agenixs Team has performed upwards of 10,000 successful testosterone pellet therapy procedures.

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How Pellets Work

Each Tic-Tac-sized pellet contains crystalline testosterone. During a brief and painless in-office procedure, pellets are implanted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The incision is so small it can be closed with a piece of tape. Once implanted, the pellets deliver a stable, steady dose of testosterone. Because the pellets dissolve slowly over 4 months, we can prevent the ups and downs seen with therapies like weekly (and painful) testosterone injections.

An Alternative to Pellets: Testosterone Injections

Injected into the thigh, glute, or deltoid muscles, testosterone is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. One advantage of injections is flexibility — dosages can be changed with each injection, if necessary, to achieve optimal concentrations. Administered weekly, biweekly, or bi-monthly, testosterone injections can boost energy, sex drive, and quality of erections; increase lean muscle mass; decrease body fat; boost memory and concentration; and relieve anxiety and depression.

“Testosterone therapy has been a miracle for me. I went from being overweight and lethargic, to feeling pumped, energetic and dropping weight. You’ve totally turned my life around.”

Side effects, potential risks, and other things to know about Testosterone Therapies

TRT therapy is both safe and effective. We discuss with each patient the potential risks of testosterone. The risks in using testosterone is magnified by physicians who do not know how to dose properly, do not keep tabs on their patients physical changes and who are too often forgetful to check the proper follow-up testing.

  • Low testosterone is a well-established medical condition that negatively affects male sexuality, reproduction, general health, and quality of life.
  • Symptoms and signs of low testosterone occur as a result of low levels of testosterone and may benefit from treatment, regardless of whether there is an identified underlying origin.
  • Testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone is effective and evidence-based.
  • There is no established testosterone level that reliably distinguishes those men who will respond to treatment from those who will not.
  • There is no scientific basis for withholding testosterone therapy to older adult males.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risks of heart attacks or heart disease.
  • Testosterone therapy has benefits for cardiometabolic disease, including diabetes.

While there are risks associated with testosterone therapy, these are generally related to improper dosing; these risks include acne, blood clots, hair loss, and breast development. With decades of experience in administering appropriate testosterone therapy, we very rarely encounter these side effects in our patients.

Live better, stronger, and longer. Call now to discuss testosterone replacement therapy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why use pellets for hormone therapy?

Pellets are the most effective, safest, and convenient form of testosterone replacement.

Testosterone pellets have been in use for more than 60 years. Unlike creams and gels applied to your skin, pellets have no risk of contaminating women, children, and pets.

Pellets deliver more consistent testosterone levels. Over the long term, patients avoid the fluctuations seen with other hormone delivery methods.

Testosterone pellets are virtually painless and have few side effects. Another option is self-injected testosterone. But men often complain about pain; the weekly injection frequency; difficulty traveling with testosterone and needles; and side effects.

How does pellet therapy work?

Each pellet — about the size of a small breath mint — contains natural compressed testosterone.

During a quick and painless procedure, these crystalline pellets are implanted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The incision is so small that it can be closed with a piece of tape.

Once implanted, pellets deliver a steady dose of testosterone. Because they dissolve slowly over four months, you avoid the ups and downs seen with therapies like weekly (and painful) testosterone injections. The effects last 4–6 months after treatment.

Does Agenixs also offer testosterone injections?

Yes, if requested we can administer testosterone intravenously. One advantage of injections is flexibility — dosages can be changed with each injection, if necessary, to achieve optimal concentrations. Administered weekly, biweekly, or bi-monthly, testosterone injections can boost energy, sex drive, and quality of erections; increase lean muscle mass; decrease body fat; boost memory and concentration; and relieve anxiety and depression.

For Men

Testosterone Therapy

Men need testosterone to live well—not just for optimal mental and physical health, but to prevent chronic illnesses. With years of experience evaluating and treating low T, Dr. Savage customizes each treatment, using testosterone pellets or injections to optimize effective and safe improvements in health, energy, stamina, sex drive, and performance.

Testosterone Pellets

Testosterone pellets are the only method of testosterone therapy that delivers consistent, physiologic levels of testosterone, thus avoiding fluctuations in hormone levels—and in mood and energy—that can be caused by other methods of delivery. Lasting from four to six months, pellets are the most effective, safest, and convenient form of testosterone replacement.

How Pellets Work
Each Tic-Tac-sized pellet contains crystalline testosterone. During a brief and painless in-office procedure, pellets are implanted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The incision is so small it can be closed with a piece of tape. Once implanted, the pellets deliver a stable, steady dose of testosterone.

Proven Results
Studies show that pellets are the superior form of testosterone replacement therapy in increasing lean body mass—muscle strength and bone density—and decreasing fat mass; and in improving libido, sexual response, and performance. Proven benefits include increased strength, coordination and physical performance, and improvement in concentration and memory. The change starts within days. There is more data to support the use of pellets than any other method of testosterone therapy.

Injections

Injected into the thigh, glute, or deltoid muscles, testosterone is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. One advantage of injections is flexibility—dosages can be changed with each injection, if necessary, to achieve optimal concentrations. Administered weekly, biweekly, or bi-monthly, testosterone injections can boost energy, sex drive, and quality of erections; increase lean muscle mass; decrease body fat; boost memory and concentration; and relieve anxiety and depression.

Testosterone Therapy: Safe and Effective

What You Should Know
  • Low testosterone is a well-established medical condition that negatively affects male sexuality, reproduction, general health, and quality of life.
  • Symptoms and signs of low testosterone occur as a result of low levels of testosterone and may benefit from treatment, regardless of whether there is an identified underlying origin.
  • Testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone is effective and evidence-based.
  • There is no established testosterone level that reliably distinguishes those men who will respond to treatment from those who will not.
  • There is no scientific basis for withholding testosterone therapy to older adult males.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risks of heart attacks or heart disease.
  • Testosterone therapy has benefits for cardiometabolic disease, including diabetes
While there are risks associated with testosterone therapy, these are generally related to improper dosing; these risks include acne, blood clots, hair loss, and breast development. With decades of experience in administering appropriate testosterone therapy, we encounter these side effects in our patients infrequently.