Low T-Centers Are as Real as They Are Dangerous
April 1, 2019
Informercial Testosterone Testing?
Have you ever wondered where the people behind infomercials sell their products? Or what their store would look like if they had one? Most likely, they wouldn’t look too classy. While infomercials might be great to get non-stick saucepans and shake weights, they should be the last place people look to get low testosterone testing in preparation for testosterone treatment or testosterone replacement therapy.
Even though they have yet to release any infomercials, the Low T centers that have sprung up around the Austin area should be taken off the list of places people consider getting tested. The reason why? These centers are extremely unprofessional and almost serve as drive-thru testing centers where the employees could quite possibly lack proper training or have ulterior motives like promoting their own testosterone enhancers.
Serious Matters Require Serious Service
Testosterone treatment and testosterone replacement therapy are very serious procedures, and if they are administered unnecessarily they could have some serious implications for the patient receiving them. Furthermore, an improper evaluation could lead to the misdiagnosis of someone with hypogonadism, a condition in which the testes in a man or the ovaries of a woman fail to function properly. And those organs are kind of important!
So why take the risk? Why risk your life (and some of your more important body parts) because some drive-thru testing center cleverly named Low T is offering tests at $50 bucks a pop? The bottom line is you shouldn’t. When it comes to your health and the well-being of your life you should use a professional doctor with a concentration in the care you wish to receive. Luckily, we have just the place.
Quality is Our Metric
Doctor Koushik Shaw attended the Tulane Urology program in New Orleans and since then has received the “Top Urologist” and the “Patients Choice” award several years in a row. Certified by the American Board of Urology, Shaw commands the low testosterone division within AUI’s Men’s Wellness program and has been working with people needing testosterone treatment and testosterone replacement theory as long as he has been winning awards.
Now take a look at the medical professionals in charge of the Low T Centers – one whose focus is holistic medicine, and another who strictly worked in the emergency room. Those are both great studies of medicine and are important divisions of medicine, but bare very little relevance to testosterone treatment.
To put things simply, if you want a low-quality burger, go to McDonald’s. If you want a 5-star prime rib steak, you go to Ruth’s Chris. One might be a little faster, and maybe a little cheaper than the other, but you get what you pay for. Just remember that what you’re eating for dinner might be a little less important than the proper regulation of hormones in your body. The decision is yours to make. But we’ll be here either way.
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We offer both in-clinic and remote telemedicine consultations worldwide.
Signs of low testosterone?
- Decreased sexual desire or libido
- Decreased spontaneous erections (e.g. morning erections)
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Low mood or depressed mood
- Loss of body hair or reduced shaving
- Hot flashes
PPD is looking for overall healthy adult males ages 18-80 years old to participate in a research study at our Austin clinic. Compensation up to $8,000 for qualified participants.