Achieve optimal wellness from low testosterone levels.
Dr. Michael Zachareas is a board-certified urologist and one of the most highly respected experts in men’s health. Dr. Z, as he is known to his patients and friends, has helped thousands of men with both testosterone replacement therapy as well as erectile dysfunction and is second to none in the Boston area.
Be the very best that you can be, hold on to your vitality, and experience an easier, peaceful state of mind.
If you think you might be suffering from low testosterone, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you feel tired and stressed?
- Do you find it hard to control your weight?
- Have you gained weight suddenly?
- Do you often sleep during the day?
- Do you have a hard time sleeping at night?
- Do you lack confidence?
- Do you find it difficult to concentrate?
- Are you having a hard time remembering things?
- Do you get easily irritated?
Call 781-790-4777 or fill out the form below to request an appointment today.
How It Works
Call 781-790-4777 or fill out the form to schedule an appointment
Arrive at your appointment and we will do an exam and some blood work
Lab results come in within a couple days and the Dr reviews results
Build a customized game plan to restore your testosterone based on lab results
More About Testosterone
Diagnosing and confirming low testosterone requires thorough lab testing and careful interpretation of the results as well as a discussion about your symptoms and existing medical conditions. Feeling less pep in your step? Less interested in sex? Befuddled by a persistent brain fog that hobbles your mood and mental performance? There are many reasons why you might feel this way.
Testosterone deficiency is one possibility. But testing testosterone is tricky. To get the best result, physicians generally draw blood for testosterone lab tests between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. After measuring your testosterone, your doctor must determine if it is in the normal range given your age, your symptoms and other criteria. Across the total population of men, the statistical norm for testosterone ranges from about 270 to 1070 (pretty large scale to test “normal” wouldn’t you say?) nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). So if your total testosterone is below 270, that must mean you are deficient, right? Unfortunately, the definition of “low” depends on the local standard adopted by the doctor and the testing lab. The line at which you cross into “low T” can be 230, 250, 270, or 300 or even more.
To obtain a clear-cut diagnosis —either confirming low T or ruling it out—work with a physician who understands the complexities of testosterone testing and can interpret the results, in light of a man’s symptoms such as Dr. Z. Even when lab tests don’t show commonly interpreted testosterone deficiency, the final decision to offer treatment is a judgment call.
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TESTOSTERONE QUIZ FOR MEN
“The medical community needs to understand that testosterone is essential for correct blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure, and I can’t say that enough. It’s good for your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, but until the standard medical community accepts that and accepts all the data for that then it’s better to go to a place like Boston Vitality, a specialist, as opposed to going to someone whose just going to tell you that your testosterone is at 300 and that’s OK. But you don’t feel good. You’re not just treating a number. Someone who has low or moderately low testosterone and they don’t feel good, they will feel better if they have increased testosterone.”
Dr. Z, Boston Vitality