How to Monitor Health for Optimum TOT
By Jay Campbell
December 13th, 2018
Leading a healthy lifestyle is a critical requirement when you want to live a long and happy life. But, if you look at most people, you may notice they spend more time and energy on their cars than they do on their bodies. Beginning TOT means you’re taking that first important step to a healthier life. It’s going to be different for you because you will invest the time to understand what works for your body, so it stays optimized until your very last breath. And that journey begins when you familiarize yourself with biomarkers, and learn how to monitor health for an optimum TOT experience.
The Relationship Between TOT and Health
TOT is supplementing a natural hormone in your body, but you also add external substances to your endocrine system. It changes things in your body, so it’s now your responsibility to get regular blood work done and stay on top of how your body responds to this new input. Your physician must work with you to alleviate any concerns and resolve any potential side effects. They must also need to take full responsibility to do the necessary research and become intimately aware of your body’s response to TOT. Remember, you are a biochemically unique human being and your body will respond in a specific way. Track your body health markers over time to set your benchmarks. It’s the only way to ensure optimum results of TOT treatment.
Understand Your Blood Panels
To prevent potential health side-effects, the first thing you need to do is visit a TOT-prescribing physician. After they gather your medical history, you should take the time to talk to them and get as much information about the procedure as possible. Before administering the treatment, your physician should work with you and run these tests to check your current levels of:
- Testosterone, Free and Total
- CBC specifically Hemoglobin/Hematocrit
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
- Estradiol (Sensitive or Enhanced)
- Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
- C-Reactive Protein Quant (hs-CRP preferred)
- Thyroid Panel
- Basic Metabolic Panel
- Lipid Panel
- Prostate Specific cAg Serum
All of them are important to monitor for out-of-range values (i.e., extreme highs and lows.) These unique values determine the specific nature of your body and can tell your physician how your body might react to the treatment.
You Need to Monitor Your Health
You must keep a watchful eye on for the entire duration of their therapy, and self-monitor your health. Since TOT is a lifetime therapy, it means you’ll be tracking these assays for the rest of your life. Each time you get blood work, review it and keep it in a file so you can compile and reference all of your data for life. Having a detailed timeline from your very first blood testosterone panel will provide you with a reliable baseline as your values and biomarkers change over time. Your physician will be documenting this too, but you should keep copies of your blood panels yourself. If you do your homework and know your body, you’ll be able to speak intelligently with your doctor.
Take Back Control of Your Health
Remember, it’s essential for every man to take control of his health when undergoing TOT therapy. Use these guidelines to talk to your physician regularly and learn how your body responds to the treatment. To find out much more how TOT therapy improves your health and helps you lead a healthier lifestyle, order the TOT Bible today.