Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment that can help to improve the signs and symptoms of low T levels in men. Many men feel more energetic and stronger with improved sexual function on TRT. Testosterone replacement therapy is available in various forms, such as intramuscular injections, transdermal patches, topical gels, and implantable pellets.
At The Beauty Barn®, we treat our patients with injections and implantable pellets due to the effectiveness.
The natural decline in testosterone levels with age can lead to various signs and symptoms such as:
It is important to realize that these symptoms are non-specific and can be due to other reasons. Therefore, it is important to have an accurate assessment from a qualified healthcare professional to correctly diagnose testosterone levels.
Testosterone is a sex hormone that’s produced by the testicles in men. It regulates several things in the body, including fat distribution, bone density, muscle mass and strength, sperm production, sex drive, facial and body hair, and the production of red blood cells.
Testosterone levels are usually at their peak during adolescence and early adulthood. As men age, T levels being to decline at a steady rate, usually 1% every year starting in the 30s or 40s. Low T levels are also present in certain medical conditions, such as hypogonadism.
Healthcare providers can diagnose a low testosterone level with a simple blood test. The blood test is usually done between 7 am, and 10 am when the T level is at its peak. In some cases, the test is repeated for confirmation if the result shows a low T.
If your healthcare provider feels that your symptoms are due to low testosterone levels, treatment can help to increase T levels and provide symptom relief.
Testosterone replacement thereapy is not without risks and should be taken into consideration before starting therapy. Our healthcare providers at The Beauty Barn will discuss all the potential risks with you at your consultation. Our consultation process is very thorough and we discuss all of your medical history at that time.
Testosterone replacement therapy can help you lose weight, gain muscle mass and strength, improve endurance and stamina, boost energy levels, and enjoy a stronger sex drive and sexual performance if you have low T levels.
You must be accurately diagnosed with low testosterone as the cause of your symptoms. If your healthcare provider rules out other causes and identifies a low T level as the likely culprit for your symptoms, you may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy.
Always take TRT under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Understand the risks of the treatment. Talk to your prescribing provider about the signs and symptoms to look for in case TRT is causing problems. Keep all your appointments during testosterone replacement therapy. Regular lab checks can help to ensure that testosterone therapy is not causing any problems.
It’s important to have realistic expectations from TRT. While testosterone supplementation can improve vitality, energy, and sexual performance in many men, it is not a fountain of youth and will not stop the normal aging process.
If you think you might benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, get in touch with us today. We can evaluate you, determine if you are a good candidate for testosterone therapy, and prescribe the treatment to you under medical supervision for maximum benefit.
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