Testosterone therapy, also known as testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), is a treatment that helps raise low testosterone levels in men back to normal. As men age, their bodies often make less testosterone, causing symptoms like low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, decreased energy, and mood changes.
Testosterone therapy can help relieve these symptoms when natural testosterone production declines in middle-aged and older men. It is available in several forms - injections, gels, patches and pellets that dissolve under the skin. It should only be used when blood tests confirm clinically low testosterone, not just due to normal aging.
How does testosterone treatment work?
The goal of testosterone therapy is to get testosterone levels back in the normal range with supplementation. It can be taken through:
Monitoring blood levels is important to make sure you're getting enough testosterone but not too much. Your doctor may adjust your dosage or frequency to achieve optimal hormonal balance.
What are the expected benefits of testosterone therapy?
When used properly under a doctor's care, testosterone therapy effectively relieves frustrating low-T symptoms like:
It can really make you feel more youthful and energetic again!
Are there any side effects or risks?
Potential side effects may include acne, swollen feet or ankles, prostate issues in older men, or problems controlling blood sugar levels. It also requires regular blood work to monitor blood cell counts and testosterone levels.
Heart related side effects are also possible in those with existing heart conditions. Hence, evaluation by a certified men's health specialist is prudent before starting. The potential benefits and risks should be reviewed.
The physicians at Vitality Wellness Clinic Men's Health Clinic specialize in customized testosterone therapy programs for men. Their detailed health analysis identifies unique deficiencies, genes and biomarkers to create a tailored treatment plan. Contact Vitality Wellness Clinic today for a consultation to see if TRT is right for you!
I hope this overview on what testosterone therapy is and how it works was helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions.