Although we don’t hear about it as often, men do go through a stage of life similar to menopause in women. At this stage, the production of testosterone slows down, which can have many effects on the male body. For some men, the symptoms of lowered testosterone can be severe, and can make their quality of life decrease. But how do you know if testosterone therapy is right for you?
What is Testosterone Therapy?
Also called TRT, this is a type of hormone replacement treatment that adds testosterone back into your system. We can do this in many ways, including a topical gel that soaks into your system through the skin; injections that are administered by a doctor; skin patches that slowly release hormone through the skin; and pellets that are inserted just below the skin, that slowly release hormone into the system over time. Which treatment option you use will depend on many factors, including your health, how often you can visit the clinic, your budget, and more.
Should You Consider TRT?
You should consider TRT if your quality of life has suffered from any of the following symptoms:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Decreased energy and decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of bone strength
- Irritability and mood swings
- Decreased cognitive function
- Decreased ability to tolerate exercise
- Difficulty losing weight
- Heart disease
- Difficulty sleeping
- Impaired memory
- Overall poor well-being
Any of these symptoms, or many of them, could be present in someone who is lacking in testosterone. Therapy to replace this hormone can help you feel like your old self again. This type of therapy is safe when performed by a doctor and monitored by a medical clinic. In general, unless you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, or at a very high risk of developing prostate cancer due to your medical history, you are a great candidate for TRT, and should consider it to help get your energy and well-being back.
How to Get Started
If you are interested in learning more about TRT and whether it is right for you, the first step is a blood test and a prostate exam, which are performed in our office. Once our doctor interprets the results of your blood test to determine your testosterone levels, we can discuss the best way to approach TRT for you. Learn more from Tamp Rejuvenation by calling for a free consultation at 888-865-8370.
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