Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Updated: Feb 9
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a treatment option for men who have low levels of testosterone, a hormone that plays a crucial role in maintaining muscle mass, bone density, and sex drive.
Most current guidelines recommend treating low-T at levels that are less than 300. Most men feel best when levels are closer to 700! We treat low-T based on your levels, combined with your symptoms.
TRT is available in several forms, including gels and injections, and it is typically prescribed by a health care provider.
Low testosterone, or hypogonadism, can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury to the testes, certain medications, and chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity....and age. Just like women, men's hormone levels decrease with age..it's called andropause. 30% of men in their 30s, 40% of men in their 40s and 50% of men in their 50s have low T!
Symptoms of low testosterone can include fatigue, loss of muscle mass, increased recovery time after workouts, decreased sex drive, and erectile dysfunction.
TRT is a safe and effective treatment option for men with low testosterone, and it can improve symptoms.
However, it is important to note that TRT is not without risks. Some studies have suggested that TRT may increase the risk of prostate cancer, although more research is needed to confirm this.
Additionally, TRT may also increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, particularly in older men or men with a history of heart disease.
It is important to consult with a health care provider before starting TRT. Our Nurse Practitioner will perform a physical examination, blood test, and other diagnostic tests to determine if TRT is appropriate for you. If we decide that TRT is the right choice for you, you will be closely monitored throughout the treatment process to ensure that your testosterone levels remain within a healthy range.
Overall, TRT is a safe and effective treatment option for men with low testosterone, but it is important to weigh the potential risks and benefits with your health care provider. With proper monitoring, TRT can help improve quality of life and reduce symptoms associated with low testosterone.
Give us a call to schedule your initial consultation!