Testosterone Replacement Therapy
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy, commonly referred to as simply TRT, is the practice of diagnosing a person with low levels of testosterone and optimizing their levels to a natural state. Treatment is administered by either injections, creams, patches, or surgically implanted pellets. At our clinic, we commonly suggest using injection therapy and or an implant of bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT).
What are symptoms of low Testosterone?
Men, along with some women, with low testosterone commonly feel tired or fatigued during the day while experiencing poor sleep quality at night. A person’s short term memory may also suffer from low T. One of the most common causes of Erectile Dysfunction is a lack of adequate hormone levels. Men capable of an erection may find low libido is their leading symptom.
Once horomone levels are optimized, patients should expect improvement in energy and concentration, higher quality erections, and an increased sex drive. Patients often report an improvement in mental acuity.
TRT Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between pellets and testosterone Injections?
Tesosterone pellets are often sought for their consistency and easy of use. Patients get a steady release of hormones without having to do anything. Injections are often prescribed weekly casuing a spike in levels. More frequent injections means more time and needles.
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone made by the body that is responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for maintenance of other sexual characteristics.
Can low testosterone cause ED?
Yes, adequate tesosterone is required to have and maintain an erection. Lower than normal tesosterone can mean lower quality erections.
Will I feel less tired after TRT?
Once your hormone levels are dialed in, those that are lacking can expect more energy and more motivation.
Do I also need estrogen?
Yes, balanced estrogen plays a pivotal role in sexual function and mental health. Some clinics will prescrive medication to supress estrogen which can lead to patients feeling worse than before they began hormone therapy.
What other factors impact my TRT success?
Using your new found energy at the gym will increase your chances of sustained success. Patients with high body fat will often convert more testosterone to estrogen. This means as patients get healthier their levels become more optimized and the improvement from TRT is magnified.