Testosterone Replacement Therapy
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It’s natural for testosterone production to slow over time, but sometimes testosterone levels fall below a healthy range. Testosterone is a critical hormone that affects a range of physical and mental functions. Among other things, testosterone supports bone density, muscle mass, mental health, red blood cell production, and sexual function. So, when your testosterone falls below a healthy range, you’ll feel it.
What is Testosterone?
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
About Testosterone Replacement Therapy
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is an androgen hormone (male sex hormone) that is vital for a variety of bodily functions. While testosterone is present in both men and women, it is more commonly associated with men because it is the dominant male hormone. In men, testosterone is primarily produced in the testicles, but a small amount is also produced in the adrenal glands.
Healthy testosterone production is crucial for a man’s overall well being, as testosterone plays a role in a range of crucial health functions. Testosterone helps maintain muscle and bone mass, facial and body hair, sperm production, sex drive, and red blood cell production. When a man has low testosterone, this maintenance can be disrupted, causing physical and mental changes. Note that because testosterone plays a role in maintaining a man’s muscle mass and body hair, testosterone deficiency can also affect a man’s appearance.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT, helps restore the testosterone your body has stopped producing on its own. The goal of TRT treatment is to get your testosterone levels back to the optimal amount for your body. Once they’re there, TRT treatment can help keep your testosterone levels balanced.
It’s important to note that TRT is not doping. Testosterone replacement research has been published in major medical journals. The aim of TRT is to address an androgen deficiency in male hypogonadism. Put simply, TRT is meant to replace the testosterone your body has naturally lost over time– not to give you a boost. Our medical professionals monitor your results closely to ensure your body gets just the right amount it needs
*Results May Vary
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Whether you call it low testosterone, hypogonadism, testosterone deficiency, or low T, this hormonal deficiency can have a wide ranging impact on a person’s life, since it affects both physical and mental health.
Physical signs of low testosterone include fatigue and declining energy levels. While everyone feels tired sometimes, low testosterone can make it difficult to get out of bed and through the work day. The tired feeling may interfere with daily life and won’t improve after rest.
Men with low testosterone often have higher body fat and lower muscle mass. Scientific studies have linked low testosterone to a higher body mass index (BMI), slower walking speeds, and even difficulty climbing stairs. Low testosterone can also result in a reduction of bone mass, potentially increasing the likelihood of fractures and osteoporosis.
Low testosterone doesn’t just affect how you feel. It impacts your health too. Men with low testosterone may be more at risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. New research shows that TRT may be able to lessen some of these health risks.
Testosterone deficiency can also have a big impact on sexual health and well being. Men with low testosterone often have a lower sex drive. When they do get in the mood, low testosterone can make it harder to get and maintain an erection. Men with low testosterone can notice physical changes that affect their sexual and reproductive health too. The testicles may look smaller than they used to, the scrotum may feel softer, and semen levels may fall. This can lead to problems with fertility that may be alleviated with TRT.
If you’re feeling off your game lately, it could be low testosterone. Low testosterone is linked to lower motivation and reduced self-confidence. Men with low testosterone sometimes have difficulty concentrating and trouble remembering things.
Low testosterone can also take a toll on mental health. Low testosterone levels cause anxiety, irritability, and depression. Men with low testosterone may feel sad, disappointed, or unlike themselves for an extended period of time. Fortunately, TRT can help improve these and other symptoms.
The Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
For men with low T, there are many potential benefits of testosterone replacement therapy. Patients who have received TRT often report feeling both physically and mentally younger after their treatment.
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Who is a Candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Many men who seek out testosterone replacement therapy are experiencing the reduced self-confidence associated with low testosterone levels in men. Men who have low T may experience reduced muscle mass, a reduced sex drive, obesity, a failing memory, reduced work performance, loss of body hair, chronic fatigue, erectile dysfunction, and more. The symptoms of testosterone deficiency can make a man feel physically ill and mentally off, so it stands to reason that it can hurt a man’s sense of self. When appropriate medical testing determines that these symptoms are connected to decreased testosterone production, the person experiencing them may be a good candidate for TRT.
Not sure if you’re a good candidate for testosterone replacement therapy? Book a consultation appointment at Everwell today and speak with one of our TRT experts.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Treatment
If you think testosterone replacement therapy treatment could be right for you, make a consultation appointment at Everwell today. The TRT process at Everwell begins with your consultation, during which you’ll meet with one of our medical experts. They’ll ask you about your physical, mental, and sexual symptoms, as well as any other risk factors you may have. They’ll also give you an exam and order a blood test to find out the amount of testosterone your body naturally produces.
Your symptoms and testosterone levels give our medical experts an overview of your overall health and well being. Using this information, they’ll make a personalized treatment recommendation based on your unique needs. Androgen replacement therapy can be administered via transdermal patch, testosterone gel, or testosterone injections. They can also be given in a wide variety of doses and along varying timelines. At Everwell, the TRT treatment process is always individualized. Our medical experts will perform a systematic review of your unique symptoms, testosterone deficiency levels, overall health, and personal needs before making your treatment plan.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Results
Testosterone replacement therapy can have a life-changing effect on a man who is suffering from hypogonadism. Men who have received TRT frequently report having a renewed sense of energy, vitality, and virility after receiving testosterone therapy. They may report also feeling stronger and more confident, and that they’ve experienced an increase in their quality of life.
Some of the results of TRT may be seen as soon as three weeks after treatment, while others take longer to fully appear. Immediately following a TRT treatment, patients may experience mild discomfort at the treatment site, which should resolve in under 24 hours. Then, three weeks after their treatment date, initial results may begin to appear. A TRT patient may experience an increase in sex drive around the three week mark and an improvement in mood between 3 to 6 weeks post-treatment. At around 12 weeks after treatment, improved muscle mass and strength may start to appear. The full effects of testosterone therapy can continue to appear throughout the six months following a TRT treatment.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Results
Many men who seek out testosterone treatment have a shared goal: to feel healthier, more energetic, more attractive, and more like themself again. Yet, while the goal of testosterone treatment is often the same, the best treatment course to reach this goal can vary from person to person. That’s why we provide a personalized treatment plan for every TRT patient at Everwell. Because we take a customized approach to testosterone treatment, the price of receiving TRT at our clinic can vary. After your initial consultation, we will provide you with detailed information on your personalized plan, including a detailed breakdown of the costs of your treatments.
Treating Low Testosterone at Everwell
If you’re experiencing the effects of testosterone deficiency, Everwell is here to help. At our clinic, we specialize in men’s health care and we are experienced providers of TRT. Our medical experts are ready to listen to your medical concerns and take care of your well being. We’re able to diagnose and treat low testosterone at our clinic, and we’ve helped many men look and feel like their old selves again.
Don’t wait to take care of your health. Book a consultation at Everwell today.
Can I get testosterone treatment if I have normal testosterone levels?
Testosterone replacement therapy is not intended for healthy men with normal testosterone levels. It’s designed to treat men who are experiencing decreased testosterone production.
Is testosterone replacement therapy FDA approved?
Yes, testosterone treatment is FDA approved for men who have low testosterone levels due to testicular, pituitary gland, or brain disorders that cause hypogonadism.
The goal of androgen replacement therapy is to address a deficiency, so there’s no singular amount of testosterone that is given during TRT. The amount of testosterone you receive will depend on a variety of factors, including your blood test results, your symptoms, your treatment timeline, and your personal medical history.
Is low testosterone a normal part of aging?
The aging male will experience gradually reducing testosterone levels starting at around age 30, but that’s not the same thing as male hypogonadism. Hypogonadism involves a marked deficiency of testosterone that disrupts a man’s quality of life.
No, TRT isn’t only for older men. Younger men can also experience hypogonadism, in which case they may benefit greatly from testosterone replacement therapy.
What are the side effects of testosterone treatment?
The side effects of testosterone replacement therapy can vary depending on a wide variety of factors, including a person’s medical history, body chemistry, symptoms, and starting testosterone levels. Additionally, at our clinic, effects can vary due to the personalized nature of each patient’s treatment. Before you begin treatment, your medical provider will inform you of the risks and benefits associated with your specific treatment plan based on your unique medical history.
Many men with low T will be good candidates for TRT, but there are some contraindications for testosterone treatment. Endocrine Society clinical practice guidelines state that those with prostate cancer or breast cancer should not get TRT. However, men who have already been successfully treated for prostate cancer can sometimes still get TRT under experienced medical supervision. Other general contraindications for TRT include severe urinary tract symptoms associated with enlarged prostate, severe congestive heart failure, obstructive sleep apnea, and abnormally high red blood cell counts.
How much does testosterone replacement therapy cost at your Newport Beach clinic?
Since we provide a personalized TRT treatment plan for every patient, the price of receiving TRT at Everwell can vary. After your initial consultation, we will provide you with detailed information on your unique plan, including a detailed breakdown of the costs of your treatments.
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