Testosterone Replacement Therapy
It’s natural for testosterone production to slow over time, but sometimes testosterone levels fall below a healthy range. Low testosterone, or hypogonadism, affects millions of men from all walks of life. Often, low testosterone develops slowly, as a result of aging or a medical condition. You may not even realize it’s happening at first.
Low testosterone can impact your whole life. Testosterone is a critical hormone for a range of physical and mental functions. Testosterone supports bone density, muscle mass, mental health, and even red blood cell production. So when you lose testosterone, you feel it.
While low testosterone is natural, it’s not inevitable. Testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT, is one option to replace testosterone lost to aging or other causes. TRT aims to rebalance your testosterone levels to healthy levels, so you can look and feel like your best self again.
What Are The Symptoms Of Low Testosterone?
Low testosterone can affect almost all areas of life. Scientific studies have linked low testosterone levels to everything from diabetes risk to difficulty climbing stairs. The symptoms can be similar to other diseases, making it easy to misdiagnose.
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.
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.
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 can 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.
Low testosterone can have a big impact on sexual health and wellbeing. 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 may notice physical changes, 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.
What Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT, helps restore the testosterone your body has stopped producing on its own. Treatment can get your testosterone levels back to the optimal amount for your body. And once they’re there, treatment can 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 goal is 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.
How Can Everwell Help?
Everwell’s medical experts can diagnose and treat low testosterone. They’ll ask 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 wellbeing. Using this information, they’ll make a treatment recommendation based on your unique needs.
Our team of experts is ready to meet you and create a treatment plan that helps you look and feel like your best self again.
So what are you waiting for? Book a consultation today.