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Testosterone Replacement Therapy: All You Need to Know

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is becoming increasingly popular for the treatment for men with low testosterone (T) levels with various symptoms. While the prevalance of this type of hormone replacement therapy is increasing, many individuals still have plenty of questions concerning the use of TRT. At The Beauty Barn we specialize in treating men with Low T and have compiled the latest information on the subject below.

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What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a sex hormone that’s produced by the testicles in men. It regulates several things in the body, including fat distribution, bone density, muscle mass and strength, sperm production, sex drive, facial and body hair, and the production of red blood cells.

How do testosterone levels change with age?

Testosterone levels are usually at their peak during adolescence and early adulthood. As men age, T levels being to decline at a steady rate, usually 1% every year starting in the 30s or 40s. Low T levels are also present in certain medical conditions, such as hypogonadism.

What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone?

This natural decline in testosterone levels with age can lead to various signs and symptoms such as:

  • Decline in muscle mass and strength
  • Increased body fat
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Tiredness
  • Hot flashes
  • Swollen or tender male breasts
  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (difficulty sustaining erections)
  • Fewer spontaneous erections
  • Infertility
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decreased self-confidence
  • Sleep disturbances

It is important to realize that these symptoms are non-specific and can be due to other reasons. Therefore, it is important to have an accurate assessment from a qualified healthcare professional to correctly diagnose testosterone levels.

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How do doctors diagnose low T?

Healthcare providers can diagnose a low testosterone level with a simple blood test. The blood test is usually done between 7 am, and 10 am when the T level is at its peak. In some cases, the test is repeated for confirmation if the result shows a low T.

If your healthcare provider feels that your symptoms are due to low testosterone levels, treatment can help to increase T levels and provide symptom relief.

What is testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)?

Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment that can help to improve the signs and symptoms of low T levels in men. Many men feel more energetic and stronger with improved sexual function on TRT. Testosterone replacement therapy is available in various forms, such as intramuscular injections, transdermal patches, topical gels, and implantable pellets.

At The Beauty Barn, we treat our patients with injections and implantable pellets due to the effectiveness.

What are the risks of testosterone hormone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement thereapy is not without risks and should be taken into consideration before starting therapy.  Our healthcare providers at The Beauty Barn will discuss all the potential risks with you at your consultation.  Our consultation process is very thorough and we discuss all of your medical history at that time.

Is testosterone replacement therapy right for me?

Testosterone replacement therapy can help you lose weight, gain muscle mass and strength, improve endurance and stamina, boost energy levels, and enjoy a stronger sex drive and sexual performance if you have low T levels.

You must be accurately diagnosed with low testosterone as the cause of your symptoms. If your healthcare provider rules out other causes and identifies a low T level as the likely culprit for your symptoms, you may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy.

Always take TRT under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Understand the risks of the treatment. Talk to your prescribing provider about the signs and symptoms to look for in case TRT is causing problems. Keep all your appointments during testosterone replacement therapy. Regular lab checks can help to ensure that testosterone therapy is not causing any problems.

It’s important to have realistic expectations from TRT. While testosterone supplementation can improve vitality, energy, and sexual performance in many men, it is not a fountain of youth and will not stop the normal aging process.

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Where can I get testosterone replacement therapy?

If you think you might benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, get in touch with us today. We can evaluate you, determine if you are a good candidate for testosterone therapy, and prescribe the treatment to you under medical supervision for maximum benefit.

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