As we age, we have a rapid dip in our hormone levels. As a matter of fact, starting at age 30, testosterone levels start a steep drop of 1-3% each year. The good news is that there are ways of controlling that drop, and even reversing the negative side-effects of having low T. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a treatment that is used to combat the effects of low testosterone levels in men. Testosterone is a hormone naturally produced by the body and plays a major role in many areas of male health, including bone density, muscle strength, red blood cell production, and sex drive. When these levels decline, it can cause an array of problems from depression and fatigue to decreased libido and sexual function.
What Does TRT Consist Of?
Testosterone replacement therapy works by replacing some of the lost testosterone through several different methods. These include injections, topical gels, and even oral medications. TRT can help a man live better and longer by increasing his energy levels, promoting stronger bones, improving muscle mass and strength, boosting red blood cell production (improving oxygen-carrying capacity), and improving sexual function. It can even help reduce brain fog and mental fatigue (for all of you high achievers out there…you know who you are!)
Why Do I Need This?
TRT has also been linked to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, potentially lowering cholesterol levels, and decreasing body fat while increasing lean body mass. Studies have even suggested that TRT can help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, improve sleep quality, and provide a greater sense of well-being. The benefits of TRT are numerous and are backed by scientific evidence.
Even with all of those benefits mentioned above, it is important to note that regardless of the benefits, TRT is not for everyone. It should only be taken under the guidance of a doctor and after medical tests are conducted to assess whether testosterone and other hormone levels are indeed low enough to warrant taking TRT. With the right combination of TRT and a healthy lifestyle, a man can increase his quality of life and potentially extend his lifespan. Reach out to us to see if you are a candidate for one of our 3 comprehensive Hormone Optimization programs.