Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a treatment that helps raise low testosterone levels in men back to normal. As men age, their bodies make less testosterone, leading to unpleasant symptoms like low energy, reduced muscle mass, weight gain, low libido, and erectile dysfunction.
TRT uses FDA-approved medications like testosterone gels, patches, injections or pellets to bring testosterone levels back up to normal range. This can provide immense relief by alleviating bothersome symptoms of low T. TRT helps men regain their vitality so they can get back to enjoying life again.
Men with clinically low testosterone levels coupled with deficiency symptoms are candidates for TRT. A simple blood test can determine if your testosterone levels are below 300 ng/dL, the threshold generally considered deficient.
Common signs of low testosterone include:
If your bloodwork confirms low testosterone along with several of these symptoms, TRT can likely provide immense relief.
The licensed medical providers at Hormone Wellness Institute specialize in testosterone therapy and men's health. Our detailed assessment involves:
We tailor customized treatment plans to your unique needs. Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach, we adjust dosages and medications based on your bloodwork, symptom response and preferences.
Hormone Wellness Institute also provides ongoing monitoring and follow-up to ensure optimal treatment results. We empower patients with the knowledge, tools and support for successfully managing their treatment journey.
If blood tests confirm clinically low testosterone, we will work with you to decide the most appropriate TRT medication protocol based on your lifestyle, preferences and needs.
Testosterone gels provide daily topical application. The testosterone gets absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream to elevate levels. Gels must be applied at the same time every day.
Some patients opt for weekly or biweekly deep muscle testosterone injections. Though injections provide more unstable testosterone levels in between doses, some prefer their infrequent nature.
Testosterone pellets are implanted under the skin through a quick, minor office procedure. The pellets slowly release testosterone over 3-6 months, providing more stable levels. However, pellets require periodic replacements.
We will guide you through the various options to decide which approach fits best for you. The goal is enjoying the benefits of treatment with minimal hassle from managing medications.
Once testosterone levels normalize after several weeks of treatment, patients report life-changing improvements in many areas:
In essence, normalized testosterone helps men feel like themselves again or perhaps better than ever before. The physical and mental benefits make activities easier and more rewarding.
Men in the area can trust Hormone Wellness Institute to provide an excellent TRT experience from start to finish. Here's why:
We know firsthand how life-changing effective testosterone therapy can be. Let us help you get your vitality back!
If you are struggling with symptoms of low testosterone, take action today:
Call Hormone Wellness Institute at to schedule your assessment. We'll review your symptoms, answer all questions and check your testosterone bloodwork.
If blood tests confirm clinically low testosterone levels, we will custom design a treatment plan to meet your needs and goals.
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There are several delivery methods for TRT. Intramuscular injections, usually given weekly or biweekly, bypass the digestive system and provide testosterone directly into circulation. Transdermal gels and patches allow absorption through the skin into the bloodstream. Subdermal pellets implanted under the skin release testosterone gradually over several months. Oral forms are also available but may be less effective or carry higher side effect risks. The method chosen depends on patient preference, costs and insurance coverage. Proper training on proper administration technique is crucial no matter which approach is used.
Men diagnosed by a doctor with clinically low testosterone due to hypogonadism may benefit from TRT. Symptoms of low testosterone include persistent fatigue, erectile dysfunction, low libido, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, and mood instability. Baseline lab testing of total and free testosterone levels is needed to establish a deficiency. Good TRT candidates have no underlying health conditions that therapy could exacerbate, such as prostate cancer or severe sleep apnea. They also need to commit to ongoing lab monitoring to ensure testosterone levels stay in the optimal therapeutic range while on TRT.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a treatment that helps raise low testosterone levels in men back to normal levels. It involves taking testosterone medication - usually in the form of gels, patches, injections, or pellets implanted under the skin - on a regular basis to keep testosterone at healthy levels. TRT can help alleviate symptoms of low testosterone such as low energy, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and mood changes. It can greatly improve a man's quality of life when properly managed by a knowledgeable physician.
There are many potential benefits to TRT when it is used to treat clinically low testosterone. TRT can help restore muscle mass and strength, increase bone density, improve energy and motivation, boost libido and sexual function, stabilize mood and cognition, and reduce body fat. In my experience managing patients on TRT, most men report feeling much more vigorous, focused, and happy once their testosterone levels are restored. TRT may also have benefits for heart health and diabetes risk whenkeeping testosterone in normal ranges.
If not properly monitored, TRT does carry some health risks. Potential side effects include acne or oily skin, breast enlargement, testicular shrinkage, and infertility. Elevated hematocrit (red blood cell count) may increase risk for blood clots or stroke. Sleep apnea risk may rise for those predisposed to this condition. And testosterone supplementation may accelerate progression of prostate cancer in those who already have the disease. However, physicians can minimize risks by carefully screening patients prior to starting TRT, adjusting dosages to keep testosterone levels in the normal range, and regularly monitoring health markers.