Wondering what testosterone therapy is? Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a widely used treatment for men with symptomatic hypogonadism. The benefits seen with TRT, such as increased libido and energy level, beneficial effects on bone density, strength and muscle as well as cardioprotective effects, have been well-documented.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the key hormone needed for a healthy man. With age it is normal for testosterone production to decline in the body, but when it is running low it can throw certain functions off balance. Testosterone is needed for healthy muscles, bone strength, and for a strong libido. We specialize in treating “Low T” (low testosterone) to restore your well being and quality of life as a man.
Testosterone is a type of androgen hormone much needed by men. It Is responsible for the masculine characteristics of the body including mood, strength, hair, and deep voice. Testosterone affects the following:
- Development and maturation of reproductive organs
- Maintaining sexual drive and function
- Muscle growth and bone mass
- Mood and irritability
- Growth of body hair
- Energy levels
- Weight maintenance
What is “Low T”
The amount of testosterone that is “normal” for any man depends on individual factors, such as age and medical history. Men over 30 years of age may start to experience the symptoms of Low T as they get older. Some men may even experience a loss of hormone production earlier in life leading to uncomfortable and potentially harmful side effects. At Z Med Clinic we work with our patients to optimize their testosterone levels with treatments for all Low T situations.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone:
- Weak libido
- Loss of muscle and bone density
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decrease in exercise tolerance
- Decrease in mental clarity and memory
- Poor recovery from injury
- Loss of motivation
- Decreased body hair
- Weight gain
Is Testosterone Therapy Safe?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been used in millions of men worldwide to treat diminished libido and erectile dysfunction, and to improve strength and physical function. The estimated likelihood of adverse effects of long-term TRT is still essentially unknown.
How is Low Testosterone Treated?
The type of treatment that we recommend for low testosterone depends on each individual’s unique symptoms and clinical profile. At Z Med Clinic, we assess the symptoms and the direct affects of Low T in your life and take it from there. A blood test will assess the current level in your body and depending on your situation you may get injections, a daily gel or patch or implantable testosterone pellets to name a few.
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