What is “low-T”?
It is estimated that as many as 1 in 4 men over the age of 30 has low testosterone levels. The medical term for this is hypogonadism, or more simply “low-T”. This lack of testosterone can lead to several adverse health effects including reduced libido, energy levels, and motivation. Luckily, Prime Men’s Health is here to help. Learn more about the benefits of our testosterone replacement therapy and contact us today to see if you’re suffering from low testosterone.
Symptoms and Health Effects of Low Testosterone
Men with low-T may experience problems such as:
- Reduced sex drive and less frequent sexual activities
- Fewer and weaker erections
- Less energy and/or low blood iron (anemia)
- Depressed mood or increased irritability
- Less muscle or bone mass and strength, and more body fat
While past generations of men were forced to suffer these consequences of low testosterone, advancements in medicine can allow you to maintain your muscle mass, libido, and energy!
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is approved by the FDA to treat men with hypogonadism (low-T). It most often comes in the form of gels, patches, injections (shots), and medicated pellets placed under your skin.
Testosterone replacement therapy has shown to improve the effects of low-T and most men report recovery in their energy levels, sexual function/desire and erections, muscle mass and strength, and mental clarity.
What Does Testosterone Do For Your Body?
Testosterone is the sex hormone that helps boys become men. This hormone is crucial during puberty and the development of male physical features. Testosterone levels can affect men’s sex drive, erections, mood, muscle mass, and bone density. Additionally, testosterone is needed for men to produce sperm.
Beginning Low-T Treatment with Prime Men’s Health
Before you start TRT, your medical provider will conduct a full health history and physical evaluation. Blood laboratory testing will check several hormones involved in the production of testosterone and evaluate other possible causes of your symptoms.
Combining your history, physical, and laboratory findings, your provider will formulate a personalized treatment plan to address your specific condition. Risks, benefits, and options will be discussed before any treatments are started. Your provider will also discuss possible side effects. Minor side effects can include:
- Breast swelling or soreness
- A high red blood cell count
- Swelling of the feet or ankles
- Smaller testicles and infertility
Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Safe?
The goal in testosterone replacement therapy is to restore this hormone to its natural levels as they were in your 20s and 30s. Early studies indicating that increased testosterone levels caused negative effects on the cardiovascular system and prostate cancer have proven to be false.
In fact, recent published research from institutions like Harvard have demonstrated reduced instances of cardiovascular problems. Harvard medical expert, Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, has continued to publish research proving testosterone doesn’t cause prostate cancer and now men with past and current active prostate cancer are being treated with testosterone replacement therapy. Prime Men’s Health monitors patients’ prostate blood test (PSA), blood pressure, and safe testosterone levels on a regular basis. Rest assured; your health is our number one priority!