Testosterone Replacement Therapy For Men
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) refers to a type of treatment that is widely used for men with symptomatic hypogonadism. The major symptoms of hypogonadism include reduced mass and strength of muscles, erectile dysfunction, reduced libido, low bone mass or osteoporosis, increased adiposity, and fatigue.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone Levels
Some of the symptoms in men are:
- Poor energy level and fatigue
- Decreased mass of muscles
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulty in concentration
- Weight gain
- Low sense of well-being
Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a widely used treatment option for men with symptomatic hypogonadism, low levels of testosterone, or delayed puberty. Major symptoms include reduced muscle mass and strength, erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, low bone mass or osteoporosis, unintentional weight gain, and chronic fatigue.
After selective tests and careful assessment, we can help provide TRT to you. We offer various options to administer, including injections, patches, gels, pellets, and creams.
The benefits of TRT involve:
- Testosterone replacement will help improve the low testosterone symptoms
- It will keep bones and muscles strong and will help rebuild them
- It would help in increasing blood production in the body since it is an erythropoietic hormone. This would further help in improving body stamina, and mood, and reducing fatigue.
- It improves focus and concentration as it gets converted to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), which crosses the blood-brain barrier
Testosterone replacement therapy involves injections, patches, gels, pellets, and creams. All of these will help in improving testosterone levels in varying duration and degrees.
The TRT methods that we follow based on our expert consultations are:
Skin Patch (transdermal): We provide an Androderm skin patch that is worn on the arm or upper body. It should be applied once a day.
Gels and sprays: We provide gels like AndroGel and Testim, and Naseto nasal spray as per doctor’s recommendations. Apply these gels once a day for Testosterone to be directly absorbed through the skin. We also recommend AndroGel, Axiron, Fortesta & Compounded Testosterone cream, which delivers the amount of testosterone prescribed by your doctor.
Mouth Patch: We use a Striant tablet that sticks to the upper gum of the mouth. It could be applied twice a day and helps in releasing testosterone continuously into the blood through the oral tissues.
Injections: Testosterone can be injected into the muscles directly. This helps your body slowly absorb testosterone into the bloodstream. The weekly testosterone shots might give varying results, as the level gets high in the first two to three days and then drops rapidly in the next few days, which can lead to mood swings.
Pellets: A certain amount of testosterone is implanted under the skin in specific areas of the body. This helps in providing adequate testosterone, which sustains for about five to six months. The clinical response is monitored, and the levels are checked for adequacy. The dose is usually set in the first couple of procedures for long-term use. PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is periodically monitored.