Considering Testosterone Replacement Therapy? 5 Things All Men *Need* To Know

Guys! Here’s a question…

…does the following scenario sound familiar to you?

You’re tired.

You’re feeling down, if not downright depressed.

And that’s saying nothing of your newly-stubborn waistline or lack of activity between the sheets…

…what’s worse, a good night’s sleep doesn’t seem to shift these symptoms.

You’re not sure what this is, but you’re hesitant to find out. In fact, you’d rather tough it out than sit in a waiting room stressing over a laundry list of symptoms. Thinking back on it, you remember a friend suffering from similar issues a few years back. Low testosterone, was it? Surely that can’t be it!

That you’re suffering from a lack of vitality or erectile dysfunction is a cincidence…right?

Low Testosterone? It’s More Common Than You Think

If this scenario sounds familiar, chances are you’re suffering from low testosterone.

If you’re anything like most men we’ve treated over the years, it can be difficult to hear. In fact, you’re likely dealing with the news like, well, like a man: by not dealing with it at all!

This is hardly surprising. Broaching the topic of your masculinity can be difficult. Testosterone is the hormone most commonly associated with sex and manhood, after all. If you’re suffering from fatigue, depression, or sexual performance problems, that must make you less of a man, yeah?

No!

You see, testosterone levels naturally decline throughout your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. When these male hormones reach critical levels in conjunction with a poor diet, lack of exercise, or just generally neglecting your body the signs and symptoms settle in.

It can be tempting to ignore them, but doing so resigns yourself to a life of debilitating symptoms simply because you’re stubborn. Chances are you know someone suffering from the same symptoms, you’re simply unaware. Why? Because they’re suffering with it in the same way you are: silently.

It’s time to buck the trend and identify the signs and symptoms you’re suffering from:

So, What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of Low Testosterone?

You’re feeling tired and run down. Too embarrassed to confide in a professional, you jump online and start self-diagnosing. But with so many signs and symptoms, it’s easy to get lost.

Playing the role of Dr. Google is never a good idea. Instead, make an appointment with a Hormone Doctor who will help guide you through the process and properly diagnose the symptoms you’re suffering from.

The signs we mentioned above are just a few indicators you may be suffering from low testosterone. In fact, the complete list is so exhaustive it’s often easy to misdiagnose the cause. Especially if you’re attempting to do this yourself. This is one reason many cases of testosterone imbalance go undiagnosed.

Often referred to as ‘Andropause’ or ‘Symptomatic Androgen Deficiency’, there’s a strong link between low testosterone and the following negative health conditions:

  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Dementia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low Libido
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Abdominal Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Loss Of Muscle Mass

Considering TRT? Here Are The 5 Things You Need To Know

Of the current treatments, testosterone hormone therapy remains the most popular option.

In fact, more and more men are considering the treatment as it’s said to offer increased energy, happiness, and a better sex life. The New England Journal of Medicine found that men over the age of 65 noticed an improved in sexual function as well as overall mood just a year after treatment.

If you’re considering testosterone therapy, it’s understandable that you’d have some questions. Keep reading as we answer these while filling you in on everything you need to know before you start testosterone replacement therapy.

1. You’ll need to undergo bloodwork

Testosterone therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. Before you undergo treatment, your hormone specialist will carry out extensive bloodwork in order to identify your deficiencies and from there tailor a treatment plan to your unique requirements.

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2. There are risks involved, but you don’t have to worry

As with any modern medical procedure, the benefits and risks of testosterone replacement therapy need to be weighed up when considering the treatment. That said, many of the concerns you have – and that we’re presented with – may be untrue or unfounded.

For example, there’s no clinical evidence that testosterone replacement therapy increases the risk of prostate cancer, enlargement, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. On the other hand, there are multiple studies that highlight a link between the treatment and fewer heart attacks, cancers, and reduced mortality rates.

Is testosterone safe? Find out more in this article for WorldLink Medical by Dr. Neal Rouzier »

3. It can help you find your peace of mind

Low testosterone is often associated with physical symptoms, but it can also manifest in ways that are far less apparent to the naked eye. This might be why you’re feeling down, depressed, or anxious: hormones impact your mind as well as your body.

Common treatments such as antidepressants, counseling, and seeking support from family members and close friends is one way to ease the struggle. As is testosterone replacement therapy. Many patients have reported less severe mood swings, as well as improved mental clarity from week 6 of treatment onwards.

4. It isn’t just about sex (though it helps)

As the foremost male sex, it’s easy to conflate testosterone levels, bioidentical hormone therapy, and sexual performance as one and the same. It may surprise you to hear that low testosterone levels don’t always directly correlate to a difficult time between the sheets, just as poor sexual performance isn’t always an indicator that you’re suffering from a lack of testosterone.

If your libido is missing in action, anything from iron deficiency to thyroid dysfunction could be the cause. In many cases, a simple change in diet and exercise, adjusting your sleep habits or even just reducing stress could be all you need to improve your levels.

That said, if you’re experiencing sexual dysfunction and performance issues such as erectile dysfunction, testosterone replacement therapy may give you a renewed interest in sex. Not only will it help enhance erections, energy, and mood, it’ll also restore your confidence so you can perform at your best.

5. It can improve your health and well-being

The symptoms of low testosterone can have far-reaching effects on your quality of life.

When you’re tired, down, or depressed, is it any wonder you’re not feeling great?

It’s been shown that, with the right treatment, testosterone replacement therapy improves cognitive function, improve weight loss, increase muscle mass, and just generally leave you feeling rejuvenated, What’s not to love about that?

It’s time to get your life back

Finding that you’re not all that talkative? Struggling to get busy in the bedroom as much as you are to get some sleep? As we’ve discussed, you don’t have to suffer the symptoms of low testosterone levels in silence.

Talking about your issues isn’t always easy, but you don’t have to suffer the symptoms of low testosterone in silence. With the information we’ve outlined above, it’ll be that much easier to strike up those conversations.

All that’s left for you to do is to make an appointment, talk with a professional, and find out just how testosterone replacement therapy can put your on the path you a happier, healthier, more hormonally balanced you!

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