Understanding Testosterone Therapy
If you are a man between the ages of 35-55 chances are you have heard about testosterone therapy, low testosterone, or low-T. Testosterone therapy is a way for you to perform at your best at any age — in or out of the bedroom.
There is a lot of confusion about Low-T and testosterone therapy. You may be wondering…
- Is Testosterone Therapy Safe?
- Does Testosterone Therapy work?
- Does Testosterone Therapy increase my risk of cancer?
- Does it increase the risk of heart disease?
Here at testosterone therapy, we can answer all of these questions, and provide you the very latest research on the safety and efficacy of testosterone therapy.
The Role of Testosterone
Although women do produce and need testosterone, testosterone is the “male sex hormone.” Testosterone in men is largely responsible for the development and regulation of all of the attributes we associate with “maleness.”
Testosterone plays a major role throughout your life. Most men hit their peak of testosterone production around the age of 17. Your testosterone level will remain pretty close to that peak level throughout your 20s. Once you hit your 30s testosterone begins a steady decline, and it will start to drop significantly in your 40s. By the time you are over 70, your testosterone level could be less than half of what it was at its peak.
Some men do OK with this drop, but others start to really feel the difference and could benefit from testosterone therapy.
There are many myths and misconceptions about testosterone therapy. Most of them have to do with the perceived risks vs the potential benefits of testosterone therapy. Two such myths that persist is that testosterone therapy increases your risk of heart attack and of getting prostate cancer.
In the last 2 years, there have been major studies in respected and peer-reviewed medical journals that have found neither of these is true. Men undergoing testosterone therapy have no greater risk of getting prostate cancer than the general population.
A recent study found that testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of heart disease. In fact, that study concluded that long-term testosterone therapy could even prevent heart attacks!
Testosterone therapy is a safe and effective way to regain your vitality and get more out of life.
While the true risks are low, testosterone therapy should only be given by a skilled and experienced physician.
Testosterone Therapy can be given in a number of ways.
Testosterone can be administered as:
- Testosterone therapy injections
- Testosterone creams
- oral medications
- or any combination thereof.
Your physician will decide which is the best testosterone therapy for you based on your individual diagnosis, needs, and lifestyle.
How Do I Know If I Need Testosterone Therapy?
If you have low testosterone, also known as Low-T, or andropause you will feel its effects in four aspects of your life. Low-T affects your physical wellbeing, your ability to perform sexually, your cognitive abilities, and your emotional states.
If you have low testosterone you may be experiencing:
- Weight gain and muscle loss
- Fatigue, tiredness, and a general sense of weakness
- Sexual issues including loss of libido and/or sexual dysfunction
- Disturbed sleep
- Memory loss, and/or other cognitive difficulties
If you are feeling any or all of the above, testosterone therapy may help return you to the man you once were.
The above list of symptoms could indicate Low-T, but the only way to find out if you really are a candidate for testosterone therapy is to have your testosterone levels checked.
A true measure of your testosterone level can only be done with a blood test. Some of our competitors use saliva testing to determine testosterone levels, however, these kinds of simple swab tests, are nowhere near as accurate as a blood screening for testosterone.
Once we do the appropriate blood work, we will set up a program of testosterone therapy tailored to your particular needs and lifestyle.
Your program of testosterone therapy will be carefully monitored by our testosterone replacement doctors and our wellness coaches. Our wellness coaches will work with you to also suggest diet, fitness, and lifestyle changes that can maximize the results of your testosterone therapy.
Contact us today to see if testosterone therapy is the boost your life has been waiting for!