Testosterone is a hormone that is primarily created in the male testicles. It plays an important role in maintaining a man’s fat distribution, bone density, muscle mass and strength, sex drive, facial and body hair, sperm production, and red blood cell production. As a man ages, his testosterone levels will gradually decline. However, some men also experience hypogonadism, a condition that hampers the ability to produce normal amounts of testosterone.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a medical treatment that is primarily used to address symptoms associated with low testosterone levels. This treatment involves the administration of testosterone to individuals with low testosterone.
TRT can be administered through various methods, including:
The goal of this therapy is to restore testosterone levels to a normal range, thereby alleviating symptoms.
Any man who is experiencing the symptoms associated with low testosterone levels may be a good candidate for TRT.
Symptoms of those who can find significant improvement with TRT include:
- Changes in sexual function such as reduced sexual desire.
- Physical changes such as increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk, and decreased bone density.
- Emotional changes such as low self-confidence, depression, or trouble concentrating.
Ultimately, how long it takes to see the effects of TRT depends on the type and dose of medication taken. Generally, most individuals will experience some early changes in mood, libido, and energy levels within a few weeks to months of starting TRT. Physical effects such as decreased body fat and increased muscle mass, as well as cognitive improvements, can often be seen after 3-6 months of consistent treatment. It may take 6-12 months for individuals to experience the full range of benefits from TRT.
Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics in Lake Success, New York is here to provide solutions for your unbalanced hormones. For more information regarding testosterone replacement therapy, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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