Low T and Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone is a steroid hormone that stimulates the development of male secondary sexual characteristics, which is produced mainly in the testes, but also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex. In men, testosterone regulates the sex drive, fat distribution, bone and muscle mass, muscle strength as well as the production of red blood cells and sperm. Testosterone is one of the key hormones in making sure men feel youthful, energized, and active.
It is vital for all men to be aware of when their testosterone levels drop so that they can seek out Testosterone Replacement Therapy or TRT. Hormonal imbalances, like low T, are not suitable for men’s health, and it can have a significant impact on their quality of life. Testosterone is most often associated with sex drive and plays a vital role in sperm production. It also affects bone and muscle mass, the way men store fat in the body, and even red blood cell production. A man’s testosterone levels can also affect his mood. Focal Point Vitality offers hormone treatments for men who want to increase their energy, improve their physical appearance, and reduce the signs of aging.
Low Testosterone Symptoms
The symptoms of low testosterone are readily apparent in men. They may experience:
- Severe hair loss
- Loss of muscle mass
- Anxiety, irritability, and/or depression
- Loss of libido
- Trouble concentrating
- Weight gain, especially around the stomach
- Chronic fatigue
- Lack of energy
- Lack of sex drive/low libido
- Body composition changes (fat stores around your belly/waist or in places it hasn’t been before)
- Takes longer to recover from workouts
- Brain fog
Low –T treatments are most often needed by men over 40. As men age, their testosterone levels decline about 1 percent per year after age 30. This may eventually lead to the clinical signs of the disease, which can also result in osteoporosis. It is paramount to get tested right away to see if TRT treatments are right for you.
When to test testosterone levels?
Are you experiencing anxiety, irritability, and/or depression, lack of sexual drive, trouble concentrating, gaining weight, and experiencing chronic fatigue? It might be time to test your testosterone levels. You can get many benefits from testosterone replacement. If you get diagnosed, treated, and respond well to treatment, there could be some real benefits for you:
- Increased energy
- Better sexual drive
- Longer lasting and harder erections
- Improved mood
- Loss of body fat
- More muscle mass
Low Testosterone Causes
Aging is undoubtedly one factor that affects testosterone production. However, an injury that interrupts the blood supply to the testicles can also play a role. Certain medications, as well as drug or alcohol abuse, can also cause testosterone levels to drop more rapidly. Certain diseases, such as hemochromatosis, Kallman syndrome, or Klinefelter syndrome, may also play a role. Always tell your doctor about any underlying disorders that may be present.
Low Testosterone Treatment – TRT
Your best option for boosting testosterone levels may be to undergo testosterone replacement therapy. The three main ways of administering testosterone are by injection, by skin patch or gel, and by pill.
The doctors and staff at Focal Point Vitality focus on treating each guest based on individual needs. Together they will gain an understanding of your goals and develop a roadmap of next steps, treatment options, and cost. This allows for complete transparency of the process to ensure the best treatment plan will be provided. Focal Point has partnered with the best in the business from dieticians, meal prep, blood testing labs, pharmacies, personal trainers, and local workout facilities to ensure the best outcome for each guest.
The professionals at Focal Point Vitality may suggest undergoing injections for optimum benefits. An intramuscular injection (IM) is a technique used to deliver medication deep into the muscles allowing it to be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. The doctor will carefully monitor your testosterone levels and adjust doses as necessary.
The doctor will also keep a close eye on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels by monitoring your red blood cell count. Additional tests may be necessary to check for the formation of osteoporosis and prostate cancer. The doctors at Focal Point will continue to monitor your progress in the safest manner to keep you optimized for years!
Safety and Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
There are no proven negative side effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for those who are treated under a doctor’s supervision and maintain a routine testing schedule. Testosterone injections replenish low testosterone levels to normal values, making the negative symptoms of low testosterone a thing of the past. Much of the negative information found is from studies many years ago, where data was not relevant to the therapy or those who do not follow the guidelines from doctors who are specifically trained in TRT.
Schedule an Appointment with Focal Point Vitality
The doctors at Focal Point Vitality aim to treat both low testosterone and any underlying conditions you may have so that you enjoy better overall health and can live the best version of yourself. With regular therapy, you can enjoy an increased sex drive and performance, improved mood, better brain function, an increase in muscle mass and loss of fat, improved sleep, and a considerable more amount of energy. What are you waiting for? Contact us today to set up a consultation at our clinic in Phoenix; you will be glad you did!