Testosterone is a male sex hormone that is necessary for the development of reproductive tissues such as the prostate and testes. It also plays an important role in muscle and bone development, as well as sexual function. Testosterone decline in men can have adverse effects on their physical, emotional, and sexual well-being.
In this article, Synergy Medical will help you understand what Testosterone Replacement Therapy is, how it is done, and what its benefits and possible side effects are.
What Testosterone Replacement Therapy Is?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), also known as Androgen Replacement Therapy, is a treatment widely used for men suffering from reduced testosterone levels. It is a form of hormone therapy that exogenously supplements or replaces a man’s testosterone. It treats various medical conditions among men – it increases their libido for sexual function, improves muscle strength, increases bone strength and density, and more.
TRT is mostly used to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the body does not produce enough hormones essential for masculine growth and development. Hypogonadism also occurs in women and can also affect their sexual and overall health.
During your first visit to Synergy Medical for a TRT, we will review your symptoms, medical history, medications, allergies, and previous treatments that you have tried. Our medical providers will determine if hormone pellet therapy is right for you. If you are confirmed to be eligible for treatment, we will conduct lab testing for CBC, CMP, thyroid levels, and estrogen/testosterone levels.
In general, testosterone replacement therapy is administered depending on your medical needs and lifestyle. It can be through oral medications, creams, transdermal patches, or injections.
At Synergy Medical, our healthcare practitioners will also provide any pre-care and post-care instructions as well as recommendations for follow-up labs.
Benefits and Side Effects of TRT
Synergy Medical’s testosterone replacement therapy helps patients with their overall health. We treat patients who have common symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as insomnia, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, and fatigue, as well as loss of libido, memory, and muscle.
TRT helps increase men’s sperm count and volume. It also helps address testosterone level imbalance caused by genetic disorders, damage to sex organs from infections and surgeries, and other autoimmune conditions. There are also various non-medical uses of TRT, and these include reducing weight, increasing energy levels, and enhancing muscle strength and bone development.
However, despite all its benefits, TRT also has some risks. Common side effects seen and experienced after this treatment include acne, swelling, difficulty breathing while sleeping, and risk in blood clotting due to red blood cell increase.
Some studies indicate that TRT can stimulate prostate cancer cells’ growth and can be a risk for people with heart problems. So if you ever experience any of these after your treatment, be sure to visit your doctor right away.
Males who have prostate cancer or anyone with breast cancer cannot undergo TRT. Those with sleep apnea, urinary tract problems, or heart conditions are also not allowed to have this treatment. Make sure to consult your doctor and disclose all relevant medical information before getting a TRT or proceeding to any type of treatment.
Hormone Replacement Therapy at Synergy Medical
As a Certified BioTE provider, Synergy Medical’s Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is beneficial to both men and women. It helps relieve hot flashes and night sweats to help you sleep better. It also increases energy and boosts libido for enhanced sexual desire and performance. Other advantages of HRT include easing vaginal dryness, helping prevent heart disease, and lowering the chances of dementia. It is also highly beneficial to your overall health as it promotes weight management and helps prevent fractures from thinning bones.
Whether you need TRT or another hormone replacement therapy, we will assist you in determining the best treatment option according to your needs. Book an appointment with us now! Age healthier and enjoy the benefits of having balanced hormones with the help of Synergy Medical.