Testosterone is a natural hormone found in the bodies of both men and women. Men have more of it since it plays a very important role in male reproduction.
In males, testosterone:
- Assists in the development and enlargement of reproductive organs and other secondary sexual characteristics
- Causes an increase in muscle mass and strength
- Increases bone strength and density
- Promotes production of sperms
- Improves sexual drive (libido) and function
In females, testosterone:
- Helps in development of some sexual characteristics
- Promotes bone and breast health
- Improves sexual desire and function
The hormone also plays a role in reducing pain, increasing immunity, cardiovascular health, and athletic ability. It improves general health and well-being, including mood and cognitive ability.
Testosterone is necessary for both men and women to survive and function well, especially sexually. The crucial role it plays means that our bodies will be adversely affected if testosterone levels are low.
That is why testosterone therapy has become increasingly popular in America today. Our clinic offers expert services in consultation, testing, and treatment of testosterone-related disorders to both men and women at affordable prices.
Want to know more? In the next lines, you’ll find everything you need to know about testosterone therapy, benefits and risks of TRT, how safe is testosterone therapy, cost, results and more.
Are you a candidate for testosterone therapy?
Testosterone deficiency also called hypogonadism affects approximately 40% of men aged 45 or older. After 40 years, the levels of testosterone begin to reduce, and eventually, symptoms appear in what is known as age-related hypogonadism. This is because the body produces less testosterone with age and other changes within the body that affect the hormone’s availability and functioning.
Other factors that can contribute to hypogonadism include chemotherapy, radiation, physical injury to the testes, genetic disorders, and others. Metabolic changes in these diseases are associated with reduced sexual function due to low testosterone levels.
How can you know that you have a testosterone deficiency? These are some of the significant symptoms of reduced testosterone function:
- Decreased sexual drive
- Extremely low levels can cause erectile dysfunction and sometimes even infertility
- General body weakness and fatigue
- Fluctuating moods, depression and reduced concentration
- Changes in body fat, bone, and muscle strength
If the problem is left untreated, it might lead to permanent effects on physical, psychological, and sexual function. This is because testosterone is involved in the functioning of multiple body organs. Therefore, low T can have detrimental impacts on the quality of life.
If you have any of the above symptoms or suspect that you might have low testosterone levels, you can get in touch with our clinic and get expert help. FDA informs that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) should be initiated where levels of testosterone are low, and symptoms of this deficiency are present.
Testosterone therapy has also been used to treat women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), which is characterized by low or absent sexual desire.
Currently, testosterone is highly controlled due to its widespread illegal use in athletic boosting. Therefore, testosterone is available only under prescription mainly from urologists or endocrinologist.
Is testosterone therapy safe for men and women?
Testosterone therapy for men aims to raise testosterone levels in the body to normal and at eliminating the symptoms of low testosterone, thereby improving the quality of life.
Clinical trials made by Tongji University School of Medicine shows the effectiveness and safety of testosterone replacement therapy for men with hypogonadism. TRT is safe for as long as it is done correctly, and, in the assessment of a doctor, no external risks are present.
Replacement therapy with testosterone is not recommended to people with:
- Prostate cancer
- Cardiovascular diseases
On the other hand, testosterone therapy for women is useful not only for restoring lost sexual function. Also, a recent study suggests that usage of testosterone therapy in postmenopausal women is positively associated with the prevention of breast cancer risks.
Testosterone should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women
What are the benefits of testosterone therapy
Replacement therapy with testosterone has been shown to have the following proven benefits:
- Increased muscle mass and strength
- Decreased body fat which lowers the risk of heart diseases
- Increased insulin sensitivity and reduced sugar levels which lower the risk of diabetes
- The increased bone mass density which lowers the risk of osteoporosis
- Improved sexual drive and function including better erectile function
- Better mood and cognitive function
What are the possible testosterone replacement therapy risks?
Several studies have been done on testosterone therapy risks, and the conclusion is that side effects are extremely rare and happen mainly when other risks are involved. Some of the side effects for which testosterone has been studied and which can occur after overdose or misuse include:
- Prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate (BPH)
- Breast cancer (in both men and women)
- Enlarged breasts in men
- Masculinization of women sometimes resulting in infertility.
- Skin changes showing in the form of acne and swellings
- Heart and liver diseases
The danger is more significant in testosterone use without a prescription or when injections are done without medical supervision since it can result in overdosing and sometimes even death.
Anyone requiring testosterone therapy should seek medical assistance to avoid the occurrence of safety accidents. Our clinic specializes in offering legal treatment, and we ensure that every patient on testosterone therapy at our clinic is safe.
Types of testosterone therapy
There are various forms of testosterone treatment available on the market. They can be given orally, by injection and other methods of administration. These forms all differ in formulation, dosing, frequency, and safety profiles.
However, oral forms have been associated with a higher risk of liver disease and cancer. Their efficacy is also affected by several factors involved before the drug reaches the bloodstream, such as liver metabolism and food.
Testosterone patches placed on the skin have also been found to have a high risk of causing prostate cancer and an enlarged prostate in men (BPH).
Testosterone injections are, by far the safest and most used and effective forms of testosterone therapy. They have also been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease appearance more than all other available formulations.
In our clinic, we respect the patient’s right to choose the most appropriate product and treatment protocol after being provided with information about the various treatment options available.
How much does testosterone therapy cost?
Testosterone replacement therapy cost varies widely because it involves two stages: diagnosis and treatment.
Before a testosterone prescription is written, the physician has to confirm low levels of testosterone and the presence of symptoms associated with that deficiency. The cost of diagnosis therefore includes:
- Consultation with the doctor
- Blood tests
- Physical examination
Once you get the prescription, our clinic then allows you to choose the form of treatment you wish to undertake. Different forms have different prices, and we also conduct follow-up to ensure the treatment is working, and no risks are involved. Some of the testosterone therapy risks for which we monitor include:
- Prostate health changes in men
- Blood function changes (testosterone plays a role in blood production)
- Cardiovascular function to reduce the risk of heart disease
Our clinic offers the lowest prices for testosterone therapy with qualified consultants and approved treatment options
We understand the burden this treatment can have, and therefore we offer the services at the most friendly and affordable prices. Get in touch with us today and get a free consultation with our experts about TRT and other services.
Testosterone therapy timeline and results
Testosterone therapy results, although definite, may take time to show. An increase in libido and improvement of sexual performance occurs first and may be seen within the first six weeks of therapy.
Other effects like reducing body fat and gaining lean muscle may not be visible immediately, and it usually takes about 3 to 12 months to notice improvement.
Therefore, it is important to remain consistent with the treatment once started until normal levels of testosterone are reached in the body, and the results of treatment are visible.
Our clinic specializes in long-term testosterone injections, which are given at long intervals, and the drug is released at a slow rate into the blood to prevent overdosing. This is the safest and most effective form of testosterone therapy. Get in touch with us and benefit from our quality services today.