Testosterone Replacement Therapy: What You Need to Know
As men age, it’s common for testosterone levels to decline. This natural decrease in hormones can lead to a number of issues, such as decreased sex drive, weight gain, and difficulty building muscle. Fortunately, there is a solution: Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). TRT involves replacing the declining testosterone with supplemental doses of the hormone. In this blog post, we will explain what you need to know about TRT.
Signs of Low T
The most common signs of low testosterone levels are
- Decreased libido
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
- Increased body fat
- Lowered energy levels
- Hair loss.
How Does TRT Work?
TRT works by supplementing the body with testosterone, restoring hormone balance and improving quality of life. It may be used to treat conditions such as hypogonadism—a condition caused by low testosterone levels—or symptoms associated with aging. The goal of TRT is to bring your testosterone levels back into balance so that you can experience improved health and well-being.
What Are the Benefits of TRT?
There are many potential benefits associated with TRT.
- Increased energy levels
- Improved sexual function and libido
- Better moods and mental clarity
- Improved strength and muscle mass
- Improved bone density
- Higher red blood cell counts
- Greater overall physical performance
In addition, some studies have shown that men who receive TRT may even enjoy a reduced risk of heart disease or diabetes. Of course, every patient should consult their provider before beginning any form of treatment in order to determine if it’s right for them.
What Are the Risks Associated With TRT?
Sleep apnea is one possible risk associated with TRT; however, this risk is generally very low when following proper dosing guidelines set by your provider. Some other risks may include acne flare-ups or inflammation at the injection site from the use of injectable forms of TRT. Additionally, there are some possible side effects including polycythemia (an increase in red blood cells), edema (swelling due to fluid retention), or testicular shrinkage if excessively high doses are given. For this reason, it is important to follow the dosage instructions given by our provider closely.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy can be an effective way for men over 40 who suffer from symptoms related to Low T such as decreased sexual desire, weight gain, fatigue, etc., to experience relief from these symptoms. By providing supplemental doses of testosterone, patients can restore hormone balance and improve their overall quality of life. However, it is important for all individuals considering TRT treatment to discuss their individual needs with their provider in order to determine if this therapy would be a good fit for them.
Is TRT Covered by Insurance?
Insurance typically covers visits and necessary lab work. A weekly injection is strongly recommended for successful treatment. Unfortunately, the injection isn’t included in insurance coverage and incurs a cost of $300 per dose.
Don’t let your well-being take a backseat any longer! Health Xpress Medical Center in Henderson and Spring Valley, Nevada is providing same-day appointments for Testosterone Replacement Therapy – so why wait? Find out how TRT can benefit you by scheduling an appointment today. Our two locations are open seven days a week to make sure that we provide the care that you need whenever it’s most convenient. Unlock the full potential of your health now with Health Xpress Medical Center!
With the right care and treatment, you can get back to feeling like yourself again. Testosterone Replacement Therapy helps men over 40 treat their Low T symptoms, so they can enjoy a better quality of life. Contact Health Xpress Medical