You’ve likely heard of testosterone, but are you aware of its significance on your overall health? Testosterone is a hormone with plenty of power to affect a man’s overall life and well-being.
Testosterone should consistently remain at healthy levels throughout your life to ensure you’re receiving the benefits of the hormone. When testosterone levels are not where they should be, you may start noticing negative changes in your body and health, both physically and mentally.
Testosterone replacement therapy is a simple treatment with the potential to make a big impact. If you’re interested in learning more about testosterone replacement therapy and what it could do for you, Orchidia Medical Group is ready to help you.
What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that primarily aids in the development of masculine traits. While men rely more on testosterone, women also produce it in the ovaries and adrenal glands, but in much smaller amounts.
For men, testosterone is mainly produced in the testicles and is responsible for:
- Muscle mass
- Facial and body hair
- Bone density
- Production of red blood cells
- Sperm production
- Sex drive
Testosterone production happens most during adolescence and early adulthood, but with age and medical conditions, hormone production slows.
Because testosterone can affect many aspects of a man’s life, a decrease in the production of testosterone can negatively affect physical and mental health as well as relationships and lifestyle.
Signs of Low Testosterone
Signs of low testosterone levels can be obvious or subtle. Some of the most common symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Diminished sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair loss on the face or body
- Low energy
- Cognitive issues, including difficulty concentrating
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of low testosterone, it’s best to get tested. Low testosterone levels can be easily treated, and the benefits are substantial.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Achieve Many Positive Outcomes
Testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT, is a treatment to replace testosterone in the body. There are several ways to administer testosterone replacement therapy, depending on your needs. The most common methods include injections and pellets.
Intramuscular injections involve injecting testosterone directly into the muscle. This method allows the body to absorb the hormone into your bloodstream. We can administer the first shot and monitor your levels to ensure you’re getting the right dosage.
Another popular way to administer testosterone is through implanted pellets. BioTE pellets are carefully placed just below the surface of the skin. The pellets are small, about the size of a grain of rice. After placement, the pellets slowly release hormones for weeks. We can replace the pellets as needed.
While it can seem intimidating to get TRT, the benefits far outweigh any doubts you may have. Below are only some of the significant advantages of getting testosterone replacement therapy.
First and foremost, testosterone replacement therapy can help with overall sexual health.
Low testosterone can affect a man’s sexual function. When levels of testosterone are not where they’re supposed to be, it’s not uncommon for a man to experience erectile dysfunction.
Getting TRT can help with any sexual dysfunction you may be experiencing. It could even help with male enhancement.
Additionally, insufficient testosterone is one of the main culprits of low libido. Testosterone replacement therapy is one of the top treatments to increase sex drive in men.
Testosterone is partially responsible for bone health. As you age, bone density decreases, making bones weak, brittle, and susceptible to injury.
Testosterone replacement can help improve the strength of your bones and prevent conditions like osteoporosis.
Improvement in Mood
It is not uncommon for low levels of testosterone to severely affect a man’s mood. Low levels of testosterone are linked to irritability, mood swings, and other mental health concerns.
Getting testosterone replacement therapy can improve your mood and overall quality of life. Men who get TRT report less fatigue, better overall mood, and more enjoyment of life overall.
Among the many things testosterone is responsible for, it helps with the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells deliver oxygen to the organs and tissues in your body. The heart keeps blood pumping throughout your body, helping to deliver the red blood cells and oxygen needed to keep your body healthy.
Men with better testosterone levels are less likely to suffer from serious medical conditions related to heart health, including heart attacks and strokes.
Who’s a Candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Generally, men in relatively good health but experiencing low testosterone levels are good candidates for testosterone replacement therapy.
If you’ve recently been experiencing a shift in your health, whether physical, mental, or emotional, it’s best to confirm your suspicions and check your testosterone levels. Once you know low testosterone is the cause of your health concerns, you can proceed with taking steps to correct the issue.
A consultation can allow us to get to know you, your medical history, and whether testosterone replacement therapy would be right for you. If you’re a candidate for the treatment, we can tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs.
Schedule a TRT Consultation Today
Whether you suffer from low testosterone levels because of aging or a medical condition, testosterone replacement therapy could be the answer you seek. Going through TRT can have a positive impact on your health and life.
Orchidia Medical Group serves patients in Naples, FL, and the surrounding area. We’re ready to address all of your questions and concerns and discuss how testosterone replacement therapy could help you meet your health goals. Schedule a consultation with our office today.