Testosterone replacement therapy is on the rise, the number of men prescribed TRT has tripled in the last decade.
So what is the big deal with testosterone anyway? It’s derived from cholesterol, is a steroid hormone called an androgen, and causes the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. It’s mainly secreted by the testicles in males, although the adrenal cortex and ovaries in females also secrete testosterone, though only about one-tenth the amount as in healthy males.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) should be given based on symptoms instead of blood values. If you have no energy, gain fat easily, have trouble putting on muscle, have a low libido, and suffer from depression, you may need TRT.
For human males with intact gonads, testosterone increases during puberty. It deepens the voice, increases muscle growth, promotes facial and body hair, and spurs the sex drive. After the age of 40, men’s testosterone levels usually decrease at least 1 percent every year, a healthy range spans between 250 to 1,100 nanograms per decilitre of blood.
The first thing you need to do is find a doctor who is open to TRT and who isn’t threatened by a client who knows what he wants. Once you find the right doctor, you need to express your desire to get Testosterone Replacement Therapy and then get lab work done.
Lab tests are critical and most guys are paying attention to the wrong things, some lab tests should be ignored completely. These are the ones to pay attention to.
When the doctor explains the testosterone options, find the one that is most suitable for you. Avoid the cream or the gel, the best option is injections.
Testosterone replacement therapy starts to show effects with sexual interest after 3 weeks. Quality of life manifest within 3-4 weeks. Depressive mood improvements become detectable after 3-6 weeks. Erythropoiesis (the process by which red blood cells are produced) are evident at 3 months, peaking at 9-12 months. Changes in fat mass, lean body mass, and muscle strength occur within 12-16 weeks, but can marginally continue over years. Effects on bone are detectable after 6 months while continuing at least for 3 years.
TRT is a fantastic adjunct to a healthy lifestyle. This healthy lifestyle must include a clean diet, minimal alcohol consumption and regular resistance and cardiovascular training. If you do those things, you’ll definitely feel like a massively different person.
Done the right way, the benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy will dramatically enhance your life
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