Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone Replacement Therapy or TRT is one of the more rapid divisions of the Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) plan. Testosterone Replacement Therapy refers to just that, the administration of testosterone to individuals who are deficient in this very important hormone. How popular has TRT become? Have you watched television lately, have you seen the commercials talking about "Low T" and have you been left wondering half the time what in the world are they talking about? Those commercials are referring to low testosterone and the treatment of such a condition; unfortunately because "Testosterone" is such a taboo word the advertising has decided to focus on the made up acronym "Low T." Let's be clear, "Low T" commercials refer to low testosterone and the treatment they are referring to is none other than Testosterone Replacement Therapy as that is the only remedy or solution. That is correct, if you suffer from "Low T" or its proper name Hypogonadism then you will necessarily need testosterone and what is testosterone, it is an anabolic androgenic steroid; that is correct, steroids, the same steroids you have been told all your life will kill you and now you're being told something else; if that doesn't make you scratch your head and think things seem fishy nothing will but that is a discussion for another day.
Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy:
If you suffer from Hypogonadism then you may suffer from a host of symptoms ranging from a physical, mental and sexual sense. Men who suffer from low testosterone often find they are losing strength and muscle mass, gaining fat, having difficulty losing fat, they become depressed, they have less energy, less concentration and sexual performance and often desire go flying out the window; sounds great doesn't it; of course not.
The benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy are simply the direct opposite of the symptoms; a solid TRT plan will reverse the symptoms and return the individual back to his original intended state and this includes physically, mentally and sexually as well. Of course with the word "Therapy" many men are often a little skittish; after all, we all have busy lives already and truth be told, hey, we all have lazy tendencies when it's something we don't want to deal with. However, understand TRT is no big deal, we're talking about a few minutes a week, that's all and in most cases you'll be administering therapy at home.
Types of Testosterone Replacement Therapy:
For the TRT candidate there are often many options and while there are many options as is with most things in life one will always prove to be best. To directly increase testosterone some physicians may first opt to go with a Luteinizing Hormone (LH) stimulating rout through the use of a SERM or Aromatase Inhibitor or even hCG but in most cases direct testosterone therapy is needed. For direct Testosterone Replacement Therapy we generally have five options and they include:
- Transdermal Testosterone Patches
- Transdermal Testosterone Cream
- Oral Testosterone Pills
- Subcutaneous Testosterone Implants
- Injectable Testosterone
Of these choices the transdermal forms are quite popular due to their ease of use and in many cases can be enough to get the job done; however, for many men other options will be needed. Testosterone implant pellets are quickly gaining in popularity commonly referred to as Testopel these rice size pellets are inserted under the skin typically in the glute/hip area where they provide a steady release of the needed hormone for approximately 4-6 months. The procedure is painless and can be done in a matter of minutes with one short visit to the doctor.
While these are all fine options none will prove to be more efficient and effective than simple injectable testosterone; nothing will work as fast and nothing else will be nearly as stable. Injectable testosterone is very easy to administer and is typically only needed once every 7-10 days. Depending on your arrangement with your physician you are in many cases be allowed to perform the injections yourself but the option to have it done at the doctor's office is always available. TRT patients who go with the injectable rout will find their low testosterone symptoms dissipated and remedied each and every time; other Testosterone Replacement Therapy options cannot boast such a claim.
Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Safe?
This is the primary question, this is the primary concern of most men; is Testosterone Replacement Therapy safe? With absolute assurance we can emphatically state "Yes" yes it is. No one has ever died due to therapeutic testosterone use; for that matter there have been no recorded death in history due to testosterone use, not even when doses are of a supraphysiological nature as is common in performance enhancement. Numerous studies have shown that the testosterone hormone when administered to healthy adult men does not cause any serious health concerns or problems when responsible use is implored.