Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT): Benefits and Risks
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can have several benefits for men with low testosterone levels. These benefits can include improved energy levels, increased sex drive, improved quality of erections, increased bone density, increased muscle mass, improved mood, improved cognition, and improved cardiovascular risk factors. It can take anywhere from 4 weeks to several months to see positive changes from TRT, and it is typically a lifelong treatment.
However, it is important to note that TRT is not a cure for low testosterone and it is not without risks. The FDA does not recommend using testosterone to treat natural aging-related testosterone changes due to the potential increased risk of certain health issues such as prostate cancer and heart disease.
If you are considering TRT, it is important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits. They can help you determine if TRT is right for you and develop a safe and effective treatment plan.
Here are some of the benefits of TRT:
Improved energy levels
Increased sex drive
Improved quality of erections
Increased bone density
Increased muscle mass
Improved cardiovascular risk factors
Here are some of the risks of TRT:
Increased risk of prostate cancer
Increased risk of heart disease
Increased risk of liver disease
Increased risk of blood clots
Gynecomastia (breast growth in men)
Doctors also monitor for high red blood cell counts which could increase the risk of clotting.
This information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis.
If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, it is important to talk to your doctor or Doctor Okojie. They can help you determine if you have low testosterone and discuss treatment options with you.
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