Testosterone Therapy

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What is testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), is a hormone replacement therapy often prescribed to counter the effects of male hypogonadism, or low testosterone production.

Testosterone plays a key role in masculine development and ongoing health. Men suffering from low testosterone or male hypogonadism, do not produce enough testosterone. In adult males, hypogonadism may alter certain masculine physical characteristics and impair normal reproductive function. Low testosterone can also cause mental and emotional changes. As testosterone decreases, some men may experience symptoms similar to those of menopause in women.

Low testosterone levels inhibit more than sexual function. Testosterone contributes to red blood cell production, muscle mass and bone strength. It is a factor in mood, clarity of thought and concentration.

TRT can help men with low testosterone regain sexual function, support overall health and energy levels, as well as mood and mental function.

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4 out of 10 men over the age of 45 have low testosterone.

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How does the Testosterone Therapy work?

When the body no longer produces sufficient amounts of testosterone, replacement therapy is an option.

The testosterone replacement is achieved by absorption through the skin (transdermal or topical) or direct injection (subcutaneous) into the muscle mass or under the skin.

Hormone delivery options include:

Skin patch (transdermal)

A skin patch is similar to a nicotine patch. It’s worn on the arm or upper body, and is changed every day. The patch continually distributes testosterone in a controlled release through the day.

Mouth patch (transdermal)

This “patch” is actually more of a tablet. It sticks to the upper gums near the incisor. The tablet slowly dissolves and must be replaced during the course of the day. Testosterone is delivered continuously to gum tissue.

Gels (topical)

There are several brands of gels that may have different application methods. Testosterone is absorbed directly through the skin by applying the clear gel on your skin once a day, either the body or in the nose. Gels can also be applied using a pump that that dispenses testosterone in the amount prescribed by your doctor.

Injections and implants (Subcutaneous)

Testosterone can also be injected directly into the muscles, or implanted as pellets under the skin. The pellets slowly dissolve, releasing the hormone into the bloodstream.

The delivery method will be selected by the physician and patient.

Benefits

The ideal outcome from TRT is to regain sexual function, energy and optimal physical wellness. Some men experience a strong change. Others get limited benefits.

Many men report improvement in energy level, sex drive, and quality of erections. Testosterone also increases bone density, muscle mass, and insulin sensitivity in some men.

Men also often report an improvement in mood from testosterone replacement. They may be able to focus better, and see improvements in memory and cognitive skills.

Other benefits include:

  • Increase in libido
  • Increase in fat-free mass
  • Prevention of osteoporosis
  • Decline in symptoms of fatigue and depression

In most cases low testosterone is treated and physical and mental performance is restored.

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Results

Changes in erections/ejaculations may require up to 6 months of testosterone replacement therapy. Effects on quality of life manifest within 3-4 weeks, but maximum benefits take longer. Effects on depressive mood become detectable after 3-6 weeks with a maximum after 18-30 weeks.

Getting started

Each of the treatment options provide adequate levels of hormone replacement. Each has side effects and advantages and disadvantages. The choice of hormone replacement therapy is best made with a thorough discussion between you and your doctor. This can be discussed at the testosterone replacement therapy consultation.

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FAQ

How soon will I start to feel the effects?

Typically, men can start to feel a boost in mood, sexual function and energy levels within a month of treatment. Regaining muscle mass and strength may take longer, depending on your commitment to exercise.

Are there reasons why I should not try TRT?

We don’t recommend TRT for people with the following conditions:

  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Sleep apnea
  • Congestive heart disease
  • Prostate cancer or elevated prostate specific antigen
  • Severe urinary conditions
  • Studies have shown that testosterone replacement can worsen these conditions.
    TRT can only benefit those who have low testosterone.

Are ther any side effects from TRT?

There is insufficient research to fully understand the long-term effects of TRT. Low level side effects can include rash or itching where a gel or patch is applied. There are some concerns related to heart attack and stroke.

Though not empirically proven, there is concern that TRT might stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Medical providers agree that monitoring patients is an essential element of a responsible treatment plan.

Can I get TRT to help with weight lifting?

No. TRT is a clinical treatment for a medical condition. Individuals receiving TRT should not be taking any steroids or other muscle enhancers. Please make sure your doctor is aware of all your prescription medications and over the counter supplements.

Is this male menopause?

Testosterone is classified as an androgen hormone. Declining testosterone levels are sometimes referred to an andropause. Like menopause in women, when men move past middle age, there are undeniable changes in their bodies and minds.

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Dr. Steinberg is one of very few doctors in Quebec who can help men with TRT. This is a relatively new field and most doctors either lack knowledge or desire to educate themselves on this critical issue for so many men.

In Most Cases Low Testosterone Is Treated And Physical And Mental Performance Are Restored.

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