Should You Go Through With Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Written by on March 19, 2019 in News Flash with 0 Comments

Nowadays, many men suffer from low testosterone levels. It has been reported that men suffering from such indicate low energy levels that directly affect their day to day lives. And in the bed room, they often fail to perform and leave their spouses hanging. Even their mood suffers as a result of the condition. Which begs the question, if testosterone is such a big deal, is there any way that it can be replaced or replenished? As a matter of fact, there is and it is through Testosterone Replacement Therapy San Diego. This article will try to find out if this therapy is right for you. This is not however any replacement for a doctor’s appointment so you should consult a professional first before doing anything drastic.

Before anything else, we should make one thing clear about testosterone levels. Having low testosterone levels, does not automatically qualify you for treatment. Despite the promise, it is still a fairly new development and should be further studied through prolonged experimentation. It is safe to say, however that the short term risks have been identified and medical professionals should provide accurate recommendations. In the long term, however, there are still far too many unknowns that makes some doctors discourage its use. The benefits, as well, are still not as clear as many would have hoped.

To safely undergo testosterone replacement therapy San Diego, a candidate patient should be able to confirm that the cause of the symptoms he is experiencing is indeed due to low testosterone levels. Blood levels should also be put into consideration as these two factors are key in determining the appropriate action. All in all, a doctor who specializes in the field should be able to give you proper guidance on how to alleviate some of the concerns that you are raising regarding the therapy. It might also be useful to get second opinions from doctors of related fields that may offer a different explanation. Only through a thorough prognosis can you ascertain yourself of nature the condition that you are going through.

The Symptoms of Low Testosterone Levels

First, to find out if your testosterone levels are indeed low, you should examine the symptoms that you are exhibiting. The difficult part in this is that, these are not always as obvious as you want them to be. There are cases where these symptoms can be too subtle for you to even consider low testosterone level as the cause. For one, testosterone levels will indeed decline as one gets older. The rate of its decline however is a different story and should be tracked. There are many causes that could speed up these rates that could end up lowering your testosterone level into abnormal levels. There many possible symptoms that one could experience should he be unlucky enough to have the condition are:

  1. Depression – Indeed, low sex drive could cause a depressed state among men. This ties in directly with confidence and many health issues.
  2. Mood Swings – Men who suffer from low testosterone levels often find themselves battling sudden shifts in emotions. Most of the time, it swings towards irritability which makes it difficult to cope with stressful conditions.
  3. Shattered well-being – It is not often that one can feel defeated with no particular reason at all. This however is the culmination of the many symptoms associated with low testosterone levels.
  4. Lack of concentration – Due to many swings of emotion often clouding the brain with unmanageable hormones, it can sometimes make men have a rough time concentrating.
  5. Hair loss – Body hair is a direct result of testosterone signalling the brain to grow them. It is thus easy to figure out that lowering of the level of this hormone will directly affect the growth of such.
  6. Weakening – Muscle mass is often a direct consequence of the levels of testosterone in one’s body. This is the reason why it is easier, most of the time, for men to bulk up.
  7. Drained energy – Summing up all the symptoms can drain a person into a state where he would rather just rest than care at all.
  8. Sex life reduction – As the hormone that directly affects the sexual drive in males, it is observed that lowering the levels of such can lose the sexual appetite of the person in question.

Using these symptoms as guide, a doctor may or may not recommend testosterone replacement therapy San Diego. There are plenty of men that do have low testosterone levels but do not show the symptoms that are listed here. The explanation for this is that, the lowering of their testosterone levels are counteracted by other body functions. The millions of men that are experiencing such should not be undergoing any form of treatment to boost their testosterone levels. And since aging usually lowers the testosterone levels of men, this is considered natural and trying to slow it down can make the patient suffer unwanted consequences.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Options

There are many forms by which a candidate patient can perform the therapy. Each one of these have been scientifically proven and tested to be able to raise the testosterone levels of men.

  1. Injectables – This method will show results the quickest and is also the most direct. The injected testosterone will be administered into the bloodstream and the entry point will be the soft muscles of the body.
  2. Gels – For those who would rather not have the testosterone directly injected to them, another fairly quick way is to consume the testosterone in gel form. Some are specifically applied under noses and some are applied to any skin on the body.
  3. Mouth Patch – The oral tissues can directly absorb testosterone and allows the body to absorb the testosterone.

These methods might seem alien to most that would prefer oral testosterone tablets to lessen the hassle. There is good reason for not having such however as evidenced by negative effects done on the liver by such pills. Basically, these methods are administered so the testosterone can bypass the liver.

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