Do you suffer from any of the following?
- Fatigue and poor energy level
- Low sex drive (libido)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased muscle mass
- Body and facial hair loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Low sense of well-being
If so, then you might be suffering from low testosterone (a.k.a. “Low T”) and be an ideal candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. While symptoms of low testosterone can sometimes obvious, they also can be subtle. Testosterone levels decline naturally in men and women as they age over decades. But certain conditions can also lead to an abnormally low level.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?
Testosterone replacement therapy, also called androgen replacement therapy, is approved to treat male hypogonadism (low testosterone or “Low T”), a condition in which the body fails to make enough hormones because of a problem with the testicles, pituitary gland or brain. Men use testosterone to help with fatigue, erectile dysfunction, loss of sex drive amongst several other things. Therapy is overseen by our Nurse Practitioner and Medical Director.
Why Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone levels decline with age. Even men in their early 30's can suffer from low testosterone. Lack of this key sex hormone can cause health issues, including osteoporosis, loss of muscle mass and strength (sarcopenia), and psychological symptoms. While declining testosterone levels tend to be part of normal aging in men, others experience the dip because of disorders of the testicles, pituitary gland and brain that cause hypogonadism. Other factors — such as injury to the testicles, cancer treatments, chronic diseases, and stress — can also contribute to low testosterone production.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy in women?
A woman’s testosterone levels naturally change throughout her life, her
menstrual cycle, and even at different times of the day. A woman with low testosterone does not contain enough to help produce new blood cells, maintain sex drive, or boost levels of other reproductive hormones.
Testosterone belongs to a group of hormones known as androgens. Testosterone levels affect fertility, sex drive, red blood cell production, and muscle mass and fat distribution in women. Most people think of testosterone as a male sex hormone, but everyone requires a certain amount. While males have more testosterone than females, female adrenal glands and ovaries produce small amounts of this hormone.
Symptoms in women:
- muscle weakness
- sleep disturbances
- reduced sex drive
- decreased sexual satisfaction
- weight gain
- fertility issues
- irregular menstrual cycles
- vaginal dryness
- loss of bone density
Causes of low testosterone are:
Testosterone decreases naturally as a woman ages. Levels of other hormones, such as estrogen, also reduce over time, especially when a woman reaches menopause. Around the time that menopause begins, a woman may be more likely to have less testosterone because the ovaries are producing fewer hormones. Also, medications that combat the side effects of menopause can lower testosterone levels.
At Ageless Athletes RX we offer Injectable Testosterone Replacement and are a proud BioTe BHRT certified provider.