When Should I Go to a TRT Clinic?
If you’re considering whether testosterone therapy is good for you, talk to Dr. Micah Walker, MD, at Men’s Health of Mississippi, about the concerns and advantages. Before recommending testosterone therapy, he will most likely measure your testosterone levels. We are conveniently located at 120 Fountains Blvd #1001, Madison, MS 39110. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.
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It’s completely normal for testosterone levels to decrease as men get older. In fact, it’s been clinically proven that testosterone levels peak around age 20 and begin to decrease, on average, by 1% each year. While some deviations in testosterone levels are natural, consistently low levels of testosterone can result in disruptive medical symptoms that negatively impact day-to-day life.
At Men’s Health of Mississippi, we specialize in hormonal balancing techniques, such as testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), that can help you replenish your lost testosterone stores. Contact us today to find out more about our TRT treatments or book an online appointment.
To qualify for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), you must have two consecutive blood tests that report clinically low levels of testosterone. In addition, you must also report any coinciding symptoms that are cropping up as a result of your diminished testosterone stores.
You may be a good candidate for this testosterone replacement therapy if:
● You’re experiencing sexual dysfunction, decreased libido, and/or poor-quality erections and orgasms
● You’re suffering from muscle depletion
● You’re experiencing unexplained weight gain or weight loss
● You are chronically fatigued
● You’re experiencing cognitive/memory Issues
● You’re experiencing mood swings.
● You’re reporting higher levels of anxiety and/or depression
● You have issues falling asleep or experience poor-quality sleep
● You don’t suffer from sleep apnea (as TRT can make this worse)
● You don’t have cardiovascular issues (as TRT may increase the likelihood of heart attacks, blood clots, or other cardiovascular conditions.
There are different types of TRT available, each with its own pros and cons. It’s important to talk to your attending physician about what method is right for you. Together, you create a treatment plan that achieves your goals without compromising your physical or mental health.
It can be hard to know if your symptoms are the result of low testosterone or if they’re due to a separate medical condition. Talking to your doctor about your unique symptoms, and having them test you for low testosterone and any other potential conditions can offer the clarity you need to pursue the right treatment.
You should consider asking your doctor about potential low testosterone levels if you’re experiencing any of the following:
● Cognitive or memory issues
● Depression and/or anxiety
● Fertility problems
● Hair loss
● Insomnia or low-quality sleep
● Irritability and mood swings
● Low sex drive
● Physical changes in the testicles
● Poor quality erections and/or orgasms
● Unexplained weight gain or weight loss (especially around the midsection)
Your healthcare professional will perform the necessary tests to either confirm low testosterone levels or rule it out.
You may require testosterone replacement therapy if you’re experiencing clinically low levels of testosterone in combination with disruptive symptoms. These symptoms may include:
● Decreased muscle mass
● Difficulty concentrating or remembering
● Erectile dysfunction
● Hair loss
● Insomnia or poor-quality sleep
● Irritability and mood swings
● Low levels of energy
● Low sex drive (libido)
● and poor-quality orgasms
If you have symptoms of low testosterone and two consecutive blood tests show that you have abnormal testosterone levels, a doctor may suggest testosterone replacement therapy. However, if you have low testosterone levels but no symptoms, TRT is not usually recommended.
How frequently you’ll require a testosterone shot will vary depending on your unique medical needs and the dosage you’re receiving. However, it’s most common to receive an injection every 2–3 weeks. Shots may be administered at home via self-injection, or you may need to visit a clinic to get a professional to do it for you.
At ManUp MD, we focus on restoring your testosterone levels so that you can get back to looking and feeling your best. Testosterone replacement therapy is a viable option for those experiencing abnormally low levels of testosterone, and whose diminished levels are hindering their ability to live their day-to-day lives. Contact us today for more information about TRT or book an appointment online to see a specialist at your earliest convenience. We are conveniently located at 120 Fountains Blvd #1001, Madison, MS 39110. We serve patients from Madison MS, Ridgeland MS, Gluckstadt MS, Pocahontas MS, Annandale MS, and surrounding areas.
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