Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Did you know that low testosterone (T) affects over 4 million men and becomes more common as they age?
Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Dr. Seltzer has been treating low testosterone for over 15 years. He believes that when a man with low testosterone receives treatment, it can change his life. Low testosterone can appear differently in each person. Below are a few signs and symptoms to be aware of.
- decreased sex drive
- trouble concentrating
- decreased muscle mass
- fat gain, especially around the middle
- hair loss
- difficulty putting on muscle
- low bone density
- sleep problems
Key Benefits of TRT Include
- Increased energy
- Increase concentration
- Enhanced sex drive
- Fat loss
- Muscle gain
- Increased strength and performance
- Better mood
- Increased bone density
- Better sleep
Diagnosis, Treatment Options, and Risk Factors
Once we suspect you are suffering from low testosterone, Dr. Seltzer will order bloodwork to determine your levels, as well as other tests to monitor for side effects. Your level of testosterone and your symptoms will guide the appropriate treatment.
There are a variety of different ways to replace testosterone. These include injections, patches, creams, gels, and capsules. You and Dr. Seltzer will discuss which form is the most appropriate for you.
As with any treatment, there are always risks and side effects. Risks of testosterone replacement therapy include a thickening of the blood, water retention, worsening of sleep apnea, acne, and possibly an increase in prostate size. However, it does not appear that testosterone replacement therapy increases prostate cancer risk.
TRT is a big decision which is why we encourage our patients to read Androgens: Clinical Research and Therapeutics and Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Prostate Cancer.