Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
1. Trouble getting and maintaining erections
2. Low energy
3. Loss of muscle mass
4. Weight gain
5. Difficulty concentrating
6. Low sex drive
7. Poor sleep
8. Depression or anxiety
9. Mood swings
- Low motivation
Does this sound familiar? Have you experienced some or all of these symptoms? You may have a hormonal imbalance like low testosterone. Anytime in the mid 30’s a man’s natural hormone production begins to decline. It can be caused by a variety of issues like injuries, genetics, lifestyle choices, and environmental factors. Sometimes referred to as Andropause, low testosterone is happening at an alarming rate to younger and younger men. Often times these men seek care from trusted family physicians only to be tested and told that their testosterone level is “normal”. Commonly being told they need to eat better, exercise more, loose weight, get more sleep, or even that they are depressed and prescribed medication that could have serious side effects. Of course leading a healthy lifestyle is important, but hormonal imbalances must be addressed at the same time.
Testosterone is not a vanity drug. Testosterone deficiency is a hormonal problem no different than hypothyroidism or diabetes yet it is stigmatized by some medical providers. Sometimes these medical providers will tell patients that testosterone replacement therapy can cause heart attacks or prostate cancer. These statements couldn’t be farther from the truth. New research has shown that having testosterone levels in the optimal range can help prevent chronic medical problems like metabolic syndrome or diabetes.
At Apex, we specialize in Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Our expert staff will take the time to get to know you, determine your goals, and look for other medical problems that could be causing your symptoms. Problems like diabetes, thyroid disease, anemia, or sleep apnea to name a few can present with similar symptoms. After a thorough history and detailed exam, we will develop a personalized treatment plan utilizing all available formulations of testosterone including injections, pellets, topicals, and oral therapy. If any other problems are identified, we can address those also as part of our Complete Men’s Care mission.