Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone is a hormone which plays a large part in the overall function of the body. It is the hormone behind the driving forces in men’s motivations, desires, goals, muscle and bone strength, libido, personality, mental focus, and so much more. The common belief that testosterone is behind aggressive behavior is false. In fact, a balanced testosterone level helps men deal with stressful situations more easily and improves moodiness. Balanced levels also enhance male personalities. Testosterone levels can dip for several reasons. Low testosterone levels, or Low T, can be the result of many causes. Obesity, stress, chronic illness, and even normal aging can all be contributing factors to low levels of testosterone.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or TRT, addresses low levels by supplementing testosterone through the administration of an injection. While it is important to address and solve the underlying causes of low testosterone levels with your healthcare provider, TRT will help maintain a balanced testosterone levels to ensure a balanced life. At OMC, we have years of experience in advanced endocrinology focusing on TRT. This understanding of the treatment process will help create the right plan for every patient of ours.
Many men have been told TRT is an easy and simple process; however, an effective treatment plan is more complex than just replacing testosterone. Hormones have complex interactions with the body and changing one hormone level can have a domino effect on all other hormonal levels and interactions within the body. To ensure safety, we analyze endocrine and metabolic functions to ensure TRT is effective and safe. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality treatment plan through testosterone replacement therapy, controlling estrogen levels, preserving fertility, supporting growth hormones, and more. Testosterone can improve or detract from one’s quality of life. Our goal, as medical providers, is to improve quality of life by creating an individualized plan to manage hormone levels while treating the cause of low testosterone levels. Because we focus on men’s health, we are uniquely situated to treat a variety of men’s health issues that can be caused or affected by low testosterone.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy typically-but not always-requires weekly testosterone injections and ancillary medication. Medications may include an Aromatase Inhibitor, which reduces the ability to convert testosterone to estrogen. When TRT is used in conjunction with managing the cause of low testosterone levels, the achievement of health potential and goals are maximized. TRT is associated with some risks; however, administration through injection, proper medication regimens, and routine quarterly labs help ensure a safe and effective process of resuming vitality. Several Harvard studies have found when TRT is administered correctly it reduces prostate problems, improves heart health, increases quality of life, and can prolong mortality. At OMC, we provide patients with tailored TRT programs to ensure the highest quality of treatment.