Testosterone Replacement Therapy What To Expect
Not many people are aware of the testosterone therapy and this story is about how Testosterone therapy can change your life and make you confident like never before.
The other day I was sitting with my friends and one of the friends told us about how he was undergoing testosterone therapy. It immediately intrigued all of us when he told about how he is feeling the change in him with the therapy. I wanted to know more about it, so I googled it and figured out a few articles about it with some relevant information about testosterone therapy.
What are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone?
Until that day I was not aware of the fact what the implications of the low testosterone are. I was ignorant of signs of low testosterone. It can adversely affect the mind and reduce self-confidence or make someone depressed, or one might find it difficult to concentrate or have disturbed sleep. There might be a case of declining muscle and bone mass or an increase in body fat, fatigue. One might also face lower sex drive, difficulty in sustaining erections, and fewer spontaneous erections. All this affect our day to day life and our sexual relationship, and our performance at work.
How to get Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
As per a urologist, Dr. Michael O’Leary at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital “In most men the testosterone level is normal and one must not have the prescription without lab test on the basis of general fatigue and malaise.” Having hormonal supplements can trap you and vouch for it as once men began to take testosterone replacement because they tend to feel better and the body stops making testosterone. However, it can pose some risks.
What are the Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
The risks involved with testosterone therapy are relatively low. However, some men might face immediate side effects of testosterone supplements such as acne, swelling in the ankles, disturbed breathing while sleeping. Besides, some doctors also watch for the high blood cell counts that might trigger the risk of clotting. In addition to that, there can be a higher risk of developing heart attacks, strokes and it can be fatal due to cardiovascular diseases.
I figured out from my further readings that most doctors do not recommend testosterone therapy until and unless there are chances of not avoiding it. Men can maintain the energy easily without vouching on dietary supplements or drugs by following a healthy lifestyle such as having a fiber and protein in snacks, walk as much as you can or by pacing up yourselves.
One needs to be cautious and mindful before approaching to testosterone therapy. One needs to have an accurate assessment. Be cautious of various side effects of gels, injections, and patches. Don’t feel shy or frustrated and try to diagnose your symptoms and be aware of them before having any testosterone therapy or supplements talk to your doctor openly and discuss your symptoms. A lab test is a must for measuring testosterone deficiency. One need to follow up with the physician and must consult an endocrinologist.
I have come to the conclusion that one cannot go ahead with the testosterone therapy until and unless one is not sure of the symptoms and lab test. Low deficiency of testosterone needs to have therapy but with caution and keeping in mind the various side effects and not expecting any miracle out of it.