Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Right for You?
Although hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often associated with menopausal women, men can also benefit. As many men age their testosterone levels begin to decrease, resulting in many of the common signs of aging. Testosterone replacement therapy can help decrease and even reverse several of these symptoms.
If you are suffering from testosterone deficiency, you are not alone. Overall, an estimated 40 percent of men over the age of 45 have low testosterone –that’s approximately 13.8 million men in the U.S. Yet men with low testosterone have symptoms that are often denied by the client and ignored by their primary care provider.
Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy may Include
- Increased energy
- Increased sex drive
- Improved recovery from exercise/activities
- Increased stamina
- Improved erections
- Improved memory and concentration
- Improved skin health and appearance
- Better sleep
- Increased motivation
- Increased frequency of erections
- Increased lean muscle
- Improved mood
- Decreased body fat
- Increased strength
- Decreased cholesterol
- Increased bone mineral density
- Decreased risk of cardiovascular disease
- Increased bone density
Timeline for Results
Most men will experience results quickly. Though everyone is different here is what you can generally expect:
Around Week 1: You may notice increased mental alertness and improved memory. Men have described it as “a fog lifting”.
Around Weeks 2 & 3: You may notice increased drive in all aspects of your life including sex drive. Many report increased energy, mood, and motivation. All of these should continue to improve with treatment over time. Hot flashes and night sweats should also resolve.
Around Weeks 3 & 4: Most clients start noticing dramatic differences. Some men will notices the return of morning erections and will in general think about sex more, noticing even greater increase in sex drive. Men that exercise regularly may notice that they feel stronger and notice an increase in muscle mass. Workouts, exercise, and recovery from all activities will be easier.
Around Weeks 5 & 6: You may begin to notice physical changes when you look in the mirror such as decreased fat and more defined muscles. These changes may be even more noticeable over time with continued treatment and exercise.
Our HRT Clinic in Columbus, GA
At 1513, we aim to provide a professional but relaxed environment for the evaluation and treatment of low testosterone. We want to make the experience as easy and convenient as possible—that’s why we provide in house labs. We evaluate you, the client, as a whole, not just treating lab values.
Our initial evaluation includes a medical history, complete physical, and extensive lab panel to rule out other possible causes of the symptoms you are experiencing. Visit our FAQs page to learn more.
Find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Call (706) 801-4132 to schedule your appointment today.