Low testosterone, a medical condition that affects up to 13 million Americans, is one of the most overlooked illnesses in the United States today. Despite the dangers of testosterone deficiency or “low T,” up to 90% of those affected do not seek treatment. If not treated, low T can cause a myriad of issues: increased body fat, decreased strength, chronic fatigue, poor sleep, lowered libido, anxiety, and depression. Some doctors believe that low T can even reduce life expectancy.
There are a number of proposed reasons for testosterone deficiency: lack of exercise, genetic factors, endocrine diseases, and injury to the testes. Regardless of how it is caused, it is important for any diagnosed man (the overwhelming majority of patients are men) to seek treatment as soon as possible. Fortunately, doctors and researchers over the years have developed a variety of treatments for low T. One of the most popular treatments, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), can boost a man’s testosterone levels back to normal levels, which in turn improves his health and increases the quality of his life.
Testosterone replacement therapy involves administering synthetic hormones into the body to replace missing testosterone and to generate new ones. Testosterone can be administered through a variety of ways: injections, gels, pills, and even small pellets that are embedded under the skin. Over time, the body will absorb the hormones, reducing (and potentially eradicating) the testosterone deficiency.
The therapy is offered by many medical clinics around the country. These clinics typically offer flexible payment plans and accept health insurance. The most important thing for these doctors and medical professionals is to treat the patient. They know how debilitating low T can be. Nothing is more important to them than the health and improvement of their patients.
If you notice decreased strength, poor sleep, or other symptoms of low T and suspect of having it, be sure to get tested as quickly as possible. For more information about low T and its treatment, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.