Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
Evaluation of low testosterone and treatment needs clinician experience and know-how. A simple “total testosterone” test will often miss the guy who may be struggling with “Low T”.
Low testosterone may cause signs & symptoms such as:
- low sex drive (low libido)
- loss of body hair
- difficulty fathering a child
- weight gain
- erectile dysfunction
- loss of muscle mass or decline in physical stamina
- low or depressed mood
The medical providers at Revital Health Clinics are well versed in assessment and management of low testosterone (“Low T”). Our providers understand the science and literature around TRT that shows the many benefits of healthy/”optimal” testosterone levels. This is why we strive to replace testosterone levels back into optimal ranges, not just “normal”.
Patient presentation and history can often determine the best set of tests needed in order to fully evaluate whether Low T may be the issue. Knowledge and experience in how to interpret those tests is just as important.
If TRT is deemed appropriate treatment can consist of 2 different modes, or options, for therapy.
Option 1 is injection therapy: testosterone injections are given every week , 10 days, or 2 weeks in order to achieve optimal testosterone levels.
Option 2 is topical therapy: testosterone cream or gel is applied to the skin daily in order to achieve optimal testosterone levels.
While we generally prefer the injection method of testosterone replacement, in some cases topical therapy can be just as effective. Pro’s and con’s of each method can be reviewed with the patient to help us determine which is the best fit.
So if you or a loved one has been experiencing any of the above signs or symptoms then contact Revital Health Clinics today to set up an appointment.