Testosterone is a steroid hormone that impacts body fat, muscle mass, bone density, red blood cell count, mood, and sex drive. Testosterone is not only important for sexual function, but also promotes good bone density and may reduce the risk of many other chronic diseases.
Because testosterone and other hormones naturally decrease as we age, replacement can improve symptoms and quality of life for both men and women.
What is TRT?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is also referred to as androgen replacement therapy or testosterone therapy. TRT can be administered either topically with skin gel or creams, shots, or hormone pellets.
Testosterone gels and creams should be applied at the same time every day to clean, dry skin after a bath or shower. It is usually applied to the shoulders, upper arm, or abdomen, but this depends on the specific prescription you are using. Tell your doctor if you are on medication for diabetes or blood clots or if you take steroid medication since this may interact negatively with the gel.
For those with decreasing testosterone levels, testosterone can also be injected into the gluteal muscles in the buttocks or into the thigh muscles. These testosterone shots are administered once or twice a week and may effectively increase sex drive, decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke, benefit those suffering from erectile dysfunction or other sexual health problems, and improve your energy levels and mood.
Hormone Therapy with Lakefront Wellness
What is Hormone Therapy? Hormone Therapy, or HRT, is a solution to for both men and women to help the body supplement the hormones it is not manufacturing. This therapy can address both low testosterone in men as well as low estrogen in women. Lakefront Wellness is your trusted source…
Am I a Candidate for TRT?
Candidates for testosterone treatment in Lakeland, FL should look out for the following signs of testosterone deficiency:
- Depressed mood
- Less energy
- Less muscle mass and more body fat
- Low sex drive and weaker erections
- Loss of calcium in bones
If you have any of these symptoms of low testosterone levels, you should schedule a lab visit to test your hormone levels. If this test shows suboptimal testosterone levels, you may be a candidate for TRT.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’ve been experiencing symptoms of low-T, visit our team at Lakefront Wellness to see whether you are a candidate for TRT. Schedule a consultation online and start improving your low testosterone symptoms today!