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Testosterone is the biological substance that gives most young men their masculine swagger and sense of knowing it all. But as men mature, they gain the wisdom to realize that they don’t know it all and sometimes need to ask questions such as if I think I have low testosterone levels, what should I do about that? And by the time in their lives that it becomes appropriate for them to ask this question, which is typically some time after their thirtieth birthday, many men are savvy enough to know that they need to direct this frequently asked question to a medical professional – and preferably one with considerable expertise in the condition known as Low T.
The hormone doctors and urologists who specialize in the treatment of testosterone deficiency are the types of medical professionals who have the specific training and experience to understand what the risk factors are for developing Low T as an adult male. They are familiar with the symptoms that are typically associated with this disorder, as well as with the sophisticated blood testing that is used to correctly diagnose low testosterone levels. This can involve the use of more than one blood test because two different tests are used to measure an adult’s total and free testosterone levels. Yet these tests are rarely used on adults who are exhibiting none of the symptoms of Low T levels; they are used to verify the levels of adults who have developed some or all of its symptoms.
So before you have one or more of these blood tests performed, this is what you need to ask yourself if you have been saying to yourself I think I have low testosterone levels: Do I have any of its related symptoms? Review the following listing of what they are; and if you have been experiencing one or more of them, your doctor may want to have your testosterone levels tested.
Primary symptoms of Low T:
Not only are these symptoms strong clinical indications of the presence of a testosterone deficiency, they can be the direct cause of substantial degradation to an adult’s physical and emotional wellbeing. This is why an ever-increasing number of men are seeking Low T testing and treatment from their doctors.
If your blood testing indicates you were correct in your assumption that I think I have low testosterone levels, the next step will be for you and your TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) doctor to decide if treatment will be medically appropriate and beneficial for you to use. If you have had or currently have prostate cancer, you are most likely not going to be a viable candidate for using TRT. There are also several other medical conditions and diseases that would also make it inappropriate for an adult to use this form of treatment, which your doctor can discuss in greater detail with you.
However, for the vast majority of adult men who have developed a symptomatic testosterone deficiency, medical treatment in the form of a doctor prescribed and supervised TRT program will be both beneficial and appropriate for them to use. In study after study, and after decades of medical use, doctors have been presented with ample clinical evidence of the effectiveness and safety of using male hormone replacement therapy to increase Low T levels. But it must be used properly, which in this instance means only by patients who have been clinically verified to have a measurable deficiency along with symptoms such as the ones listed above – and who are using it exactly as it has been prescribed for them.
And what are the results that these patients who assumed that I think I have low testosterone levels are receiving from their medically prescribed TRT programs? The majority of them are experiencing the reversal of their symptoms along with the replenishment of their energy, virility and vitality at high levels that they have not experienced for years! Most patients report a big change in they way that they feel and look, and it is a change that makes them very happy. However, you should know that there are a variety of treatments that Low T patients can use, and that some of these various forms appear to be more effective than others.
The original form of TRT, and it is still the form that is most popular with patients worldwide, is the use of self-administered testosterone injections. The newer forms of medically prescribed Low T replacement therapy, such as the gels, implanted pellets and transdermal skin patches, have not reached the consistently high level of effectiveness that the use of injections has achieved. You can learn a lot more about the pros and cons associated with the various treatment options available to you from the Low T specialists at Nexel Medical.
One of the most frequently asked questions that TRT doctors are asked to respond to is I think I have low testosterone levels, but is it safe to use testosterone replacement therapy for an extended period of time? It is a very astute question for men to ask because the use of any medically prescribed treatment for Low T is typically going to involve a long-term commitment from the patient.
When a adult’s male hormone levels have fallen below the normal range, that generally indicates that their endocrine function is no longer capable of producing an adequate amount of testosterone to support optimal healthfulness. So the only solution, and it is the one that has been produced by years of dedicated medical and biochemical research, is for that individual to receive a supplemental supply of this critical hormone through the use of a TRT program. It is referred to as a program because it involves the ongoing use of bio-identical male hormone treatments that are typically administered for 6 months and then followed by a cycle of no treatments.
During the off-treatment cycle, patients have their blood levels tested periodically to monitor their testosterone levels; when their levels start to decline, their next cycle of treatments gets underway. This continues for as long as the patient wishes to sustain a healthy male hormone supply and enjoy relief from their Low T symptoms. And in more than a half-century of supervised medical use, TRT doctors have found no evidence to suggest that the long-term use of bio-identical testosterone is anything but low-risk and highly effective. It also reduces an adult male’s risk for developing a number of degenerative medical conditions and diseases that have been linked to having Low T levels.
If you have been saying to yourself I think I have low testosterone levels so what should I do next, then perhaps you would be interested in speaking with one of our experienced TRT clinical advisors at Nexel Medical. You can find out for yourself just how simple and convenient our locally based Low T testing and treatment procedures are, and receive factual and helpful answers to all of your questions about testosterone deficiency.
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