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Hormones are powerful biological substances that support the optimal function of every human’s essential physiological functions. But do the prescription drugs to treat low testosterone have the same effect on the health and vitality of the patients who use them? The substances that doctors prescribe for treating Low T in adult men are technically not really drugs; they are bio-identical hormone treatments that have been federally classified in the US as controlled substances. A valid medical prescription is required by law in order for people to purchase and use them, but they have been created to have the same biological effect on patients as that of their naturally produced testosterone.
Then why aren’t all medical professionals in complete agreement about how, when or even if they should be prescribed for patients? Well, one reason for this is that some medical practitioners simply are not proponents of hormone replacement therapy programs in general. But among endocrinologists, urologists and the other types of doctors who specialize in the treatment of hormone disorders, the use of TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) for men who have developed unhealthy hormone deficiency symptoms is considered to be an effective and low-risk way to re-establish healthy and desirable hormonal balance.
Just as people have various opinions about the pros and cons of using prescribed medications long-term for chronic health problems, some doctors will continue debating the relative value of using prescription drugs for low testosterone treatment despite the clinical evidence of the last 50-plus years that supports their value. Some doctors have questions whether it is safe for adults to use these bio-identical treatments indefinitely; yet these are the same doctors who will not hesitate to prescribe the long-term use of other powerful drugs for the many different medical problems that their patients have.
So men who have developed Low T symptoms and are considering the use of TRT often need to be proactive about learning about the potential pros and cons of their various treatment options. And one of the most productive and reliable ways for them to do that is to get their information straight from the medical specialists who prescribe TRT for their patients.
One of the most commonly recognized symptoms of Low T is the development of sexual intimacy issues, manifested as a reduced sex drive and erectile function problems. This symptom features prominently in the ads that many men has seen for a prescription treatment called Androgel, which is a topically applied form of supplemental testosterone. Androderm is the name of another one of the topically applied prescription drugs to treat low testosterone. These topical forms are relatively new forms of treatment as compared to the original and for many years the sole form of TRT – which is the use of testosterone injections.
The injectable forms of male hormone treatments are available in various formulations, known as propionate, cypionate and enanthate. These names refer to the various esters that the active ingredient, which is bio-identical testosterone. Enanthate and cypionate are the most widely prescribed forms because they are composed of longer-lasting esters that require fewer injections than the propionate form. Propionate has also proven to be much more likely to cause unwanted side effects in patients than the other two injectable forms of Low T treatment.
Transdermal skin patches are an option that has also been tried by some TRT patients, but instances of skin rashes and other adverse reactions have been reported, making them a less popular treatment option. Implanted pellets that are inserted subcutaneously and last for several months have also been developed; but these have also proven to be less successful than the topical and injectable forms of treatment. The two most popular forms of prescription drugs to treat low testosterone among male patients in the US are definitely the topical and injectable forms.
Pharmaceutical research and development will undoubtedly continue to produce new forms of TRT treatments in the coming years, but thus far nothing has been created that consistently provides the high level of results and low risks associated with the use of testosterone injections. For patients who are responsible for paying the cost of their treatments, it is also an affordable as well as highly effective option for them to use.
In the prescribing of all pharmaceutical drugs for treating their patients, doctors must weigh the potential benefits against any possible adverse effects or reactions that could develop as a result. The same applies for the prescription drugs to treat low testosterone symptoms that doctors recommend. So anyone who is considering the use of TRT should know about both the benefits they can receive as well as the possible side effects they might experience.
First, understand what the benefits are. The use of medically prescribed Low T therapy restores a man’s testosterone levels to the healthy range, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing his symptoms. Treatment delivers a fresh supply of the hormone that is essential in keeping a man virile, vibrant and healthy so patients typically experience a resurgence of all of the physiological qualities they enjoyed when their male hormone supplies were plentiful and biologically available to them. This includes:
These are all benefits that improve health and enhance lifestyle satisfaction, to be sure. But what about the possible side effects associated with prescription drugs to treat low testosterone? Most of these often occur when these treatments are not being used legally or in accordance with the correct medical protocols. The adverse effects can range from very minor and temporary – such as headaches, fluid retention, tenderness at the injection site, or a rash at the site of topical applications – to more significant effects, such as infertility, breast enlargement or an increased risk for developing blood clots.
However, under the medical supervision of a properly managed TRT program, most patients will have a very low risk for experiencing side effects due to their treatment.
We have stressed the importance and advantages of having your Low T tested, diagnosed and treated by an experience hormone therapy medical specialist. We’ve described the many therapeutic benefits and compared them to the relatively low risk for associated side effects of using a doctor prescribed and managed TRT program. But we haven’t yet explained how you and every other man in the US who is suffering from chronic Low T symptoms can locally access a highly qualified testosterone replacement therapy doctor to oversee your ongoing treatment.
Our doctors at Nexel Medical were determined to create an online-based process that would allow for universal access for every adult in the US who required it to be able to receive local testing and treatment for testosterone deficiency. That determination was followed by innovations that streamlined and simplified the entire process, including an accredited online pharmacy source for our patients to use to obtain their prescription drugs to treat low testosterone. We believe that every adult should be able to have the advantage of an experienced and knowledgeable medical specialist, and not just those who were fortunate enough to have a TRT specialist located nearby.
So we made our website into our main office and built an entire team of Low T clinical advisors who are continually available to our patients nationwide for any and all assistance they might require. Our patients have their blood testing and medical exams performed in their local areas, and our TRT doctors carefully review and evaluate all results. When treatment is indicated, our doctors prescribe individual treatment programs for each of patients that are based on their personal therapeutic requirements. Our doctors also provide the required ongoing medical supervision of every patient’s treatment program and are able to make necessary dosage adjustments to the patient’s prescription drugs to treat low testosterone levels. They also supervise the periodic blood testing that is required both during and post-cycle of every patient’s program.
Yet all of this only takes a phone call or email to us at Nexel Medical for getting your diagnostic testing and prescribed treatment program underway. If you still have questions you need answered before you are ready to make a decision about using TRT, we encourage you to contact us for further information with absolutely no obligation to proceed. We simply want to ensure that all adults have access to the factual and pertinent information they are looking for in regard to Low T and its medical treatment.
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