Testosterone Therapy: A Solution to Help You Retain Your Vigor.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can increase your muscle mass, sharpen your memory and concentration, improve your energy level and boost a sagging libido. Touted as the ultimate anti-aging formula, TRT has been demonstrated to be the elixir that helps many men regain their virility and the return of youthful attributes.
What is testosterone? What Does it Do?
Testosterone is a hormone produced both in women and men. In men it is produced within the testes. In men it is responsible for sperm production and the emergence of secondary sexual characteristics like facial hair and a deep voice. It is essential for sexual function as well as promoting healthy blood circulation and maintaining muscle mass in the body.
Men begin to suffer a steady decline in testosterone from around the age of 30 which continues for the rest of their lives. By
the time they are 55, around half of men will have some symptoms of a lack of testosterone.
Do diminishing testosterone levels cause the symptoms associated with aging?
Not always. Some men have lower than normal levels without signs or symptoms but other men experience physical and behavioral changes such as:
• Reduced sexual desire and fewer spontaneous erections.
• Insomnia or sleep disruption.
• Physical changes similar to those women experience during menopause. Hot flashes, tender breasts, loss of energy, increase in body fat, reduction of muscle and decrease in bone density and loss of hair are all possible.
• Decrease in motivation or self-confidence. Feeling sad or depressed, or trouble concentrating or remembering things.
What’s Involved in TRT?
There are several Testosterone administration options available; injections, topical, patch or pellets. At Chicago Male Medical Center we offer Bioidentical Testosterone Cypionate injection or topical application.
The Injections are long lasting, precise, given in the buttock, and have a 100% success rate in providing useable hormone. They require a dosage interval of only once each week, and are low in cost.
The Topical Testosterone allows absorption through the skin and is administered in low daily doses. Topical testosterone minimizes and potentially adverse effects in men with a higher sensitivity to testosterone products.
The key to effective and safe testosterone delivery is 1) stay as close to natural (bio-identical testosterone) as possible and 2) take testosterone in small frequent doses.