5 Questions to Ask About Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Ask a medical professional these 5 questions about testosterone replacement therapy. You can ask one of our professionals here at American Male Medical near Lewisville, TX. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.
Are you considering testosterone replacement therapy for your low testosterone? If so, then you might be about ready to talk to a medical professional. To help you prepare, we’d like to provide you with five questions you should ask a medical professional like one of ours here at American Male Medical. These questions will help you understand the therapy better and decide whether the therapy is right for you. Read on for the questions we recommend asking.
What happens when a man’s testosterone is low?
If you have low testosterone, you should ask a medical professional about the possible effects. The professional will be able to tell you about these effects, and after you’ve learned about them, you might realize you’re experiencing some of them. These effects may include a lower sex drive, a loss of physical endurance, and others. In fact, low testosterone can have certain long-term and serious effects on the body. For example, low testosterone can affect the strength of your bones, and this can eventually lead to a chronic condition like osteoporosis.
How do you fix low testosterone?
You definitely should ask about how the professional treats low testosterone and how the professional could treat you. There could be some lifestyle adjustments you could make, but that might not be enough, and you might need testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). This treatment can help replace the testosterone a patient has lost due to aging or a health problem.
How would I benefit from testosterone replacement therapy?
By replacing lost testosterone, you could get relief from the effects of low testosterone, like issues with muscle mass, bone density, red blood cell levels, or sexual function. You could also get improvements to your sex drive, sexual performance, sleep quality, and energy levels! There could be other benefits too.
With higher energy levels, you may be able to enjoy certain activities more, including sexual activity. And with many of the benefits combined, you could have a healthier sex life and a heathlier life overall. All this depends on your body and your particular case of low testosterone, so you should ask the medical professional what benefits you, specifically, could expect. Also, there are different methods for TRT, like topical testosterone and intramuscular injections, so you should ask the professional about these methods and what you could expect from them.
How long does it take for testosterone replacement therapy to work?
This also depends on you and your case of low testosterone, as well as the method of TRT you get and the regimen you go on. Still, the professional should be able to give you an idea of how long it will take for your therapy to work. Typically, patients experience some effects after about three weeks, like effects on sexual interest and quality of life. The patients also typically experience effects on erections and ejaculations after around several months. The appearance of the maximum effects can vary.
How long can you stay on testosterone replacement therapy?
This is the final question we recommend asking, and it’s an important one. You might be able to stay on the therapy for the long term or even indefinitely, but you’ll want to make sure long term therapy would work for you. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to stay on the therapy for as long as you’ll need it.
That’s it for the questions we recommend asking a professional! We hope you’ll find the questions helpful. If you have any questions for us at American Male Medical, we’d be happy to answer them, or one of our professionals would be happy to speak with you in a consultation. Don’t hesitate to connect with us if you need anything from us at American Male Medical. We serve patients from Lewisville TX, DFW TX, Carrollton TX, Flower Mound TX, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Glendale CA, Los Angeles CA, Irvine CA, Tustin CA, Nashville TN, Brentwood TN, and Oak Hill TN. Looking forward to serve you!