Though most people are familiar with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in regard to women receiving treatment for hot flashes, memory loss, sleeping problems, and other menopause-related symptoms, many don’t realize that HRT is also available to men experiencing hypogonadism (or low testosterone).
Symptoms of low T can include poor concentration, low energy and sex drive, reduced bone density, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, and rapid weight gain, among others. If you’re curious about how testosterone replacement works, its benefits, or how to find a low T doctor near you, here’s everything you need to know about this type of men’s health treatment:
How Does HRT Work?
Following a comprehensive medical evaluation of your health history and a diagnosis of hypogonadism, your men’s health provider may recommend testosterone replacement therapy to help you find relief from your individual symptoms.
According to the Hormone Health Network, the type of HRT administered will depend on many factors, including the cause of your low T symptoms, your tolerance level, and your cost preference. Your treatment may be performed through one of the following methods:
Benefits of HRT for Men
As men age, they become more prone to low T, though men can also experience its symptoms at a younger age due to certain medications or lifestyle changes. Testosterone replacement therapy may help minimize your symptoms and improve your mood, bone density, energy, and libido: “If testosterone therapy is needed, [the] goal of treatment is to improve symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency and maintain sex characteristics,” (Hormone Health Network).
To ensure you receive the maximum benefits from your individual treatment plan, your EveresT men’s health doctor will continually evaluate and monitor your condition in order to make appropriate modifications, as needed. And depending on your treatment plan, you may notice symptoms relief within as little as 4-6 weeks of treatment (Medical News Today).
Testosterone HRT Near You
Before you can decide whether HRT is right for you, contact EveresT Men’s Health for a complete medical exam to evaluate all areas of your health, including:
Important Vitamin Levels
If you receive a diagnosis of hypogonadism, our team of men’s health experts will recommend a proper course of action that aligns with your goals, addresses your immediate and future health concerns, and leaves you feeling revitalized in your journey to better men’s health. We offer two convenient low T clinics in Woodbury and Plymouth, so you can find the support, guidance, and services you need close to home.