Improving Men's Health: Exploring Hormone Replacement Therapy for Low Testosterone Treatment
Exploring Different Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men with Low Testosterone
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is often associated with women and menopause, but it can also be an effective treatment for men with low testosterone levels.
In this article, we will explore what men need to know about HRT, including the different types of hormones used, their benefits, and how they can help with symptoms of low testosterone.
Low testosterone levels can cause a range of symptoms in men, including
- low energy,
- reduced muscle mass,
- chronic fatigue
- mental fog
- moodiness, and
- low libido
HRT involves supplementing the body with testosterone to alleviate these symptoms. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is the most common type of HRT used for men with low testosterone levels.
Testosterone replacement can be administered in various forms, including
- patches, and
The choice of testosterone replacement will depend on individual needs and medical history. It is essential to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate type of testosterone replacement for you but we can cover a few issues quickly right here.
Starting with the injections; these are mostly painless and not a big issue. Especially if you are OK with performing the injections on yourself. However, there are supplies to keep up with and you have to remember to 'do something' every single week basically forever. That's not very realistic for some patients. In additional, injections are usually accompanied by an sudden increase of testosterone followed by a significant drop off before the next injection leading to a bit of a testosterone roller coaster.
Gels; the gels are messy and you still have to remember to 'do something' every day. But that is not the biggest issue with gels. The biggest issue with gels are kids. Children cannot come into contact with the gels. Even after you've put it on your body for a while. They can develop hormonal imbalances and issues if they do. For me, that is a deal breaker.
Patches; again, you have to remember to do something every day and I just don't like the idea of the patches having to be worn all of the time. I would think a similar risk of children coming into contact with the patches would exist as well.
Pellets; with pellets like we offer here at Creek Stone Integrated Medical clinic in Amarillo, TX, you get effectiveness and you convenience. The pellets are a constant and steady stream of testosterone replacement and only need to be done once every 3-4 months for females and once every 6 months for males. When combined with a daily supplement, the pellets are extremely effective at easily solving the testosterone imbalance and deficiency issue.
Our patients commonly share with us that the pellets were their gamechanger.
A 2018 study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that testosterone replacement was associated with significant improvements in:
- increased muscle mass and bone density,
- improved mood and energy levels, and
- improved sexual function.
The American Urological Association agrees saying that testosterone replacement can be a safe and effective treatment for men with Low T.
Hormone balancing and optimization can be an effective treatment for men with Low T and can significantly improve the quality of life for these patients. If you think we can help you, just give us a call at 806-355-3000 and let's get started. A simply blood test can tell you if you're a good candidate or if you are not.
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Dr. Jeff Williams, DC, FIANM, DABFP, FMS is double Board Certified as a Fellow in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Orthopedics as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals, Certified in Functional Movement Systems, expert witness in personal injury cases, and chiropractor in Amarillo, TX. As an Amarillo chiropractor, Dr. Williams treats chronic pain, disc pain, low back pain, neck pain, whiplash injuries, and more. Dr. Williams is also the host of The Chiropractic Forward Podcast (https://www.chiropracticforward.com). Through the podcast, Dr. Williams teaches fellow chiropractors and advocates weekly for evidence-based, patient-centered practice through current and relevant research. If you have any questions for Dr. Williams, feel free to email at [email protected] Learn more about Dr. Williams and his practice at https://www.amarillochiropractor.com.
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