• Is Testosterone Supplementation Safe?

    on May 1st, 2019

You’ve always been a risk taker. Within reason. You’ll only pedal-to-the-medal when you’re on a lonesome highway with no other drivers in sight or sound.

But all the press about testosterone replacement therapy lately has got you wondering. On the one hand, boosting your metabolism and your performance in the bedroom sounds beyond awesome. On the other hand, you’re a healthy guy, and you don’t want to do anything to undermine that.

The experts at Men’s T Clinic in Dallas, Frisco, The Colony, Houston, Cypress, Pearland, and Pasadena, Texas, know just how you feel. That’s because they’ve been there too. In fact, they started Men’s T Clinic because they all suffered from hypogonadism (low testosterone), and wanted to help men like you step back fully into their lives again.

Only get T if you need it

A analysis of various studies on TRT demonstrated that testosterone supplementation was safe when appropriately prescribed for clinical cases of hypogonadism. If you’re a bodybuilder looking for six-pack abs through easy injections, the Men’s T Clinic isn’t for you. We only prescribe TRT for men with clinically verified hypogonadism who have no risk factors for prostate cancer and don’t plan to have children.  

Your first appointment at Men’s T Clinic consists of a thorough physical examination and a blood test to identify possible underlying medical conditions and to determine your testosterone (T) levels. Normal T levels range from 350-1000 ng/mL. However, if you’re on the low side of normal and have symptoms, you may be eligible for TRT.

You can’t fly blind

Testosterone is a powerful hormone that can have both positive and negative effects. The right dose of T can help you:

But too high a dose could trigger side effects, including acne and breast enlargement. The plethora of over-the-counter creams and other topicals that contain T deliver doses that vary depending on the application and strength of the formula. Your doctor can’t monitor your dosage as well through these methods as he can through injecting T.

At Men’s T Clinic, you receive weekly injections and regular blood tests, so our doctors can be sure you’re responding well and aren’t having side effects. Once your doctor determines the right dosage, you may be able to switch to a T pellet, which is inserted into your hip and left in place for months at a time. However, you still need to come in for regular blood tests to be sure the dose continues to be safe and effective.

You’ll stop making your own T

When you start TRT, the extra T signals your body that it doesn’t have to produce that hormone anymore. You can’t just get a shot of T and expect great results. Once you’re on TRT, you have to stay on the therapy to maintain your benefits.

If you do want to stop TRT, your Men’s T Clinic doctor helps you do so gradually. When your Men’s T Clinic expert weans you from TRT, your body slowly begins to produce its own testosterone again, but only at the levels that it did before you started TRT. Whatever symptoms you had at that time will return.

To find out if TRT can help you get back in the game, give us a call or use our online contact form.

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