What Is Testosterone and Why Is It So Important for Men?
Testosterone is a steroid hormone that’s mainly produced in men’s testicles. Hormones are signals that tell certain parts of the body what to do.
In men, testosterone helps:
- Maintain bone and muscle strength
- Control fat distribution
- Grow facial and body hair
- Produce sperm
- Fuel sex drive
As men get older, testosterone levels naturally decrease, which can cause undesirable effects. Low testosterone (low-T) side effects include:
- Decreased sexual desire and performance
- Sleep changes
- Physical changes to the body
These effects can also lead to poor emotional well-being in men who have trouble coping with the changes.
What Are Low Testosterone Treatment Options?
Some men choose to begin testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) once they are diagnosed with low T.
The purpose of TRT is to supplement the body with the testosterone it’s no longer producing on its own.
TRT could help in quite a few ways:
- Increase muscle mass
- Increase energy
- Increase sex drive
- Improve mood
What Are the Potential Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
While the potential benefits of TRT sound great, there are also potential risks:
- Sleep apnea
- Acne and skin reactions
- Increased prostate size
- Increased risk of blood clots
Testicle shrinkage and infertility are also possible side effects of TRT, but there’s good news. The Compounding Center offers a solution to help limit testicle shrinkage and infertility (link to HCG for TRT).
How Can I Try Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
1. Talk to your doctor.
First, your doctor should run a blood test. This test will help your doctor diagnose low-T or another condition that could be causing your symptoms.
If your testosterone levels are indeed low, testosterone replacement therapy might be an option.
2. Call the knowledgeable pharmacists at The Compounding Center.
At The Compounding Center, our pharmacists compound a completely customizable TRT gel, which has several benefits for you.
You’ll get a customized TRT dosage.
Brand name products only come in a few different strengths, which means the dose might not be perfect for you.
Because we compound our TRT gel in-house, we’re able to make sure your TRT is completely personalized.
Our customized TRT gel is less expensive than other products.
Many insurance plans like Medicare don’t cover brand name TRT medications.
You’re more likely to get a better price through TCC.
You’ll get personal counseling on how to use our TRT gel.
Our knowledgeable pharmacists will teach you exactly how to use testosterone gel safely.
Our TRT gel is alcohol-free.
Our gel is water-based which improves testosterone absorption through the skin. It contains no alcohol, so there’s no burning feeling or alcohol smell.
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