How testosterone replacement therapy in Utah works
March 15, 2021at7:00 AM
Low testosterone is a common symptom of age. However, many men are uncomfortable talking about, or even addressing, this common medical condition. And, if you think you may be experiencing the effects of low testosterone, then rest easy. Because there are plenty of ways to resolve this medical issue!
At Mount Olympus Healthcare, we’ve been providing the premier testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in Salt Lake City, Utah for years. We offer hormone therapy services for both those transitioning and those simply experiencing the effects of age. We promise to be available when you need us, and we promise to provide the support and attention you need to feel comfortable talking about this vulnerable condition.
Here’s how testosterone replacement therapy works.
What is TRT used for?
TRT has a wide range of applications. The benefits it yields include:
Increased energy levels
Increased bone density
Increased strength and muscle
Facial and body hair growth
Red blood cell production
If you have an issue with any of the above, it’s time to consider testosterone replacement therapy in Utah. And, at Mount Olympus, we ensure discretion and a comfortable atmosphere.
How testosterone replacement therapy works
Firstly, it’s important to know there are common symptoms that might indicate you have low testosterone. Especially if you experience them in conjunction, it’s a good reflection of your current testosterone levels and may be a biological suggestion to get them checked.
Declining muscle/bone mass
Increased body fat
Swollen or tender breasts
Flushing or hot flashes
Lower sex drive
Fewer spontaneous erections
Difficulty sustaining erections
These symptoms and more are a good indicator you should consider TRT in Utah and get your levels evaluated.
What it is and how it works
Basically, if your body doesn’t produce enough testosterone (as is wont to happen over time), it’s common to experience any or all of the aforementioned symptoms. Essentially, getting testerone replacement therapy in Utah is a way of returning your testosterone levels back to where they should be. Or, if you’re transitioning, reaching your goal levels!
If you suspect you might need TRT in Salt Lake City, Utah, typically you’ll get your blood tested. These tests will reveal if you’re experiencing a drop in testosterone by measuring the level of hormones. If you are, indeed, experiencing a drop in testosterone, there are a few different methods of administering your TRT.
The first is through a transdermal patch. The medication on the patch is absorbed through your skin and enters your bloodstream. It’s applied to your arms, back, or abdomen. You want to avoid bony or oily areas of your body.
There is also a testosterone gel. It’s usually rubbed onto the arms and shoulders (and, on occasion, the nose), and it works similarly to the transdermal patch. The medication is absorbed through your skin and into your bloodstream.
Now, particularly when treating erectile dysfunction, there is an alternative. Testosterone injections are particularly effective, though they’re more intense. And, especially if you’re transitioning, this is recommended.
Lastly, there is one other method of administration. There is also an oral method, which involves rubbing a gel on your gums. At Mount Olympus, we assure you we’ll take what you’re most comfortable with and your condition into consideration before making any recommendations.
Contact us now to get started with your TRT!
If you need testosterone replacement therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mount Olympus Healthcare’s your best bet. You won’t get the attention and time we’re able to provide from your run-of-the-mill doctor. So, please, contact us now to book your initial, hour-long consultation to get started! We pride ourselves on providing easy answers to those hard questions.