For most men, age is just a number, and to some extent this is true, some despite their age still think and behave poorly that you wonder whether they have really matured with their age. For some, it means losing the physical prowess they had when they were young but still believes they can get away with the same behaviors they had before, and there are those few who have embraced their age and have come to terms with being old. However, there are only a few men who will admit to that, surveys report that it is when men have reached their seventieth birthday that they accept they are old. On the other hand, it is a reality that when men reach their forties, they do begin to lose their physical virility and strength and this coincides with the decrease in testosterone levels in the body. Testosterone is called the male hormone since it is the primary hormone responsible for the secondary sexual characteristics of males. There is a certain level of testosterone in the body that maintains the muscle mass, strength and even sexual interest of men, and if the testosterone levels decrease below that point, then it could lead to a number of bodily issues for men. Fortunately, there is now a way to fix this such as being offered by Testosterone Replacement Therapy San Diego.
How Will Testosterone Replacement Therapy Help?
Testosterone is a hormone that is being produced naturally by the body through the gonads or sex glands. It is responsible for the manly features of males, it can be said that it makes men look like men. In the past, testosterone was only produced by the body, but the advances in medical technology have paved the way for producing synthetic testosterone which can be taken in by the body. However, at present the synthetic testosterone can only be given via injections, it has yet to be produced in tablet or capsule form not like the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. The testosterone shots will help the body increase the testosterone levels and hence activate the body to its former physique. Hormones are not soluble in water and are absorbed by the body, but without a steady supply, it will also decrease over time, hence the testosterone shots need to be repeated after the first dose. Once, the body’s testosterone levels increase, the body recognizes the hormones and will automatically correct the body such that muscles will form, body fat will decrease, and stamina and strength will also come back to what it was before. More than that, hormones also affect our moods, such that lowered testosterone levels results in depression, frustrations, anger, and anxiety. With the testosterone replace therapy San Diego, all of these psychological symptoms will also go away. Those who have taken the testosterone replacement therapy reported that it instantly made them feel good and confident about themselves. Moreover, this is not some quick rich or quack treatment, it is actually backed by scientific evidence and the procedures for getting one follows a strict protocol.
How To Get Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy is based on the medical procedure of hormone replacement therapy that has been prescribed to women who had their uterus surgically removed for various medical reasons such as tumors and even cancer. With the loss of the ability of the body to produce its own hormones, women had been prescribed hormone replacement therapy for life. It is also prescribed to transgender men who is a candidate for sex reassignment surgery, the patient need the hormones for a year to prepare the body for the surgery. Thus, hormone replacement therapy is a recognized medical treatment and numerous studies have found it safe and effective. Testosterone replacement therapy follows strict clinical protocols, it is not something that you get because you want to. For one, you need to be physically examined and undergo laboratory tests to determine whether you do not have any existing illnesses or conditions, the tests would also determine whether your testosterone levels are low. Most of the symptoms of low testosterone like loss of muscle mass, increase in belly fat, loss of physical strength, loss of libido, depression and frustrations can also be brought about by other conditions or illness like hyperthyroidism. It is therefore important to establish that you do not have any illnesses and that your testosterone levels are actually low before you can become a candidate for the procedure. Although a bit tedious, this process would probably take one appointment and the lab results will either tell you if you need to come back for the shots or not.
If you are indeed suffering from low testosterone levels and you do not have any other health issues, then the Testosterone Replacement Therapy San Diego clinic will schedule your appointment for the testosterone shots and clear it with you so as not to cause any conflict with your busy life. Once, the schedule has been agreed on, you need to submit the documents for your health insurance as thankfully the treatment is covered thus you need not worry about the costs. Then you come in for the testosterone shots, and the procedure takes about twenty minutes, and the great thing about it, is that there is no downtime after the procedure. You can go back to your work or go about your usual activities. You do need to follow the aftercare steps that the clinic has given you, and come back for the next shots until your testosterone levels become normal. It depends on how your body metabolizes the testosterone shots, you might need a repeat procedure after five to six months.
Are There Any Complications?
Testosterone like any other hormone in the body needs to be at a set amount in the body that is optimal for the body’s functioning, too little or too much of any hormone may have ill-effects to the body. For example, too little insulin results in diabetes, while too much insulin will result in hypoglycemia. Thus, complications of side effects of testosterone replacement therapy are only manifested if there is too much of it in the body, which is why it is important to monitor it through laboratory tests periodically if you have had the testosterone shots.