What are the Benefits of TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy)?
Benefits of TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) at The NJ Virility Center vary based upon the pre-therapy low testosterone symptoms and other factors, but they can include:
- Improved muscle mass and strength
- Increased energy and vitality
- Increased bone mineral density
- Improved sexual desire and performance
- Boosted energy
- Decreased irritability and depression
- Improved concentration and focus
- Improved motivation
- Decreased body fat
- Better mood
- Improved erectile function.
How long do the visits take?
Your initial office visit will include a comprehensive history and physical exam. An electrocardiogram may also be performed. Some patients may also have a treadmill exercise test performed. You will be given a prescription for complete blood work. You will return in 1 week for a follow-up and can then begin low T treatments. You can even pick-up your prescription for blood work ahead of time and we will have the results available at your first visit. The first visit will take approximately 30 minutes. Your subsequent office visits for Testosterone injections at the NJ Virility Center will take less than 15 minutes each.
What are the advantages of testosterone injections compared to other methods like patches or gels?
The proper method of testosterone delivery for you is a matter for your physician to determine. However, many find that some gels and patches tend to be messy and less convenient than other treatment modalities. Here at the NJ Virility Center we use only Intramuscular Testosterone Injections because of the clinical effectiveness and convenience of the delivery mode. Experience has shown that gels and patches may require frequent dosage adjustments to obtain medically appropriate blood concentrations and some patients may never absorb enough testosterone from gels and patches to improve symptoms of low T.
What about the relationship between testosterone & prostate cancer?
A common question among patients has been ‘does testosterone replacement therapy cause prostate cancer or more rapid prostate cancer growth?’. All studies thus far have found no greater prostate cancer risk among men who receive testosterone compared to men who receive placebo or no testosterone at all.
When should I avoid testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)?
TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) is not recommended for patients with:
- Breast cancer
- High Hemoglobin and/or Hematocrit
- Untreated obstructive sleep apnea
- Severe benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms
- Uncontrolled severe heart failure