Low Testosterone Treatment: Symptoms vs. Risks

Chances are that you’ve probably already seen one of the many advertisements on television that alluded to all of the symptoms that men with low testosterone (Low T) might suffer from. If you are skeptical regarding advertisements for low T medication and treatment options, then you are not certainly not alone. But, what should you be concerned with regarding this medical condition? Just like any other medication or treatment that your doctor might prescribe, you’ll want to consider all of the possible benefits versus any of the potential side effects.

Low Testosterone Treatment Symptoms

There are many possible symptoms related to men who take Low T medication and treatment. Here are some of the prospective symptoms of Low T treatment:

  • Decreased energy
  • Increase fat
  • Inability to build and maintain lean muscle
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Decreased sexual performance
  • Lowered athletic performance
  • Diminished memory
  • Moodiness
  • Higher cholesterol

Risks of Low Testosterone Treatment

Remember, benefits and results from taking Low T medication can vary between those respective individuals taking the treatment; and just like any other medical treatments, none of the benefits are guaranteed. Those men considering TRT are encouraged to speak with a hormone replacement therapy specialty healthcare providers in an effort to make an informed decision regarding the treatment because of potential risks involved. For instance, some of the most common side effects that can happen with this treatment includes:

  • acne
  • breast enlargement
  • infertility
  • sleep apnea
  • fluid retention

Patients using testosterone should seek medical attention immediately if symptoms of a heart attach or stroke are present, such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Weakness in one part or one side of the body
  • Slurred speech

Action Men’s Health provides physician-directed testosterone and HGH therapy. The group is led by Dr. Frank J. Welch, MD, a board certified Preventive Medicine Specialist, who focuses on improving patient health by addressing the underlying causes of age-related issues, not just treating the symptoms.

Sources: https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=ieFphXi3CpsC&pg=PA48&dq=Low+t+treatment+options&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6obHGh_PMAhVDkJQKHSncC8oQ6AEIKTAB#v=onepage&q=Low%20t%20treatment%20options&f=true


Disclaimer:  Action Men’s Health managed physicians do not provide any prescriptions or medications unless a clinical need exists at the time of physician assessment. Clinical need is based upon the results of a physical examination, required lab work, symptoms, medical history and a consultation by an Action Men’s Health managed physician. Action Men’s Health maintains contemporaneous medical records, readily available to the patient, and subject to the patient’s consent, available to his or her other healthcare provider(s). In case of emergency, immediately contact a physician or go to an emergency room.