Men who suffer from testosterone deficiency (otherwise known as low testosterone or “low T”) notice heavy symptoms early on. Increased body fat. Decreased muscle mass. Chronic fatigue. Poor sleep. Depression. Etc. If left untreated, these symptoms can get worse over time to the point of becoming debilitating. In fact, some research suggests that low T can even cause a drop in life expectancy. Medical experts urge anyone who suspect having low T to seek medical testing or treatment immediately.
The good news for the 13 million men in the United States who have low testosterone is that there are treatments available for the affliction. One of them, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), is a recent yet highly effective treatment that can get patients up and running again in a matter of weeks. TRT involves the administration of hormones into the body in order to restore testosterone levels back to normal. The hormones can be administered in a number of ways — injections, pills, gels, creams, and even small pellets embedded under the skin — and are usually done so for long periods of time. It is not a “quick fix” solution by any means but overall, it is very effective in fighting low T and is being used by medical professionals across the country.
A question inevitably comes into patients’ minds when considering TRT: How safe is testosterone therapy? The answer is an emphatic yes, the therapy is very safe. TRT has come under fire recently by some critics who claim the therapy has bad side effects. However, many other researchers have found that the therapy is safe in addition to effective, putting the minds of millions of men at ease.
If you suspect having low T or suspect someone else, be sure to have it tested immediately. Low T is not something to ignore or trifle with. How safe is testosterone therapy? Very. How bad can low T get when left untreated? Very, very bad.