Male Hormonal Health
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Understand the link between your heart, brain, libido and erectile function
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Put a stop to age related testosterone decline and the unwanted of side effects of low testosterone
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and anabolic steroid use/abuse?
While testosterone is classified as an anabolic steroid, the effects and safety of testosterone administration depend on the dosage of testosterone as well as individual factors such as baseline testosterone levels and current health status. The term “anabolic steroid” is often associated with the use and abuse of testosterone by athletes in order to gain a competitive advantage in various sports, including body building. Abuse refers to the administration of testosterone to individuals who are often not testosterone deficient to begin with and/or the administration of very high doses of testosterone, often 2-4 times the amount used in safely administered TRT. This results in supra physiological blood levels of testosterone, exceeding what would occur naturally in an individual through their own endogenous production of testosterone. This can have serious adverse health consequences.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) refers to the administration of testosterone to individuals who have a clinical testosterone deficiency as diagnosed through a thorough medical evaluation which includes laboratory studies of hormone levels. Patients on TRT are regularly monitored by their physicians to ensure that testosterone levels remain within normal physiological range. In short, successful and safe TRT requires regular supervision by physicians who are both ethical and well-trained in TRT.
Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) safe?
The media and the legal profession, both untrained in medicine and TRT, have generated unfounded fears and concerns regarding testosterone replacement therapy. The well-reputed Mayo Clinic, in a review entitled “Testosterone Therapy and Cardiovascular Risk: Advances and Controversies” argue that the failure to administer TRT in appropriate populations will likely compromise public health and place a future burden on the US healthcare system.
“In the absence of large, prospective, placebo controlled studies of several years’ duration, it is impossible to provide any definitive comment on the absolute safety or risk of T therapy with regard to CV (cardiovascular) outcomes. However, review of the literature clearly reveals a strong relationship between higher serum T concentrations, endogenous or via T therapy, as beneficial for reduction of CV disease and CV risk factors. Public health may be harmed not only by inadequate appreciation of an actual risk but also by the failure to offer beneficial treatment for a medical condition because of false claims of risk concerns. On the basis of the current state of evidence, placing restrictions on the appropriate use of T therapy for T-deficient men is likely to result in compromise of public health and a substantially increased future financial burden on the US health care system.“