Testosterone replacement therapy is used to treat both men and woman who are exhibiting the symptoms of low testosterone. While testosterone injections can be used to treat men and women, they are most often used to treat men over 35 who may be showing the signs of low testosterone. Some of the signs to look for which may indicate that you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy include:
Irritability and other mood swings
Memory and cognitive difficulties
Erectile dysfunction and a drop in sex drive
As a man grows from childhood to adulthood, testosterone naturally increases, till it peaks at adolescence. Soon after adolescence, testosterone levels start to drop. By the time most men are over 35, they can start to feel the impact of declining testosterone levels, and experience some or all of the signs of low testosterone listed above.
Why Would I Need a Prescription for Testosterone Injections?
Testosterone replacement therapy in the form of testosterone injections, is used to return the free testosterone in your blood to more normal levels. There are other forms of testosterone therapy available — most notably gels, creams, and patches – but our doctors have found testosterone injections to be the safest, and most reliable methodology of delivering replacement testosterone for men.
If you are experiencing the symptoms above, and think you may be a candidate for testosterone injection therapy, it is very important that you see your doctor and have your testosterone levels evaluated. Many of the signs of low-T, particularly muscle loss and erectile dysfunction, could be related to other, more serious medical conditions.
Once you are tested and properly diagnosed with low testosterone, your doctor can write you a prescription for testosterone injections. The only way to get testosterone injections is with a prescription from your doctor. Once you start taking testosterone injections you can expect to experience many life altering benefits.
What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Injections?
Once you begin to boost your testosterone levels with your prescription for testosterone injections, you will see improvements in many areas of your physical and emotional health. Here are some of the top benefits patients see from taking testosterone injections.
Improved Sex Life
One of the very first benefits that men who are taking testosterone replacement shots notice is an improved sex life. Testosterone is instrumental in the male sexual response. As a man ages, and testosterone levels drop, many find it more difficult to get and maintain an erection. In addition to being necessary to perform sexually, men with less than adequate amounts of testosterone seem to lose interest in sex. That is because testosterone also influences libido or sex drive. Increasing your testosterone levels via the use of testosterone injections can have the dual effect of enhancing sexual performance by both improving your ability to obtain an erection, and also increase your libido. Men who have been taking testosterone injections report a return of spontaneous erections and more thoughts about sex, or more sexually explicit dreams, within the first few weeks of beginning testosterone therapy.
Improved Cardiovascular Health
There was a time when it was thought that testosterone therapy could have a negative impact on your heart, and even increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. We now know, that not only is this not true, but that testosterone injections can actually improve your heart health. Testosterone injections strengthen the function and efficiency of all muscle, which includes cardiac muscle. Furthermore, testosterone improves circulation and stimulates the production of more red blood cells, which in turn means that more oxygenated blood is flowing through the heart, which improves heart health, and also helps to build more lean muscle.
More Lean Muscle, Less Fat
As stated above, testosterone injections will help you to build more lean muscle mass. Once you have more muscle, metabolism increases, and you burn more fat and build more muscle. As you become a leaner, stronger version of yourself, you will find it easier to exercise, which will only help you to continue to lose weight and become fitter, stronger, and healthier.
Improved Bone Health
Testosterone plays almost as important a role in building and maintaining strong bones as it does in building lean muscle. Testosterone injection therapy can make up for the bone loss, or osteoporosis most men experience as they age. Strong bones help prevent fractures, and can also help you to perform better in competitive sports or other every day physical activities.
Better Cognitive Acuity
As testosterone levels decrease with age, most men find it harder to concentrate and focus on cognitive tasks. Testosterone injection therapy has been shown to improve memory and your ability to reason and perform complex tasks, such as higher order mathematics. There is even some evidence to suggest that men who maintain high testosterone levels, are at less of risk for Alzheimer’s disease and senior dementia later in life.
Improved Mood and Emotional Stability
Testosterone is a precursor to many of the neurotransmitters, or brain chemicals, that are associated with mood and emotional states. As testosterone levels drop, so do the levels of these chemicals in the brain, which results in depression, anxiety, irritability and other mood swings. Testosterone replacement injections have been shown to return men to more stable moods and have an anti-depressant effect.
How Do I Get a Prescription for Testosterone Injections?
If you want to achieve these and many more benefits of testosterone injections, you must first obtain a prescription for testosterone therapy. In order to get a prescription for testosterone injections, you will have to see a qualified doctor and then:
Have him or her take a complete medical history and do a physical exam to evaluate your symptoms of low testosterone.
Do a blood test and determine if you indeed have low testosterone.
Receive a diagnosis of low testosterone based on the above, and then get a prescription for testosterone therapy.
Can I Get a Prescription for Testosterone Injections From Any Doctor?
It is important to note that any licensed physician can write you a prescription for testosterone injections, but that does not mean you should not think carefully about where to get your testosterone therapy.
Hormones are a complex thing, and treating hormone imbalances, especially age-related testosterone loss in men, takes a particular expertise. Our physicians have been safely and effectively creating testosterone injection programs for decades.
We understand how all hormones in your body interact and work together. We know that men who are suffering from low testosterone, often are deficient in other critical hormones as well, such as growth hormone.
We will evaluate your symptoms of low testosterone in light of your levels of all of your hormones, and design a hormone replacement treatment plan that will be optimized for you unique needs and goals.