HRT for men is represented by testosterone replacement therapy and HGH therapy combined for a better anti-aging effect.
Testosterone Replacement (TRT) for Men
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a medication prescribed by a doctor to treat low testosterone levels in men.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a medicine to treat the symptoms of testosterone deficiency (low testosterone levels), a condition called hypogonadism.
TRT is not the same as anabolic steroids or performance-enhancing steroids, which are unregulated. Long-term use of these steroids can cause harm.
In men with low testosterone, TRT can improve mood, energy, wellbeing, libido, and sexual function.
What is testosterone replacement therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is testosterone given as a medicine prescribed by a doctor to treat the symptoms of low testosterone levels. It comes as a patch (Androderm), injection (Depo-Testosterone, Sustanon 250, Reandron), or capsules (Andriol).
TRT is not for everyone. You will need to have blood tests and a full discussion with a doctor to see if it is right for you.
What should I know about the different TRT options?
Injection: This type of therapy is the most popular, cost-effective, and efficient one in terms of results. Before injecting, warm the medicine to body temperature to reduce pain at the injection site.
It is important that the shot is made slowly into a large muscle.
Patch: You should avoid showering, swimming, and sexual activity for 4 hours after putting on the patch. Skin irritation is common at the site of the patch.
Capsules: These are best taken with food.
When is TRT used?
TRT is used to treat testosterone deficiency (low testosterone) in men, typically, of middle age. A low testosterone level by itself doesn’t need treatment, so the therapy is prescribed if the levels of testosterone are abnormal and hypogonadism is diagnosed.
Only men with symptoms of low testosterone and blood tests that confirm this should consider testosterone replacement. Men with testosterone levels in the bottom of the normal range (ie, still normal) are generally not treated with TRT.
What are the benefits of TRT?
The benefits of testosterone treatment include improved mood, such as feeling less depressed, an overall feeling of energy and wellbeing, and improved libido and sexual function. TRT can also change your body composition, eg, give you more muscle mass and less abdominal fat.
When is TRT not suitable?
TRT is should not be used if you have:
- known or suspected breast or prostate cancer;
- liver tumors;
- high calcium levels (hypercalcemia);
- severe heart or kidney disease;
- untreated sleep apnea.
HGH Therapy for Men
The growth hormone that is used is an artificial preparation that individuals can administer themselves. This is done using daily injections underneath the skin into the fat tissue around the lower abdomen, with an injection device.
The needles are the same as those used by people who inject insulin for diabetes and the injections are virtually painless. However, there are needle-free devices available for patients who are unable to overcome the fear of injecting.
Pen delivery devices are available to administer growth hormone more reliably and some pen devices can hide the needle so well that you cannot even see it when you are giving the injection.
A doctor will calculate the dose of growth hormone appropriate for you. The dose may change depending upon your responses. It is important to note that growth hormone cannot be administered orally because it is digested in the stomach before it can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Treatment starts as an outpatient clinic with education and support, usually from an endocrine nurse. Once started, individuals are carefully monitored and given regular blood tests. The dosage of the growth hormone is adjusted depending upon the patient’s response and the results of blood tests.
Are there any side effects of the treatment?
Side-effects from growth hormone therapy are infrequent and tend to occur when the dose is too high. Fluid retention and discomfort in the joints are reported, but decreasing the dose temporarily can relieve these symptoms. You can avoid the side effects if you follow all doctor prescriptions and never overdose on your medication.
What to Treat With HGH and Its Main Benefits
Adults with growth hormone deficiency (which may result from problems with the pituitary gland or hypothalamus) may have symptoms including:
- poor bone density (which can lead to osteoporosis if untreated);
- reduced muscle mass;
- poor memory;
- increased body fat around the waist.
They can benefit from treatment with growth hormone injections, which can help:
- increase bone density, thereby preventing fractures;
- increase muscle mass;
- increase energy levels;
- increase the capacity for exercise;
- decrease body fat;
- reduce the risk of heart disease.
The metabolic actions of growth hormone (GH) last a lifetime and involve several physiological functions associated with the control of body composition, energy metabolism, water regulation, immune response, cardiovascular performance, physical and mental work.
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