Why It’s Vital to Stick to Your TRT Regimen
Testosterone replacement therapy or TRT works best when it is prescribed for you based on your individual needs, your personal lifestyle, and your health and fitness goals. TRT is only prescribed after you have had an individual assessment, of not only your testosterone levels, but after you have gone through an extensive health evaluation done by a trained medical professional who deals with hormone treatment plans. Sticking with and following the plan developed for you will affect your eventual success with TRT. At Androgenix, your TRT plan will be based on not only your test results but your individual needs and personal goals. Any doctor can prescribe testosterone for you, but your chances of optimal success with TRT depends on your working with skilled and trained medical professionals like those at Androgenix. If you want to receive the best results from your testosterone treatment, you will want to work with doctors and medical professionals who are trained in hormones treatments with a history of excellent results in administering testosterone replacement therapy. The length of time that you will be on some form of TRT will depend on how your body responds and on your health goals. Your therapy will be done slowly under medical supervision so that doses can be adjusted in order to minimize or avoid any potential side effects from TRT.
Testosterone production naturally decreases with age, but testosterone production can also be affected by an inadequate diet or poor exercise habits. Certain illnesses and medications can lower the body’s ability to produce an adequate level of testosterone. Living with stress, overusing alcohol, using tobacco products, or using illegal drugs also impacts testosterone production. More and more men, no matter their age, are choosing to have their testosterone levels checked, especially if they have having trouble maintaining or building muscle mass or if they are having difficulty maintaining focus or keeping a clear mind.
It is important to stick with the testosterone regimen prescribed for you because results on TRT are not seen immediately. Your TRT will be designed for your body to slowly, over time, react to the increases in your testosterone levels. Also, because your TRT has been developed for you based on your individual needs, your results may vary from someone else’s results because people respond on an individual basis to any type of treatment plan. That being said, with time TRT will positively impact your physical strength, your sexual performance, your mental acuity, and your sense of well-being.
What are the benefits of TRT and when can I expect them?
There are many benefits to TRT. TRT can promote cardiovascular health as low testosterone levels are linked to heart disease, stroke and higher blood lipid levels. Low testosterone levels are linked to less muscle mass which can lead to an increase in injuries and accidents. TRT promotes muscle mass while causing a loss of body fat. Low testosterone is also responsible for an increase in body fat which can increase the risk of diabetes. Low testosterone has been linked to depression and erectile dysfunction. TRT has been shown to improve mood, libido, and sexual function while decreasing the risk of anxiety and depression. Other benefits of TRT are increased bone density and increased body strength which help lower the risk of injuries and accidents. Cognition, memory, and a sense of well-being all improve after using TRT.
Keep in mind that the benefits will not be apparent immediately. You must stick with your TRT regimen while practicing your new “good living” habits. The benefits will start gradually and continue to grow and deepen with time.
After four to six weeks of treatment, you should see changes in your energy and drive. You will also experience not only an improvement of mood but an increase in your ability to focus and communicate. You will be happy to see not only a reduction in belly fat but an increase in muscle mass.
After eight weeks of treatment not only will your ability to concentrate have continued to improve, but your stamina will have continued to increase. You should also be seeing increasing improvements in your body. Looking in the mirror, you will see a much more toned body with even less evidence of body fat. Your sleep habits will have improved along with a continued increase in your sexual libido and sexual prowess. Your body will love the decrease in cholesterol and the reduction in systemic inflammation it is experiencing.
After 20 to 24 weeks of treatment you will definitely be experiencing the positive benefits of TRT along with an overall improved quality of life. Also, bone density begins to improve around this time. Keep in mind that throughout your TRT you will be expected to make any needed lifestyle changes as recommended by your TRT plan. It is important to get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet which avoids processed foods, get adequate sleep, learn how to deal with stress, and reduce the consumption of alcohol. These changes should become part of your everyday life even if your doctor decides you no longer need TRT.
How can Androgenix help?
If you wonder whether testosterone therapy might be right for you, talk with our staff and doctor about the risks and benefits. If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms or have any other concerns about your health, please contact our office and make an appointment with our staff and visit our office to get complete blood work and a physical examination. You will be monitored by our team for treatment effectiveness and side effects on a regular basis. The team at Androgenix are here to support you in your journey for a better, healthier you. Our staff of caring healthcare practitioners will help diagnose and develop an appropriate treatment plan for you. Every person who enters our doors is treated as an individual deserving of care and respect. We can help you feel and look better. Give us a call today.
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*Unless otherwise stated, individual results may vary depending on many factors not all patients “feel” or achieve the same results.