What Is Testosterone, How Does it Affect Your Life?
Testosterone is a steroid hormone that stimulates the development of secondary male characteristics, like the testes, and can also affect energy levels and mood. As people age, T-levels, produced from the testes, decline, and T-levels typically decline by 1% every year after age 30 or 40.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is typically recommended for men with low testosterone levels, also known as hypogonadism. Hypogonadism can be caused by various factors, including certain medical conditions (such as testicular or pituitary gland disorders), radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or injury to the testicles.
Some common signs and symptoms of low testosterone levels in men include:
- Decreased sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Fatigue and decreased energy levels
- Loss of muscle mass and increased body fat
- Mood changes, such as depression or irritability
- Reduced bone density and osteoporosis
- Sleep disturbances
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should book a free consultation at the HE Clinic Bangkok to determine if you have low testosterone levels and if TRT is a suitable treatment option for you. It’s important to note that TRT is not appropriate for everyone, and there are potential risks and side effects associated with the treatment.
At the HE Clinic, we provide the following:
- Nebido testosterone injections which last 3 months
- Testoviron injections which last 2 weeks
Once testosterone is introduced into the body, it binds to androgen receptors in the cell nuclei of various tissues, including muscle, bone, and brain. This binding initiates a series of events that result in changes in protein synthesis, gene transcription, and cellular metabolism.
In particular, testosterone increases muscle mass and strength by stimulating the production of muscle proteins and inhibiting their breakdown. It also increases bone density by stimulating bone growth and reducing bone resorption. In the brain, testosterone enhances mood, cognitive function, and sexual desire.
While TRT can have significant benefits, it has risks. Common side effects include acne, hair loss, mood swings, and fluid retention. Despite this, the HE Clinic Bangkok will minimize these risks by performing necessary blood work and consultations to monitor hormone levels.
It’s also important to note that TRT should only be used under the guidance and supervision of a qualified healthcare provider like the HE Clinic Bangkok. Self-administering testosterone or using non-prescription supplements can be dangerous and potentially harmful to your health.
In summary, TRT is typically recommended for men with low testosterone levels experiencing symptoms related to hypogonadism. It’s important to consult with the HE Clinic Bangkok to determine if TRT is a suitable treatment option for you and to ensure that the treatment is administered safely and effectively.
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