Testosterone is an essential hormone for maintaining muscle mass, bone strength, cardiovascular health, and overall well-being. Beginning at age thirty most men experience a decrease in testosterone production, up to three percent year over year. Testosterone replacement therapy is a medically supervised treatment option that can relieve the symptoms of sub-optimal testosterone levels. Visit our FAQ and Patient Resources pages for more information.
Testosterone replacement therapy in Orlando, or TRT, can be an effective way to restore vitality and improve your quality of life. The goal of TRT is to restore vitality and vigor and to alleviate symptoms such as:
Increased body fat percentage
Difficulty maintaining muscle mass
Diminished strength and endurance
Recovery from strenuous activities takes longer
Decreased drive, motivation, and focus
Less frequent or absent morning erections
Difficulty achieving or maintaining erections
Less interest in sex
Hair loss or thinning
Difficulty staying asleep throughout the night
Not feeling recharged when you wake up
The significant drop in afternoon energy level
Feeling less mentally sharp, experiencing “brain fog”
Increased sensitivity to cold temperatures
If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, let us help you find out where you stand. Call (321) 972-6159 today to speak with a member of our care team. You can also request an appointment below or take our testosterone self-assessment quiz to determine whether you may benefit from TRT.
There are several effective ways to restore testosterone levels to an optimal range.
Intramuscular injections: This is the most common method for treating low-T. Testosterone injections are an effective way to maintain a consistent and steady level of testosterone in the body. A small intramuscular injection is administered once weekly, either by our care team in our office or self-administered by the patient at home.
Testosterone pellets: Tiny pellets of compressed testosterone (smaller than a Tic-Tac) are placed under the skin near the hip. The procedure takes about ten minutes and is done under local anesthesia. The pellets dissolve slowly, releasing a steady level of testosterone into the bloodstream over the course of several months.
Topical application: Testosterone cream is applied once daily and is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. Topical testosterone is short-acting, so it must be applied at the same time each day. Care must be taken to avoid transferring the medication to others through skin-to-skin contact.
Nandrolone decanoate, or nandrolone for short, is a steroid medication that is sometimes used alongside testosterone replacement therapy in men. Nandrolone is a long-acting compound that is molecularly similar to testosterone and is usually prescribed for short periods of time. It has been used as an off-label treatment to relieve joint pain.
Nandrolone has been shown to have a positive effect on joint health by increasing the production of collagen, a key component of connective tissue. This can help to improve joint mobility by reducing pain and stiffness. Nandrolone has also been shown to increase production of synovial fluid, which provides lubrication to the joints and helps reduce friction and wear. It is taken by intramuscular injection once weekly for up to ten weeks.
Oxandrolone is a steroid medication that is sometimes used in combination with hormone replacement therapy in both men and women. Oxandrolone is a short-acting compound that is molecularly similar to testosterone and is usually prescribed for short periods of time.
Oxandrolone has been shown to increase muscle mass and strength, allowing individuals to perform more intense physical activity and lift heavier weight. This, in turn, can lead to improved strength and power. Oxandrolone can also help with improving vascularity, or the visibility of veins and arteries, by reducing subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin) and increasing the muscle definition. This can enhance the appearance of muscle tone and definition.
Finally, oxandrolone has been shown to aid in fat loss. By increasing muscle mass and reducing subcutaneous fat, oxandrolone can help individuals to achieve a leaner and more toned physique when combined with a regimented physical training program, adequate rest, and proper diet. It is taken orally in the form of a capsule, tablet, or lozenge each day for up to forty-five days.
Other potential benefits of oxandrolone include:
Increased muscle mass
Improved fat loss and vascularity
Enhanced physical strength and endurance
Faster recovery after workouts
Increased protein absorption
Improved cognitive function
Better overall sense of well-being
Increased sex drive
Some potential benefits of TRT include:
Increased lean muscle mass
Improved strength & endurance
Reduced body fat
Improved sex drive
Increased energy levels
Improved sleep quality
Improved mental focus and clarity
Enhanced sense of confidence and self-esteem
Enhanced overall sense of well-being
Improved mood and reduced symptoms of depression
Better bone density
Improved heart health
Testosterone replacement therapy should only be utilized under the guidance of a licensed healthcare professional. It's important to find a healthcare provider who specializes in TRT and is well-versed in monitoring and adjusting treatment plans based on the individual patient’s needs.
Maintaining a physically active lifestyle, getting adequate restful sleep, and monitoring dietary intake play an important role in achieving optimal results with TRT. Are you one of the 1 in 4 men over thirty living with low-T? Call (321) 972-6159 to find out how we can help. Our care team is available to answer your questions and to help you decide which options might be right for you. You can also request an appointment here.
This short quiz can help determine whether or not you may be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy, or if you would benefit from a comprehensive hormone screening and evaluation. Upon completion, feel free to reach out to a friendly member of our care team to chat about your results.
Male Hormone Quiz