Testosterone Replacement Therapy
By the time men reach the age of 35-40, some may begin to experience fatigue and a lack of libido. This is due to testosterone levels beginning to drop by approximately 1% per year after the age of 30. This is alternatively known as Andropause.
What Is TRT?
TRT may help get your testosterone levels back in balance. Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement Therapy creates special hormones developed at compounding pharmacies that match those created by your body naturally. Your body does not know the difference between these bioidentical testosterone hormones and your own.
Symptoms of Andropause include: fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, depression, sleep disturbance, erectile dysfunction, low libido, depression, anxiety and brain fog.
TRT Can Help With:
• Constant Fatigue
• Increased risk of osteoporosis
• Increased fat tissue
• Increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease
• Increased risk of erectile dysfunction
How Will TRT Benefit Me In The Future?
TRT will help you feel like yourself again, even through the ups and downs of hormonal change. TRT also helps with disease prevention and offers you a better quality of life as you get older. Low hormone levels cause cancer, bladder infections, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
For men – benefits of bhrt/testosterone therapy – helps increase libido, lower muscle mass, more energy to work out – faster recovery time, sharper memory and more stamina and energy.
With accurate testing, we can track your hormone levels and optimize them.
Is TRT For Me?
Complete the ADAM (Androgen Deficiency in Aging Men) questionnaire. Answering ‘yes’ to 3, or more, questions generate a positive response. In this case, testosterone deficiency is likely and additional testing may be required.
What Age Do You Need To Be To Take TRT?
Patients who benefit from BHRT are as young as 16 years old, right up to 90 years old. Our hormone levels drop 1 to 3% per year once we hit the age of 30 years old. It is wise to get tested sooner than later, so the NP can have a precursor of what your hormones were when you were young and youthful instead of waiting until your hormone levels are really low, when you feel awful. You can still start BHRT when you are over 50 and take advantage of the benefits
Will Insurance or OHIP Cover Lab Tests or Consultations?
OHIP will cover the majority of the lab tests, there are a few that are not covered and the client has the option to decline these. Consultations are not covered at this time, but can submit on their taxes.