Now that low testosterone is finally being recognized as a legitimate medical condition (for both men and women), more and more people want to know how to get TRT (testosterone replacement therapy).
More to the point, they wonder how to get TRT safely and legitimately.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of disreputable businesses out there, and many of them claim to provide legitimate therapy, when in actuality, they do nothing of the sort.
Those of us who work hard day in and day out to provide quality hormone replacement therapy to people just like you, people who are suffering from their symptoms, are tired of these charlatans.
That’s why I wanted to write this article—to help you know just what to look for in a testosterone replacement therapy provider.
Here’s what you need to know about how to get TRT, TRT that’s safe, effective, and high quality.
How to Get TRT that’s Safe and Effective: 8 Questions to Ask a Potential Provider
If you’re wondering how to get TRT and who to talk to about it, you might not even know what questions to ask—that’s why I wrote this comprehensive list.
I’ve written about this particular subject before, and you can read the summary of what to ask your provider here, but I want to give you a quick run through—here are 8 questions should you ask your potential TRT provider:
- How will you determine if I have Low T?
- What are my therapy options?
- What are the pros and cons of each type of therapy?
- What are the side effects of each type of therapy?
- If I have side effects, how will you manage them?
- How can I ensure my therapy is successful?
- What should I expect going forward?
- How long will it be before I feel the effects of TRT?
The basic idea is to make sure you understand exactly what you’re getting (while at the same time vetting your provider). If they have trouble answering any of these questions (or worse, if they’re not willing to answer these questions), then you need to consider another provider immediately.
This is how to get TRT—an exhaustive vetting process that covers every possible issue.
Any quality provider is going to be ready, willing, and able to discuss the details of your therapy in depth—and as a patient, you have a right to get all the information necessary before you begin your treatment.
You also have a right to walk away—if you don’t feel comfortable for any reason, choose a different provider.
Managing Your TRT Long Term
Once you’ve chosen a provider, started therapy, and gotten your symptoms under control, you’re probably in for the long haul—unfortunately, TRT cannot help your body create testosterone on its own again.
That’s why choosing your provider is so important—you need a provider who is reliable, dependable, and able to keep up with your ongoing therapy.
You also want a provider who values quality of treatment over volume of patients—just because someone is doing a lot of business doesn’t mean they’re giving their patients the best therapy possible.
Your provider should test your blood repeatedly (anywhere between once a month to once a quarter), and they should also know about other types of hormone replacement therapy (and manage your other hormones).
If they’re focusing solely on your testosterone levels and ignoring your other hormones, that’s a problem.
Hormones work together, and finding the right balance of hormones is critical to controlling your symptoms—if your provider ignores other hormones, at best you won’t see an improvement.
At worst, your symptoms could get even more debilitating.
Schedule a Consultation to Start the Process
You need a provider who is there for you and knows the value of finding the right fit, not someone running a testosterone factory.
That’s why our consultations are free—we’re here to help above all else.
Click here to learn more about our free consultations and our $25 blood test for low testosterone, or just browse tctmed.com to learn more about our unique approach to TRT.
Augie Galindo, PA–C