Myths abound in just about every arena, and the treatment of Low T is no different. You can hear arguments for and against testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) that run the spectrum. Some are true, some are outrightly false, but the numbers, and your symptoms, don’t lie.
One myth is that you need to (or will) look like the guy in this picture with testosterone replacement therapy. Let’s take a look at some of the more common and prevalent myths.
5. Low T Is Uncommon.
Wrong! The prevalence of low testosterone, or hypogonadism, is up to 40% of males over age 45. Despite such prevalence, you and many others may not even recognize the signs and symptoms that you have, and as a result not seek out TRT when it could be exactly what you need. These symptoms are often underreported and even more commonly misdiagnosed.
4. Low T Treatment Is Expensive.
Not necessarily. While insurance coverage varies greatly, especially when it comes to deductibles, do not let the possibility of high costs for Low T treatment deter you from getting an accurate diagnosis. Typically, visits to one of our testosterone centers in either Frisco or Lewisville is covered the same way a visit to your primary care provider would be. We can help you find a solution that works for your body and for your budget.
3. Testosterone Only Affects Sex Drive.
Definitely not! Diminished sex drive and erectile disfunction are only two possible symptoms of low testosterone. Other, more subtle, symptoms include irritability, increased fat around the waistline, mood swings, reduced muscle density and mass, fatigue and poor energy levels, and even depression.
2. It Can Be Ignored Because It Doesn’t Affect Other Aspects Of Your Health.
Wrong again! Low T is related to several other health problems and concerns. Studies show that high testosterone levels are linked to several improved health outcomes versus low testosterone, including lower blood pressure, lower chance of blood clots, lower risk of heart attack, lower risk of osteoporosis and even a slightly lower chance of catching this season’s flu.
1. I’m Too Young To Have Low T.
Unfortunately, this is also incorrect. Low testosterone problems can occur as early as your 30’s. While the incidence rate is higher in males over age forty, low testosterone can occur and Low T treatment can be given in the twenties and thirties.
If you are displaying several of the symptoms of low testosterone, regardless of age, you should bring it up as a possible cause with your healthcare provider. Low T treatments, managed the right way, can be both effective and safe; let us answer your questions during your one-on-one free consultation!