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TrT Risks & Benefits

Before beginning or continuing therapy, it is critical that you understand the risks and advantages of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). TRT is not a new field of medicine, however, the therapy methodologies used by Optimal T Clinic may include novel treatments. Testosterone, as well as other therapies for thyroid function, and Vitamins D and B12, when required, may be provided as part of therapy. Testosterone therapy is a method of increasing a man's sexual desire, muscular mass, or physical function. Testosterone may also improve mental clarity and concentration...

In some cases, testosterone treatment has been proven to enhance sexual function, bone density, body fat and cellulite, collagen in the skin, lowering wrinkles, and lean muscle mass.

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Side Effects

TRT may cause bloating, breast enlargement and soreness, fluid retention, weight gain, liver cysts, mood changes, acne, hair growth, sleep apnea, elevated cholesterol levels, or enlarged red blood cells (secondary erythrocytosis which is not harmful, NOT polycythemia vera). Blood clots, stroke, gallbladder disease, and high blood pressure may be more common in some people. The hazards that each guy faces differ based on his medical history and lifestyle.

The advantages of hormone replacement treatment for men typically exceed the hazards for male patients with low blood testosterone levels. Most other guys, on the other hand, make a joint decision with their provider.

FDA Information

When the Food and Medicine Administration (FDA) approves a drug for medical use, the producer creates a "label" to describe how to use it. Once a medicine has been authorized by the FDA, physicians may use it "off-label" for other purposes if they are well-informed about the product, base their usage on strong scientific principles and sound medical evidence, and keep records of its use and effects.

The FDA has only authorized testosterone for use in men. However, only at levels below 300. This is an issue! Many men experience symptoms of low testosterone even before their levels fall below 300. As a result, many men are turned down by their suppliers. The Optimal T Clinic treats symptoms rather than numbers. We attempt to achieve the Free Testosterone levels you had in your twenties and thirties. Surprisingly, you didn't suffer a stroke at such levels! Because TRT treatment at levels higher than 300 is considered "off label," your health insurance will most likely not cover Testosterone therapy. This implies that you will have to pay for these services when they are provided.

You can learn more about side effects and contraindications for these drugs by contacting your Provider or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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