5 Ways to Know if Hormone Replacement Therapy is Right for You

Falling behind in your performance, whether at work, in the gym, or in the bedroom? Never in the mood? Is it difficult to focus on tasks, remember your to-do list, and stay awake during the day?

You’re not alone.

In fact, you may be experiencing testosterone deficiency (TD).

TD affects up to 3 in 10 men over the age of 40. These numbers vary across the board, but the verdict is clear: It affects the physical, mental, and sexual health of men everywhere.

What is Testosterone Deficiency?

Testosterone deficiency, also known as hypogonadism, occurs when the male body stops producing enough testosterone.

Testosterone is the MVP of men’s hormones, helping support healthy libido, fertility, bone density, muscle mass, fat distribution, hair growth, and red blood cell production.

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What Causes Low Testosterone?

There are two types of causes of hypogonadism: Primary and Secondary.

  • Primary causes are the result of a genetic or acquired issue that limits the testicles from producing enough testosterone.
  • Secondary causes are much more common. These are the result of physiological and behavioural factors such as obesity and diabetes.

As a whole, the #1 enemy of testosterone production is age. Testosterone levels are high during youth and young adulthood. But by the time you hit 40 (and the beginning of your mid-life crisis), they can slowly decline by about 1-1.6% each year. Of course, this is natural and expected.

But in some cases, testosterone production can significantly slow down due to other factors such as:

  • Medication side effects
  • Low thyroid function
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancer and chemotherapy
  • Testicle injuries
  • Dysfunction with the hypothalamus or pituitary gland (the parts of the brain in charge of hormone production
  • Sleep disorders
  • Kidney or liver dysfunction
  • Other infections, diseases, and disorders.

The American Urology Association (AUA) qualifies low testosterone levels in adults as <300 nanograms per deciliter, but many doctors disagree on the exact number.

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?

So… What can you do about it?

Take a deep breath: If you have low testosterone, you have options. One effective method is what we call hormone replacement therapy, or HRT.

HRT is a low testosterone treatment used to restore your hormone levels. By injecting synthetic hormones into the body, you can replace the lost hormones and get back to your normal self. There are several types of hormone replacement therapy, including injections, creams and gels, and patches.

HRT is proven to be a successful low testosterone treatment. Often confused with testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT), HRT aims to rebalance testosterone levels and other essential hormones, such as thyroid and growth hormones, for more holistic results.

5 Signs Hormone Replacement Therapy is Right (or Not Right) for You

Wondering if you have low testosterone levels? Thinking a low testosterone treatment might be just the answer you’re looking for? Here are five signs that HRT is right for you:

1. Your sex drive and performance are low.

You haven’t been yourself lately, in and out of the bedroom.

Testosterone keeps us performing our best. But a lack of testosterone can hold us back from experiencing satisfying sex, causing a low sex drive and erectile dysfunction.

From penis size and testosterone levels to low self-esteem and ejaculation issues, there are several barriers to achieving a fulfilling sex life. That’s why men everywhere are turning to solutions like HRT, male enlargement injections, and platelet-rich plasma treatments. Getting a boost in penis size and testosterone levels can ignite your satisfaction, confidence, and energy.

2. You've lost hair, energy, and muscle mass.

Testosterone is responsible for maintaining several bodily functions, from hair growth to muscle strength. HRT may change the game if you’re experiencing:

  • Lack of energy, endurance, and strength
  • Hair loss, specifically on your body and beard
  • Muscle loss and fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns

HRT can help restore your hormone levels and help you replace the energy, strength, hair, and muscle you’ve lost.

3. You have difficulty focusing and remembering.

Pay attention: Low testosterone levels can have a significant impact on your cognition and mental health.
Hormones are closely connected with our brain function, affecting the way we interact with others, process emotions, and view ourselves. It’s why some doctors refer to hypogonadism as “male menopause.”
The changes in hormones can cause mental and emotional issues such as:

  • Feelings of depression
  • Lack of motivation
  • Difficulty concentrating and focusing
  • Poor memory
  • Irritability and mood swings

These challenges can compound when dealing with changes in weight, body hair, and muscle mass. Treatments such as HRT and male enlargement injections can help empower your confidence as you rediscover balance and strength in your physical, mental, and emotional health.

4. You experience obesity or diabetes.

Obesity, diabetes, and metabolic issues can all affect your body’s testosterone production. Multiple studies show that obesity can significantly increase the risk of hypogonadism — in fact, one study found that men who are obese are 8x more likely to have low testosterone levels.

5. You’ve received a hypogonadism diagnosis.

The best and only way to determine if HRT is right for you is to receive a testosterone assessment.

For the best results, your doctor should evaluate your levels and conduct the ADAM Screening test. Your sexual, physical, and mental health will all be taken into account to find the answers you deserve.

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Restore Your Testosterone Levels, Energy, & Performance

It’s more than just your hormones — it’s your health. Your happiness. Your livelihood.

Studies show that hormone replacement therapy can empower men with renewed sex drive, mood, cognition, muscle mass, and more.

At Pollock Clinics, our expert physicians, Dr. Pollock and Dr. Chang, are leaders in men’s health. From hormone replacement therapy to male enlargement injections in their advanced Enlargement Program, the renowned doctors have helped countless men restore their health, confidence, and performance.

Book a consultation online to find the right solution for you.