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While Testosterone Replacement Therapy can be beneficial, it is not without risk. Potential risks associated with Testosterone Replacement Therapy include prostate enlargement, sleep apnea, hair loss, acne, mood swings, and an increased risk of stroke or heart attack. These usually happen when a patient receives too much Testosterone. This is why it is empirical to do follow-up blood work and assess the levels of Testosterone in the blood as directed by your doctor. Your dosage is adjusted accordingly to prevent complications.
Additionally, Testosterone Replacement Therapy may increase red blood cell production which can lead to a higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism. Again, detecting this by routine blood work will prevent complications. Excess testosterone may also increase estrogen levels, leading to gynecomastia (enlargement of the breast tissue in males).
The risk of prostate cancer is also a concern when Testosterone Replacement Therapy is given to patients. Testosterone has been found to increase the risk of prostate cancer in some men, so it is important for your doctor to monitor your PSA levels closely during Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a viable option for treating testosterone deficiencies and restoring balance in the body. TRT offers a number of potential benefits, such as improved libido, enhanced energy levels, and increased muscle mass, but it also carries certain risks that should be considered before starting treatment. It can help men regain balance in their hormones and improve overall health, but it is important to speak to a doctor before beginning Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Follow-up blood work and assessments of Testosterone levels in the blood should be done as directed by your doctor to help prevent complications and ensure successful Testosterone Replacement Therapy outcomes. With proper monitoring, Testosterone replacement therapy can help men get their lives back on track and enjoy improved physical, and mental health, and achieve optimal health and well-being.
If you think you may benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy, call Better Life Clinics today, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Ibrahim to discuss if you are a candidate for TRT.