Testosterone is the male sex hormone that regulates sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm. As a man ages, his testosterone levels begin to decline. These lower levels may be caused by hypogonadism, a common condition that occurs when the testicles do not produce enough testosterone.
While hormone imbalances can develop early in life, too, low T usually begins to occur after age 30. If left untreated, low testosterone can contribute to several health problems.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Low testosterone can have a range of profound and disruptive effects on daily life. These symptoms often affect physical, mental, and sexual health. If you experience any of the following, you may have low testosterone:
- Weight gain
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased body hair and beard growth
- Memory issues
- Decreased muscle mass
- Mood changes
Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a widely accepted treatment that addresses low testosterone levels in men. There are various forms of TRT that can benefit the overall health and wellness of men. These benefits include increasing:
- Energy levels
- Muscle mass
- Bone density
Studies have shown TRT to also have cardioprotective effects on men, making this therapy even more valuable for health and wellness.
What are Low-T Clinics?
Low-T clinics have been popping up all over the country in recent years as TRT gains popularity. However, cookie-cutter Low-T clinics are often full of promises that they struggle to keep. Often they promise quick results from one simple solution or step. The truth is that effectively treating the symptoms of low testosterone requires a complete approach to overall health and wellness.
How Outset Health BHRT is Better Than Low-T Clinics
Unlike traditional Low-T clinics, we treat low testosterone through a combination of bio-identical replacement therapy (BHRT) while taking into account each individual patients’ overall health and goals. We understand that men’s health is best optimized when taking their entire being into account, including their hormone levels.
Our Outset BHRT Program begins with a comprehensive evaluation, which allows our clinicians to look for any indicators of pre-existing conditions that may be contributing to symptoms like:
- Low energy
- Sleep problems
- Cognitive decline
- Erectile dysfunction
- Trouble achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
We take this information along with the patient’s hormone levels to develop a truly personalized approach to testosterone replacement therapy. Based on your goals, symptoms and biomarkers we develop personalized hormone, supplement, nutrition, and exercise plans. Your dedicated clinical team works with you one-on-one to ensure the plan is working and your health goals are being met. This comprehensive approach helps our patients experience all the benefits of TRT along with nutrition and fitness, such as improved sex drive, muscle mass, long-term weight management, improved sleep, and better cognition.
By optimizing each patient’s overall health and unique goals, we improve the value of testosterone therapy.