There are a lot of misconceptions about testosterone therapy. Some people think that this treatment is only for bodybuilders, athletes, or elderly men with health issues. Others may be afraid of the side effects. In reality, though, testosterone therapy can be beneficial for males of all ages and backgrounds, and it can be a safe and effective way to treat men with low testosterone.
Many studies have shown that men with low testosterone are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, osteoporosis, and prostate cancer. Here’s what you can expect when starting testosterone therapy and how it can help you feel better than ever. The patients who follow our tailored testosterone treatments usually see the results outlined below:
Within 3 to 4 days of starting your testosterone therapy, you are likely to already start seeing some changes in your energy levels. You may feel more alert and have an increased sense of well-being during this time. Your sleep patterns may also improve.
During week two, you may begin to experience more morning erections, which will become more common. As the additional testosterone starts to affect your libido, you may notice you have an increased interest in sex.
This week, you may notice a boost in your cognitive function and your ability to recall and articulate information. Mental sharpness and focus should also improve, and these enhanced skills will help you cope with stressors throughout the day.
By this time, your energy levels should start increasing markedly. You may be more alert, energetic, and more motivated than usual. You may also experience improved sexual performance.
Many people feel a lot different after just one month of treatment. During month two, you may notice that your energy levels continue going up and you have even more sexual drive. When it comes to physical performance, you should also start seeing improvements as muscle mass
By month three of testosterone therapy, you should feel a significant improvement in your energy levels and overall productivity. In addition, your workouts will be easier, and you’ll see quicker results as well as faster recovery times.
These months are usually when our patients start feeling their best. Most men who start testosterone therapy report feeling more in tune with their bodies by month four. You should be experiencing a general sense of good health, increased energy and vitality, improved focus and concentration, and overall better sexual performance.
Six months into treatment, you should feel great and be at your new optimal baseline of testosterone levels. You may also start to see improved physical strength and muscle tone, as well as reduced body fat. You should also see health markers improving, such as lowered cholesterol levels, increase in insulin sensitivity, increase in lean muscle mass, and improved bone density.
Potential Side Effects:
Testosterone is not without its side effects. Common ones include acne, water retention, and mild weight gain. However, most of the common side effects are dose dependent and can be managed effectively with proper monitoring and dose adjustments. It’s important to talk to your doctor about any side effects you may be experiencing, so they can help you find ways to best manage them.
1. Mild water retention
When starting testosterone therapy, some people may experience mild water retention. This can cause their hands to feel puffy or their feet to feel swollen. If this happens, talk to your doctor about having your blood pressure monitored.
2. Weight gain
If you start to feel hungrier than usual, it is because testosterone can increase your appetite. This can lead to a higher calorie intake than usual. To combat this, make sure you are eating a healthy, balanced diet and getting regular exercise to help keep your weight in check.
It is not uncommon for individuals starting testosterone therapy to experience mild acne breakouts. This can be managed by regularly washing your face and using non-comedogenic moisturizers or creams. Your doctor may also prescribe a topical acne cream if needed. Acne should not persist for too long and should clear up once your body adjusts to your new hormone levels.
4. Irritability or mood swings
Testosterone can sometimes cause irritability or mood swings. This is usually due to an imbalance in hormone levels, so if you feel yourself becoming easily agitated, talk to your doctor about adjusting the dosage or changing your treatment regimen. The majority of side effects associated with testosterone therapy will disappear as your body adjusts to its new hormone levels. However, it is important to talk to your doctor if any side effects are persisting or worsening since adjusting your dosage may be necessary. Our motto at Titan Wellness is “start low and go slow” Monitoring your results and taking the time to adjust to your new hormone levels can help minimize any side effects while achieving optimal results.
With proper testosterone therapy, you may begin to experience improved sleep, increased libido, enhanced cognitive function and focus, more energy, increased lean muscle mass, and better physical performance. With the help of our experienced medical team, you can take control of your health and start feeling like yourself again!