TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
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Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a form of hormone therapy in which androgens, often testosterone, are replaced. It is a widely used treatment for men with symptomatic hypogonadism.
Testosterone is a hormone essential to the development of male growth and masculine characteristics. It plays a key role in muscle mass, bones, facial and public hair, vocal cords, sex drive, mood, quality of life, verbal memory and thinking ability.
Those with low Testosterone generally have these symptoms:
Low sex drive
Fatigue and poor energy level
Decreased muscle mass
Body and facial hair loss
Low sense of well-being
BENEFITS OF TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY.
Less fat and more muscle
Stronger bone density and protection against osteoporosis
Increased mental sharpness and spacial abilities
Improved mood and sense of well-being
Improved sexual function
Greater muscle strength and physical performance
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