Although Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a popular treatment for men who are suffering from the symptoms of low testosterone, there are a lot of myths that surround it.
From worrying about what the normal levels of testosterone should be, or questions about who can experience testosterone deficiency, we’re here to settle these myths once and for all.
Here are some of the most common myths we’ve seen related to testosterone, and whether there’s any truth to them.
Myth 1: There’s no treatment for low testosterone
Low testosterone can have a big impact on the male body, causing symptoms such as lack of energy, anxiety, reduction in sex drive, mood changes, and issues with achieving and maintaining an erection.
It’s something that 25% of men are expected to experience at some point in their lives but, luckily for them, it’s not something they have to just deal with, there are treatments out there.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a treatment that helps men to restore their testosterone levels to an average amount so they can live their lives normally – without any of the symptoms we mentioned above.
Myth 2: Only old men will suffer from testosterone deficiency
It is true that older men are more likely to suffer from testosterone deficiency, this is because testosterone levels decrease by 1% annually when you hit 30–40.
However, this does not mean that only older men will experience this. There are young men that experience testosterone deficiency due to other lifestyle factors.
Myth 3: It’s always better to have higher testosterone levels
There is no ‘correct’ level of testosterone for a man because every patient is completely different and a range of factors determine what’s ‘normal’ for you.
Because of this, it may not always be the best to have higher testosterone levels. Although it may be good for some people, for others it may cause a range of side effects – for example, back pain, acne, excessive body hair, or headaches.
Myth 4: TRT is only for men who struggle to get an erection
This isn’t true, TRT can be used to tackle a range of symptoms that come with testosterone deficiency including hair loss, issues sleeping, and energy levels.
Helping improve libido and reducing the impact of erectile dysfunction is an important benefit that comes with TRT, but it’s not the only reason why someone would choose to go on this type of treatment.
To learn more about TRT and whether it could help you, find out more on our services page.