Before and After Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone therapy has long been used to increase the amount of testosterone in men whose bodies are no longer providing an adequate supply. Medical science has begun to understand the need for women to maintain the proper level of this vital hormone in their bodies, as well. The more we learn about the changes that take place before and after testosterone therapy, the better able we are to help people lead passion-filled, energized, and focused lives.
Testosterone is much more than just the male sex hormone. It plays a role in the continual building of bone and muscle. It keeps the cognitive processes sharp and focused. Testosterone even helps maintain the proper ratio of fat to lean mass – contributing to prevent weight gain and obesity (which can also lead to diabetes and high cholesterol).
We typically recommend that people take testosterone therapy before and after photos so that they can physically see the dramatic changes that have taken place in their bodies, as the benefits occur over a period of time and can best be noticed by comparing how one looked before the testosterone treatment began and at the end of the prescribed protocol.
Physiological Changes before Testosterone Therapy
Before testosterone therapy begins, a person with Low T can expect to be faced with some of the following undesirable changes in his or her body:
- Loss of energy and stamina
- Decreased sex drive
- Vaginal dryness if female
- Erectile dysfunction if male
- Reduced pleasure from sex
- Weight gain – predominantly belly fat
- Decreased lean muscle mass
- Loss of bone density – increased risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis
- High cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Foggy headedness, memory loss, cognitive impairment, poor concentration
- Hair loss or thinning, male pattern balding (women)
- Possible anemia
- Depression, mood changes, irritability
- Decreased cardiac functions, possible diagnosis of heart disease
These changes to the body can take place when testosterone levels begin to decline. The transition of testosterone therapy, before and after results can be quite remarkable when you think about all of these symptoms starting to be reversed. Unfortunately, once these changes begin, it is hard to turn things around without proper medical intervention.
What to Expect from Testosterone Therapy
Our society often seems focused on treating symptoms rather than the cause. That is often one of the differences between Eastern and Western Medicine – although not always the case. Men dealing with erectile dysfunction often turn to Cialis or Viagra to improve their erections for better sex. However that is only just a short time fix, and does nothing at all to address the core issue behind the problem. If the issue involved is Low T, then the introduction of the right hormone treatment could resolve the situation, and that treatment is testosterone replacement therapy. Before and after receiving this protocol can have a person out of sorts until the benefits begin to appear.
Testosterone is not an overnight remedy – the results take time to appear, and in some cases up to three months before certain symptoms begin to see the positive changes. That does not mean that the testosterone is not working. What is occurring often happens at the cellular level, but some benefits will show themselves before the first month has come and gone.
Early benefits of testosterone replacement therapy include:
- Increased energy and endurance
- Improved focus
- Better sleep
- Happier mood and outlook
- Increased sexual desire
- Thoughts of fantasy
As the months continue by, excess weight will start to melt away as muscle tone firms up and a more chiseled appearance is seen. Bones will strengthen and there is a good chance that hair will thicken and even grow faster. Cholesterol and triglyceride levels will begin to lower as cardiac capacity and endurance increase.
Even the brain, which requires a steady supply of testosterone for proper functioning will see incredible improvements. These are the reasons we recommend taking testosterone therapy before and after pictures to document your journey back from the grasps of Low T.
At Kingsberg Medical, our hormone replacement specialists prescribe only the treatments that are required. We do not provide medications simply because one has asked. Blood testing is required for each person. We take care of pre-arranging this appointment at a local laboratory. Please call today for a free consultation to learn more about testosterone and other types of hormone replacement.