Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is completely safe when performed conservatively by a licensed medical practitioner. The patient should experience a significant improvement in their health and well-being and have no negative side effects.
Safety and Estrogen
One concern some patients have is the association of testosterone with prostate cancer. In reality, TRT reduces a man’s chances of developing the disease. This is because one of the primary causes of prostate cancer is excess estrogen, which can occur as testosterone levels decrease and the male body accumulates belly fat. Fat contains an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen. Fortunately, estrogen control is a key part to our treatment process.
High estrogen levels can amplify andropause symptoms and are unhealthy for the prostate and heart. We use a medication to suppress estrogen as we slowly raise testosterone. If good lifestyle habits are practiced, fat will disappear over a period of 3 to 6 months and the conversion of testosterone to estrogen will be abated.
Synthetic vs. Bioidentical Hormones
Synthetic hormones differ by a small number of molecules from the chemicals that our body makes and uses on its own.
Biodentical hormones are also called “natural hormones” because bioidentical hormones act exactly like those we produce in our own bodies. These bioidentical hormones should be regulated to try and reach the same levels that your body produced when it was younger, thus re-creating the same state of health and well-being you once enjoyed.
TOTAL T CLINIC only uses Bioidentical hormones.