Testosterone Replacement Therapy
TRT in Toronto
Men are increasingly curious about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in Toronto. Did you know that testosterone levels will naturally decrease as you age? A man’s hormones play an important role in his overall wellness, vitality, and longevity. Testosterone, in particular, contributes to masculine physical features, including muscle mass, bone density, and facial characteristics. This androgenic hormone also factors significantly in libido (sexual drive).
If you’ve noticed unwanted physical changes or you struggle to see the gains you want at the gym, you might be experiencing “low T.”
Aesthetic and wellness concerns unique to men are what we specialize in at Sovereign Male. We offer discreet, guy-centred treatments for a growing and diverse clientele who want to look and feel confident. From experienced plastic surgeons to urologists and hair transplant experts, you’ll find honest, professional advice and custom-tailored solutions designed for men at Sovereign.
What is TRT?
Is TRT a steroid? If you’ve been reading about testosterone replacement therapy online, you might encounter a mixed bag of opinions and possibly misleading information. It’s important to know that TRT is different from the anabolic steroids known for jacking up physical size and strength among bodybuilders. The difference lies in the amount of testosterone administered. While medically supervised testosterone replacement therapy targets the symptoms of low testosterone, anabolic steroids typically administer high doses for rapid body-building effects.
Conversely, TRT is often customized to treat diverse symptoms related to vitality, mood, energy, and sexual health.
Research demonstrates how testosterone increases muscle protein synthesis and inhibits amino acid oxidation. That means “T” helps maintain skeletal muscle mass.
Unfortunately, your testosterone levels could be dropping. Multiple factors can affect the endogenous creation of testosterone, including:
- Healthy body mass index (BMI)
- Sexual frequency
- Autoimmune conditions
- Diabetes (specifically type II diabetes)
- Alcohol intake
- Fat content in the diet
- Chronic stress
- Some medications including anticonvulsants or steroids
Why Does Testosterone Decrease with Age?
If you are male, your testosterone production might decrease by as much as 1% to 2% yearly. Beginning in your late 20s or 30s, your hypothalamus will tend to reduce the output of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). This in turn causes the pituitary gland to create less luteinizing hormone (LH). These chemical changes contribute to lower T production overall. Primary hypogonadism describes low T related to testes reducing their testosterone output.
Often, the gradual decrease in testosterone doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms right away. Also, you may not recognize a connection between the changes you live with. A substantial drop in testosterone may look like:
- Low libido
- Reduced spontaneous erections
- Reduced sperm count and volume
- Brittle bones
- Increased breast tissue
- Reduced facial hair
- Muscle loss
- Unexplained weight gain
At Sovereign Male, we often see patients to discuss TRT for the first time once they begin struggling with sexual health issues, or if they can’t seem to lose fat and build muscle, no matter what changes to their diet and workouts they try.
You can find out if low T is the crux of your issue when you meet with a qualified medical expert for a simple blood test.
What Are the Symptoms of Low T?
If you are considering TRT, you might have noticed one or more of the following:
- Fatigue not alleviated by sleep
- Brain fog (lack of focus and memory recall)
- Anemia (low red blood cells)
- Generalized weakness
- A reduction in muscle mass and strength
- Shrinking testes
- Loss of body or pubic hair
- ED (erectile dysfunction)
- Reduced sex drive
- Hot flashes
- Increased body fat, which is difficult to lose
- Sleep disorders
- Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts)
Are You a Good Candidate for TRT?
Your first step is to schedule a confidential consultation with a men’s health specialist at Sovereign Male. You’ll meet with your practitioner in one of our private suites to discuss your concerns and learn more about the potential treatment options available to you. All of the services we offer are completely customized according to unique body chemistry, goals, and other individual characteristics.
You’ll have a simple blood draw to assess quantitative values of testosterone and other associated factors. Before and during your TRT, your doctor will evaluate red blood cells, lipid levels, and other biomarkers that are relevant to a healthy, optimal balance.
There are cases where testosterone therapy will not likely be advised, including in very young males or men with measurably adequate or high T levels.
If you’re concerned about the safety and possible side effects of TRT, you can be reassured that your care will be overseen by a licenced doctor at Sovereign. Close attention will be paid to ongoing education and support, including a detailed discussion of the health considerations that you should know about during TRT.
What Can You Expect During TRT?
TRT patients often report a reduction of their low T symptoms within just one month of beginning their treatment. However, it’s important to understand that carefully and safely recalibrating your system may take several months overall. Your situation and your body’s response will be monitored with a focus on long-term vitality and comfortable, positive restoration.
The best delivery of TRT for you will depend on your needs and lifestyle. Your doctor will discuss available methods with you, including:
- Medication taken by mouth
- Transdermal patches
- Injections (intramuscular)
- Topical creams
The short-term TRT benefits that you could enjoy involve a boost in vitality, energy, increased libido, sleeping more soundly, and clearer thought processes. As time goes on, you and your physician may celebrate desired changes in your body composition, including more effective workouts that lead to a leaner, stronger physique. Men often report that their sexual relationships transform for the better.
Schedule Your Consultation to Talk About TRT at Sovereign Male
TRT is a personal choice. Your best treatment options will be individualized, safe, and sustainable. The doctors at Sovereign Male understand the intricacies of the delicate balance involved in hormone replacement therapies (HRT).
Most importantly, they understand men like you and seek to provide a welcoming, discreet, and accommodating space to explore an abundance of wellness, cosmetic, and sexual enhancement options.
The maintenance of physical and mental health can dramatically affect a man’s confidence and how he presents himself in his career and personal life. Sometimes even minor improvements can give you back that edge you’ve been missing.
At Sovereign, we partner with you to bring renewed energy and rejuvenated appearance together in a critical balance.
Our booking process caters to your busy schedule and convenience. Call today and begin the conversation about TRT for your best life.
Book a consultation
Sovereign Male’s modern, stylish facility at 59 Hayden Street offers comfort and discretion. What can we do for you? Book your no-obligation testosterone replacement therapy consultation, and we’ll see you soon.