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Myths and Facts: Testosterone Replacement Therapy, what to believe.

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Myths about testosterone use have been around for years. Most of them have been disproved or modified but these myths still pop up in my conversations with clients, families, and friends. So I thought I would talk about a few of the top ones.

testosterone replacement therapy myths busted

Myth #1: Testosterone causes cancer, makes you mean and angry all the time, and you can’t use testosterone if you have heart disease or an enlarged prostate.

Fact#1: Testosterone benefits lean muscle mass production, fat distribution, improves cardiac function, promotes insulin sensitivity, does not make you mean and angry, and doesn’t not increase urinary symptoms.

Myth #2: I can improve my testosterone with natural supplements, like the ones see on TV and in the internet.

Fact#2: Testosterone boosters have no true clinical effects and the “reviews” on the website can be misleading. Also, taking these supplements while on testosterone therapy may alter the effects and cause unknown and unwanted side effects.

Myth#3: Testosterone only needs to be replaced if it’s really, really low.

Fact#3: If the testicles are producing testosterone, but at low or low/normal levels, adding testosterone therapy will boost the testosterone to optimum levels for peak performance.

Myth #4: Testosterone injections are painful and dangerous.

Fact#4: Testosterone injections are easy, subcutaneous injections that are almost painless if done correctly.

Myth#5: Estrogen in men doesn’t matter.

Fact#5:Optimizing estrogen levels as we increase testosterone levels are crucial to libido, bone mass, and helps lower heart risks.

These are just some of the myths that I tackle every day at Sparta TRT. Knowing what the risks and benefits of any medical treatment is key to good decision making. At Sparta TRT, myself and my team are here to answer any and all of your questions and discuss any concerns. Our goal is to educate our clients on the benefits of testosterone optimization therapy and to minimize any potential risk factors.

These myths and facts are my opinions and should be consider medical/legal doctrine. However the facts are based on my own medical research and sources can be made available if you want to read more about TRT and its risks and benefits.

-Ben, NP

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