You may have heard of testosterone replacement therapy, but chances are, what you heard was wrong. There are many myths surrounding this safe and effective treatment, despite the negative stigma that sometimes surrounds it. Here, we will debunk five common ones.
Myth 1: Testosterone therapy is illegal
Testosterone belongs to a class of hormones known as “steroid hormones.” Because of this, it have been wrongly vilified in the media due to the word “steroid.” Testosterone therapy is in fact fully legal, and can be extremely helpful for many men.
Myth 2: Higher testosterone can cause baldness
Baldness is largely determined by genetics. If you are predisposed to balding, testosterone therapy is not going to speed this up or likely affect it at all. On the other hand, if you are not genetically prone to baldness, testosterone therapy is not going to magically flip a switch that will make you go bald.
Myth 3: Testosterone causes aggressive behavior
When many people think about testosterone, they conjure up images of muscle-bound gym rats with plenty of attitude to spare! The truth is, testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone that helps men maintain a healthy sex drive, build and maintain muscle, and promotes healthy bones. Studies have proven that testosterone is not linked with anger, aggression, or violence, despite what popular culture may tell you.
Myth 4: Low testosterone is normal
There is no denying the fact that men will naturally experience slightly lower testosterone levels as they age. Testosterone therapy addresses the unnaturally low testosterone levels that many men experience and that is severely detrimental to their quality of life. With our help, you can reclaim your life from the symptoms of low testosterone!
Myth 5: Low testosterone only affects older men
While it is true that low testosterone is more common in men over the age of forty, it can affect men in their twenties and thirties as well. No matter what age you are, if you are experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone you should schedule an appointment today to talk with our testosterone replacement therapy expert.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of low testosterone, you may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation so we can help you determine the best treatment plan for your unique situation! We look forward to hearing from you.