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Testosterone Replacement Therapy

What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a medical treatment for men that restores low testosterone levels back to their normal range. Testosterone is a hormone that helps develop male reproductive tissues and maintain secondary sexual characteristics, including muscle bulk, body and facial hair patterns, and bone density. Doctors typically recommend this therapy when the body cannot produce sufficient testosterone on its own.

Why is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Needed?

Testosterone replacement therapy is recommended for men who display serious symptoms of testosterone deficiency. By replenishing testosterone, this treatment can enhance one’s libido, sperm production, energy level, mood, as well as muscle strength and bone density.

What is Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome?

Testosterone deficiency syndrome, also known as hypogonadism, is a condition characterised by insufficient production of testosterone in men. It can occur due to factors such as ageing or certain medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, infections and autoimmune disease.

What are the Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome?

Common signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency syndrome include:

  1. Reduced Sex Drive: One of the primary signs of men with low testosterone levels is a decline in sexual drive (libido) or interest in engaging in sexual activities.
  2. Erectile Dysfunction: Testosterone helps maintain penile tissue health and regulate the blood flow needed for an erection. However, insufficient testosterone levels can contribute to difficulty obtaining or maintaining an erection.
  3. Decreased Muscle Mass: Low testosterone levels may decrease muscle strength and overall physical performance.
  4. Decreased Bone Density: Men with reduced testosterone levels may experience lower bone density, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis and fractures in the future.
  5. Mood Changes: Testosterone deficiency can be associated with mood swings, irritability, or depression.
  6. Fatigue: Testosterone helps maintain energy levels and overall vitality among men. Low hormone levels may result in fatigue, decreased motivation, or a general decline in energy.
  7. Changes in Cognitive Function: Men experiencing low testosterone levels tend to experience short-term memory loss and difficulty concentrating.

What are the Different Types of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Singapore?

There are several types of testosterone replacement therapy available in Singapore. These include:

  1. Oral Testosterone: This type of hormone replacement therapy involves taking a pill that can either be swallowed or attached to the gum or inner cheek.
  2. Topical Testosterone: This method consists of applying a testosterone gel patch or cream to the arms, shoulders, or thighs.
  3. Injectable Testosterone: This can be administered into the muscle tissue or under the skin.
  4. Testosterone Pellets: These are small plastic implants surgically placed beneath the skin, typically in the hip or buttock region.

Your doctor will advise you on the method that is best suited for your needs; as well as the instructions, dosage and frequency of use.

At Dr Tan Medical Center, we offer a range of TRT treatment options in Singapore. If you are experiencing symptoms of testosterone deficiency, reach out to our men’s health clinic at 6513 0359 today.

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If you have any queries, please contact us at 6513 0359 or use the contact form below.

Dr Tan Medical Centre

10 Sinaran Drive #09-30, Novena Medical Centre, Singapore 307506

Tel: (+65) 6513 0359 WhatsApp: (+65) 9750 5037

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