There are a lot of questions, concerns, and confusion regarding HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Some of these questions are: What types of HRT are there? Is it safe? Am I a candidate for treatment and how do I find out? How, when and where do I start?
Two of the most common types of HRT that we sometimes don’t associate with hormone replacement is 1) Insulin for diabetes 2) Thyroid medication for thyroid gland abnormalities. Another well-known therapy is Estrogen and Progesterone used primarily as female hormone replacement.
Two forms of hormone replacement that have contributed to very positive and profound changes for many individuals:
- TRT (testosterone replacement therapy), used in both men and women.
- GHT (growth hormone therapy), also used in men and women.
Has there been a fair amount of undeserved negative publicity associated with these two forms of therapy? Yes. Just like anything, when misused inappropriately, a beneficial medication or therapeutic regimen may be abused and become harmful. As we know, this negative stigma will forever be linked to some of the most popular, well known and may I dare say, infamous athletes of our time. Through the efforts of diligent urologists, endocrinologists and those that have a firm understanding of our endocrine system, the inaccurate and unfounded studies regarding these forms of HRT have been laid to rest, and we now understand the real benefit an appropriately dosed therapeutic regimen can offer.
So the answer to the question: Are TRT and GHT safe? YES – when dosed appropriately and closely monitored by a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
How do I find out if I’m a candidate for therapy? Schedule an appointment for a comprehensive laboratory evaluation, consultation, and examination. Where? With a Man Alive health care professional or a qualified health care provider with whom you feel confident and comfortable. Please understand that standardized testing for testosterone and human growth hormone is ineffective. There are many more parameters that need to be considered for an accurate diagnosis.
When should I start? I follow that up with another question: What are you waiting for? Call or visit our website; manaliveclinic.com to make an appointment today!
Man Alive Team
All information provided is based on expert consensus, our professional experience, and personal opinion.