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Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy the Same as Steroids?

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) has become a much-talked-about treatment for men over the past few years. However, there are many people who have questions about testosterone treatment. More specifically, many people want to know if testosterone is the same thing as a steroid.

Simply put: no, testosterone replacement is not the same as steroids.

If you are considering testosterone replacement therapy, you may be thinking of large muscles and the aggressive behavior that many people associate with illegal anabolic steroid use. This is not what you will experience with testosterone at all.

While testosterone and steroids do have some of the same ingredients in them and both are thought of as “strong male treatments” these two treatments are very different. Steroids are often abused by those who want to achieve a certain muscular physique. Testosterone treatments on the other hand, are actually meant to treat a very serious issue called low T.

The Testosterone Replacement Therapy Difference

TRT is used by medical professionals to treat men with low testosterone, or low T. Men naturally start producing less testosterone as they age, but for some men, they start to produce far less testosterone than normal.

This can lead to a number of symptoms including:

  • Fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low semen production
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Decrease muscle mass
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Decreasing bone mass

These symptoms can drastically impact any man’s overall quality of life. The first and most accurate way to determine if you have low T is to start with a blood test. This test will help determine just how low your testosterone levels are, so that men can get the exact amount of testosterone they need in order to feel like themselves again.

Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we can help you get a better view of your testosterone levels and help you get the treatment that you need.

If you have questions about low testosterone and what you can do to help get your testosterone levels back on track, LT Men’s Clinic is ready to help. We are here to help with innovative low testosterone treatments, just contact us today at (817)-369-3605 to schedule an appointment.