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Talking to Your Doctor about Low Testosterone

Testosterone is an essential hormone required to live a normal, healthy life. Testosterone deficiency can negatively affect your mental, physical, and emotional health. Different factors such as age, weight, diet, and health conditions can contribute to low testosterone. According to a survey, 40% of men who are 40 or above suffer from low testosterone. Another study shows that 30% of obese men develop low testosterone. If you, too, are suffering from this health issue, you might be planning to visit […]

Debunking Myths about Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a popular treatment option used to increase testosterone levels. When doing online research on this treatment, you may find many myths and misconceptions about it, which may confuse you about whether to have it or not. That is why it is important to correct your knowledge by getting information only from authentic sources. In this article, we have debunked popular Testosterone Replacement Therapy-related myths to help you better understand its effects. Myth: Testosterone is only produced […]

Testosterone Creams and Gels

Testosterone creams and gels are popular forms of testosterone medication prescribed to men who have low testosterone levels. There are other forms of testosterone medication, such as injections, but many people prefer testosterone gels and creams because they are easier to use and apply than injections. If you are considering these forms of testosterone medication but are still not sure whether to use them or not, read the article to learn more about them and make a knowledgeable decision. How to […]

Can you do TRT during Ramadan?

Caveat to any advice is there may be differences of opinion amongst the different schools of jurisprudence. Therefore, we advise people to refer to scholars of their choosing for their specific cases. There is consensus however that injections, specifically subcutaneous and intramuscular, and transdermal preparations do not invalidate the fast as they offer no nutritional benefit, and nor are they entering the gastrointestinal system directly. Hence, as opposed to other types of medication administration such as oral or nasal, TRT […]

Effect of Low Testosterone on Memory and Brain Health

We all experience moments in life when we forget to do something that we planned earlier or forget where we placed an important item. Well, these situations may seem frustrating, but they are a normal part of life. But when you start forgetting about things and important matters more frequently, you may have an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Though forgetfulness is a natural part of ageing, some experts believe that your low testosterone (low T) levels can […]

How to get TRT in the UK: NHS or Private Clinic

  Think you may benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) but not quite sure how to go about getting it? Not to worry, we’ve put together this article to inform you of the different routes to getting TRT and their pros and cons. There are two main ways to get TRT in the UK; through the NHS, or through a private clinic like Balance My Hormones. One thing both routes have in common is that you will need to take […]

What Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a medical treatment that aims to restore testosterone levels to optimal physiological range. TRT involves providing the body with bioidentical testosterone (T) to help relieve low T symptoms. The most common way for testosterone to be administered is through injection or topical methods such as creams and gels but it can also be administered by patch, pill, or implant. Some men are born with low testosterone, but you can also develop insufficient testosterone levels through […]

Medication To Increase Testosterone

Testosterone is the main sex hormone that is important for sexual function and overall health in men. Men experience fluctuation in their testosterone levels throughout their lives. Some men develop a health condition called hypogonadism, during which gonads fail to produce testosterone in sufficient amounts. Its symptoms include lack of energy, change in mood, trouble in getting an erection, low sperm count, a decline in bone density and muscle strength. If you have been diagnosed with hypogonadism, your doctor will […]

Low Testosterone Treatment FAQs

Low testosterone is a hormonal issue in which you become deficient in testosterone. According to the American Urology Association, every 2 men out of 100 have this problem. Low testosterone is more common in older men compared to younger ones. Studies also indicate that 40% of men aged at least 45 have low testosterone or testosterone deficiency. Here are the frequently asked questions related to low testosterone treatment that will help you understand it better. What roles does testosterone play […]

10 Foods High in Estrogen

Estrogen is a vital naturally-occuring hormone and it plays a key role in maintaining a women’s sexual and reproductuve health. Research also shows that good levels are equally important in men’s health. If you want to increase your natural estrogen levels keep reading. Here is the list of the 10 best foods that you should consider to boost your serum estrogen levels. If you are struggling with your hormones and think you require a professional assessment, considering taking our hormone […]