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By Mike Kocsis | 10 minutes read | Last updated: April 14, 2021 |
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    If you are experiencing low testosterone, then you have probably considered using testosterone replacement therapy at one time or another. The decision to use testosterone replacement therapy is not always an easy one, but millions of men have used it to recover from low testosterone or their body’s inability to produce adequate testosterone. If you are considering using testosterone replacement therapy to treat low testosterone, then one of the most burning questions that you probably have is “what is the success rate of testosterone replacement therapy/TRT?” Is it something you can depend upon to give you positive results?

    In this guide, we are going to cover some of the most important topics surrounding testosterone replacement therapy success rates, what affects them, as well as some of the benefits and drawbacks of using TRT therapy as they relate to the success rate of this form of treatment. You’re going to learn more about TRT to help determine if it is a type of treatment that you might consider for your low testosterone. By conclusion, you’ll have a much better idea of whether you should depend on TRT as a way of increasing the amount of testosterone in your body and overcoming the symptoms that often come along with low testosterone.

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    Benefits of TRT

    In order to completely understand what success means in testosterone replacement therapy, we must first understand the benefits of TRT and what the outcome can be when the treatment is considered successful. These are the benefits that you can expect if your TRT has been deemed a success and your TRT treatment goes as planned.

    Sexual Desire

    One of the main benefits of testosterone replacement therapy is an increase in sexual desire. Testosterone is the main hormone that is responsible for sex drive, so it would make sense that an increase in testosterone and a return to normal testosterone levels will lead to increased sexual desire, as well. Men that have low testosterone often experience a decrease in sexual desire, but a successful testosterone replacement therapy treatment can result in a vastly improved sex life.

    Lowers Bad Cholesterol

    Testosterone replacement therapy treatment has more benefits than just on the hormones related to sex drive and other sexual body functions. Another positive side effect of testosterone replacement therapy is that it can help to lower the bad cholesterol in your body. Bad cholesterol is known to have many negative effects on the health of individuals with bad cholesterol. Thus, a successful TRT treatment plan can help to improve your longevity and quality of life as well.

    Increased Muscle Mass

    Testosterone plays a huge role in building and maintaining muscle mass. Without the right amount of testosterone in your body, you can easily see a decrease in muscle mass or an inability to maintain the muscle mass that you have built up. When you have low testosterone and go through TRT treatments, you can increase the muscle mass on your body and find that you have an easier time maintaining your muscle mass.

    Decrease in Body Fat

    Just as testosterone helps to regulate muscle mass, it also ensures that you have the right amount of body fat. A decrease in body fat is typical of people that undergo successful TRT and you should expect that if you have excess body fat, it may be burned faster when you increase the amount of testosterone in your body.

    Increased Confidence/Improved Mood

    Testosterone is a very important chemical hormone in our body and it affects many areas of our life. One of the things that it affects that we might not always realize is our confidence and general outlook on life. With a lowered testosterone level, these perceptions will be out of balance, which can cause a significant decrease in quality of life and your mood. If you want to increase your confidence and be in a better mood, one of the best ways to do so is with successful testosterone replacement therapy. TRT can help to balance the chemical hormones in your body and make sure that you can maintain a good mood and focus on what you are doing.

    More Energy

    Along with the other health benefits that come along with having just a normal amount of testosterone in the body is more energy. When you are low on testosterone, you might find that your energy levels are drastically decreased and you are finding it harder and harder to get through the day. In this case, increasing the testosterone in your body could be the answer that you are looking for. An increase in testosterone can put your body back into balance and help you to have more energy throughout the day.

    Improved Sleep

    Men that are experiencing lowered testosterone levels frequently have a hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep, let alone having quality sleep. When TRT is successful, it is very possible that you can experience an increase in not only the time that you are able to sleep but an improvement in the quality of your sleep as well. If you are looking to increase your quality of life and general health that has suffered at the hands of low testosterone and the associated symptoms, then a TRT plan might be the right choice for you.

    Handle Stress Better

    When the hormones in your body, including testosterone, are out of balance, it can really affect your ability to handle stress. Without the right level of testosterone in your body, you can start to easily feel like you can’t handle the stress that is in your life and you could become more overwhelmed. After a comprehensive TRT treatment that is customized for you and a successful conclusion to that treatment, you could very well experience an improvement in your ability to handle stress.

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    Drawbacks of TRT

    While there is a lot to love about TRT and what it can do for your body, there are also some potential drawbacks of going through this kind of treatment. Mostly, these will be symptoms that you can feel when the treatment is unsuccessful the small percentage of the time that it happens.

    Side Effects of TRT

    There are a number of side effects that are associated with TRT, and not all of them are necessarily fun to deal with. This is one of the most significant drawbacks of going through TRT and if you are unsuccessful, this may be what you remember about the experience the most. The side effects of TRT include:

    • Acne
    • Oily Skin
    • Lowered Sperm Count
    • Blood Clots
    • Testicle Shrinkage
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

    Though a very high percentage of patients going through TRT experience positive results, it is possible that you experience negative side effects that make the experience less than pleasurable. It is very rare that this is the experience that people have with TRT, but you should be aware that it is a possibility.

    Avoid With Certain Conditions

    Another possible drawback of TRT is that it is generally not recommended for people with pre-existing conditions, especially if those conditions are what is causing the low testosterone in the first place. TRT is made to help those that should be producing adequate testosterone catch up to normal levels, not help people defy age or pre-existing conditions that are getting in the way of proper testosterone production. If you have certain health conditions, it may be best that you avoid TRT. This can limit the scope of people that can use TRT to their advantage, but it is for the best to keep those people safe.

    What is the Success Rate of TRT?

    If you are considering TRT as a way to raise the level of testosterone in your body, one of the first things that you want to know about TRT is the success rate. The success rate of a treatment like TRT can tell you whether it would be considered a good investment to get TRT and put in the time, effort, and money to make it happen. If you don’t feel comfortable with the success rate of TRT, then you know that you can try another treatment instead. It is hard to know the exact success rate of testosterone therapy because, to be honest, it heavily depends on the individual and other external factors that affect the success rate.

    Generally, you should expect that if your doctor prescribes TRT, you will experience greater than a 75% chance of success with TRT. For men that follow the regimen and the doctor’s TRT dosage guidelines and instructions, this can even go higher. The reason that it is hard to know exactly how successful TRT is throughout its existence is that there are so many factors that influence it. However, you should look at TRT with a generally favorable view of the success rate and expect a positive outcome most of the time with your TRT.

    What Affects the Success Rate?

    If you are trying to evaluate the effectiveness and success rate of testosterone replacement therapy, then there are some factors that you should take into account when considering whether TRT is likely to work for you. Though none of these singularly decides whether you are a good candidate for TRT or not, they can help to paint a larger picture and give you an idea of whether you should be able to expect success when using TRT. Here are the factors that will influence the success rate in your TRT plan.

    Age

    Generally, TRT is made to help those that are younger overcome conditions that are making them produce less testosterone than what is usual. If you are older, then there is a chance that you are not as good of a candidate for TRT. Older men are more at risk for natural decline of testosterone, and that is not something that TRT is meant to treat. TRT is meant to compensate for the body’s lack of ability to produce testosterone, not defy time and gravity which will gradually bring down the level of testosterone production over the years. Therefore, the success rate of TRT will be lesser in men that are older and have already started to experience a natural decline in testosterone.

    Pre-Existing Conditions

    Another factor that will influence the success rate of TRT is whether you have any pre-existing conditions. It will obviously depend on the condition that you are experiencing because TRT treatments are designed to help overcome some conditions such as hypogonadism. However, if you have another health issue that is significantly impacting your ability to produce enough testosterone, that is much more difficult to overcome with TRT treatments. Depending on the condition that you have and how it is interfering with testosterone production, this could have a very serious impact on your success rate.

    Type of TRT

    You’ll find that when you are starting the process of getting TRT to boost your testosterone levels, you have some options when it comes to the method with which you administer the treatment. There are injections, patches, pills, and other methods that you can use to administer TRT. The type of treatment that you choose is important because different people have success with different methods and some treatments are inherently more successful and effective than others. You should still try to find the right treatment for you, but keep in mind that the treatment method that you select could determine your success rate.

    Doctor

    A big part of the success or lack thereof hinges on the doctor that you decide to work with. TRT treatments are mostly the same from doctor to doctor, but each doctor generally has a timeline of when you should complete the treatments and how the treatments are administered. Working with the right doctor can have a heavy impact on your success rate when going through TRT. It is important that you choose a doctor that has a reputation for success and that can care for you in the best way possible. Balance My Hormones only work with the very best TRT doctors, most of which are on treatment themselves and have many years of experience working with testosterone replacement therapy.

    TRT Success Stories

    There are countless TRT success stories online, we’ve even got a few of our 90 positive reviews outlined on our website testimonials section. Search for yourself online or view our reviews and testimonials to get a better understanding of how successful TRT can be and the hugely positive impact it can have on peoples lives. We’ve also got a TRT before and after pictures section which will soon include video interviews from happy customers.

    Should You Expect TRT to Work?

    Overall, TRT is a highly successful treatment for those that meet the criteria to make them eligible and you should feel very confident in its success rate. If you are experiencing low testosterone and the symptoms that often come with it, then TRT might be a great choice for you. Balance My Hormones have helped thousands of men with TRT, if you feel you are suffering from low testosterone symptoms then contact us for a free consulation.

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    About the Author: Mike Kocsis

    Mike Kocsis has an MBA with a focus on healthcare administration and is an entrepreneur and medical case manager for Balance My Hormones Ltd which offers medical services in the UK and Europe. Mike has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, much of that working with people who have hormone imbalances. Mike has appeared on podcasts and radio and is an expert speaker on the subject of hormone imbalance. He specialises in Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and has helped thousands of people suffering from hormone imbalances recover and regain control of their lives. You can follow him on LinkedIn and on the Balance My Hormones YouTube Channel.

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