Why Men With Low Testosterone Wanting to Become Fathers Should Consider Short-Acting Testosterone Replacement
Testosterone replacement therapy for men can be “short-acting” or “long-acting.”
Short-acting is better for men with low testosterone who want to have children.
The latest research indicates that short-acting testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is more effective than long-acting TRT for helping men with low testosterone (hypogonadism) maintain intratesticular testosterone essential for spermatogenesis. This means that men with low testosterone who want to maintain fertility should opt for short-acting testosterone replacement therapy.
Doctors have known for some time now that long-acting testosterone replacement therapy has been linked to infertility in a large number of hypogonadal men due to suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis.
However, this latest research seems to indicate that short-acting testosterone replacement therapy may have less of an impact on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis than long-acting TRT in the context of improving sperm production.
The study researchers concluded that short-acting forms of testosterone replacement therapy may be more effective than long-acting forms of TRT at helping men maintain spermatogenesis and that this finding should be considered when treating men with low testosterone who want to preserve their fertility in the hopes of fathering a child.
What Every Man Needs to Know Low Testosterone and Testosterone Replacement
Whether you want to become a father or not, or whether short-acting or long-acting testosterone replacement therapy is right for you, TRT is the only way to treat men with low testosterone.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that your testosterone level drops as you age. Testosterone levels in men peak at the age of 20. After that, it starts a steady decline. Once you are over 35, you can lose as much as 2% of your total testosterone per year. That is a significant drop that can result in age-related testosterone deficiency, also known as “low testosterone,” “hypogonadism,” or “low testosterone.”
But, no matter what you call it, the condition involves a drop in testosterone production that becomes more dramatic in men over the age of 45. Prescription testosterone replacement therapy for men is available via injection, topical creams or gels, skin patches, subdermal pellets, or oral medication.
Most doctors agree that testosterone injections are the safest and most effective form of testosterone therapy. Testosterone replacement therapy is only available with a doctor’s prescription. You cannot buy testosterone online or anywhere without a doctor’s prescription. While any doctor can write you a prescription for testosterone replacement therapy, you should work with a clinic like Woodlands Wellness that specializes in age management and helping patients to look and feel their best at any age.
At Woodlands Wellness, we realize that not all men with age-related hormone loss will have the same set of symptoms or the same health and wellness goals. We will tailor your program of testosterone therapy to your unique needs and lifestyle to maximize your benefits and optimize your results. We will evaluate all of your critical hormones. Patients with age-related testosterone loss are also often suffering from a growth hormone deficiency as well.
Our medical director and the entire staff at Woodland Wellness are committed to making sure that all of our clients receive expert care from providers who specialize in regenerative and functional medicine. This unique approach identifies and resolves underlying health problems that affect both body and mind. Functional medicine boosts overall wellness and addresses cosmetic concerns.
In addition to hormone replacement, clients at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center also have access to a full range of aesthetic treatments. The practice specializes in anti-aging services, including Botox®, injectables, chemical peels, and skin tightening treatments. Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center also offer state-of-the-art procedures like CoolSculpting® to help clients achieve their aesthetic goals without surgery.
” I have been on testosterone therapy working with the good people at Woodlands for three years. The whole team is nothing short of awesome. They are always attentive and eager to accommodate. The medical assistants are polite, informative, and compassionate. My follow-ups are quick and reliable. If you have low testosterone, Woodlands provides excellent service – you will not find anyone better!”
– Johnathan E., Kingwood, TX
If you would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of testosterone replacement therapy, please contact us today by calling (281) 223-1124.