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Testosterone Therapy: 5 Popular Myths That Aren’t True.

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Learn The Truth About TRT and Why You Need To Start Therapy Now!



Often men who are curious about
starting testosterone replacement therapy are exposed to myths that may both
confuse and scare them away from beginning treatment. It’s not unusual for us
to hear about wives and girlfriends “forbidding” their men from starting TRT
because of the “Things” that they’ve heard about hormone replacement. They’re
afraid of what will happen to their husbands and boyfriends once they raise
their testosterone levels. The fact is, the most common myths about TRT that
prevent people from getting the help that will undoubtedly improve their health
and quality of life. Here are a few of the more common misconceptions that we
hear from patients who are apprehensive about starting TRT and the truth behind
these myths. If you want to look and feel better, have more focus and energy, increased sex drive and performance, then read more here and call NovaGenix at 561-277-8260 to schedule a consultation to learn how your life can improve with just one visit to our facility.


#1. Testosterone Makes Men Aggressive
and Violent.
Recent studies and
new scientific evidence refutes the popular preconception that testosterone
will cause aggressive, violent, egocentric, and risky behavior. Most people
think that men on TRT will become hyper-aggressive and violent and if you as a
woman believe this to be true, then obviously you wouldn’t want to let a
potential maniac into your house. However recent studies have shown that view
to be false. According to a recent study at the Universities of Zurich and
Royal Holloway London (Eisenegger et al. Prejudice and truth about the
effect of testosterone on human bargaining behaviour
Nature,
2009) “The study’s results contradict this view sharply. Test subjects with an
artificially enhanced testosterone level generally made better, fairer offers
than those who received placebos, thus reducing the risk of a rejection of
their offer to a minimum. “The preconception that testosterone only causes
aggressive or egoistic behavior in humans is thus clearly refuted,” sums
up Eisenegger.” As it turns out, most men who start TRT say that they feel
better and that their moods have improved as a result. It’s important to note,
that TRT is replacing testosterone to therapeutic levels that the body is no
longer capable of producing. This benefits a male greatly and has a tremendous
impact on  their overall health and
happiness. 

#2 Testosterone Causes
Prostate Cancer.
Most average
physicians are convinced that TRT will lead to prostate growth and cancer. The
idea that one could get prostate cancer from starting TRT is certainly a valid
reason to avoid therapy at all costs. Most people have heard this story about
testosterone causing prostate cancer in men. As it turns out, this too is not
in fact true. Most of these misconceptions about TRT and cancer came about due
to faulty scientific studies from decades ago. More recent research has found
out that this there is no association between prostate cancer and TRT.  “At the May 2015
American Urological Association
Annual Meeting, the results of a meta-analysis indicated that natural and
prescription testosterone (both
endogenous and exogenous, respectively) do not cause prostate cancer or trigger increases in the
levels of prostate-specific
antigen (PSA).
Oct 10, 2016” (https://prostate.net/articles/testosterone-prostate-cancer-link)
Not only does TRT NOT cause prostate cancer, it way actually help PREVENT it!
Logically if higher levels of testosterone are responsible for prostate related
health issues, why then do we not see 18-24 year olds (who typically have the
highest testosterone levels) have prostate issues?
The confusion of
testosterone and the risk of prostate cancer is that the risk of developing
cancer increases as men get older, which happens to be the same time men’s
normal T levels begin to drop. There is a possible correlation between low
testosterone levels and even potentially having too much estrogen—being a
factor that can cause the risks to increase.


#3 My Balls Will Shrink
This is partially
true. Men who take steroids or JUST testosterone will stop producing
testosterone naturally as their body registers an increase in T levels. The
testes stop making T on their own and within a month, the testicles will be
noticeably smaller and softer. HOWEVER….If you are under the care of an
experienced physician with knowledge of TRT, they will hopefully prescribe HcG
which when taken at the right dosage helps restore and maintain testosterone
production in the testes by mimicking LH and triggering the production and
release of testosterone. This prevents the testes from shrinking and maintains
natural testosterone production in men on TRT. For some guys, it’s all about
the symmetry! Here is a link with more info on testicular atrophy and TRT. (https://www.livestrong.com/article/222751-the-effects-of-testosterone-on-the-testis/)

#4. I’ll Grow Man
Boobs.
Once again…Not
entirely true. If you decide to take testosterone on your own without the
guidance of a physician, or if you have an inexperienced doctor, you may begin
to have an increase in estrogen levels. It’s possible that when a male’s testosterone levels are
especially low in comparison to estrogen, or the body there is an increase in
estrogen production as a response to testosterone
production, larger breasts could possibly develop. This condition is
called gynecomastia and it
may appear because of estrogen production. Even the myth about testosterone
induced “roid rage” is often an increase of estrogen which can cause “PMS” like
symptoms in a man. Once again, with an experienced doctor, you’ll have your
levels tested and analyzed and an estrogen blocker prescribed to make sure that
you’ll get the full benefits of TRT and none of the possible unwanted side
effects like man boobs and roid rage. Read more about gynecomastia and TRT here (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14963480)

#5. I’ll Turn Into The Hulk

When you undergo TRT, you are replacing what your body is no
longer producing. Therapeutic
doses that are meant to keep you within the upper
ranges of normal T levels in men your age. 
As a result of TRT, a male can
expect to lose body fat and shed unwanted pounds. They’ll even put
on some lean
muscle mass bust rest be assured, you WILL NOT grow to gargantuan 
proportions! 
Typically, a person looking to gain muscle via steroids for performance enhancing reasons, they 
would take at least 600mg of testosterone a week. TRT
protocols for therapeutic purposes are legal 
and medically beneficial for the
patient and usually are at 210mg on the upper range of a prescription 
written
by a doctor. How much muscle a man will put on depend on several factors, such
as age, 
genetics, lifestyle, diet, exercise routine etc… So the truth is that a
man on TRT will put on SOME 
muscle and lose fat but they will NOT turn into Mr.
Olympia. They’ll feel energized, and look and 
feel better but in regards to
muscle mass, they will not look freakishly large and bulky!



therapy, we’d love to hear them. We can schedule you a FREE 
consultation and
let you sit down with our physician who has years 
of experience in
bio-identical 
hormone replacement therapy. Call 
us today at 561-277-8260
and schedule an appointment that 
can turn your life around and get you feeling and looking younger. 


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