Testosterone therapy (TT) treatment has become increasingly popular since securing FDA approval in the 1990s. Now, more than ever, men are choosing to treat low T with testosterone injections. One study tracked the records of a major health insurer and found over 11 million adult men were prescribed TT, with men over 40 being the fastest-growing client demographic.
Recent research predicts the attention to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) will continue to rise. Trends suggested an anticipated billion-dollar increase in the global market for TRT as the number of studies spreading the benefits of testosterone injections to manage symptoms associated with low T rises too.
Why Is Testosterone Important?
Testosterone is a potent male sex hormone. Typically, adult male T levels should be around 300-1000ng/dL to promote proper growth and development. As infants, males can start producing testosterone as early as four weeks after gestation.
Throughout the lifetime of a healthy male, T levels will vary. Pre-pubescent boys start displaying physiological and anatomical changes like the presence of facial hair, body hair, and deeper voices due to a rise in testosterone levels.
T levels are behind many stereotypically masculine traits like chiseled features, broad shoulders, and defined muscles. Once boys hit puberty, testosterone levels spike to accelerate healthy development into adulthood.
Unfortunately, testosterone levels can sink with age. Researchers find once men turn 30, their T levels can drop by 1% each year.
According to a report by ABC News, 1 in 4 men over 30 are diagnosed with low T. Low T is diagnosed when T levels are below 300 ng/dL. Low T is becoming more prevalent over time. Scientists predict, by the year 2025 there will be over 6.5 million American men between the ages of 39 and 79 with low T. If so, that would be a 38% increase compared to the reported numbers of men with low T in 2000.
Testosterone plays a pivotal role in several bodily functions. A study in 2004 proved that healthy testosterone levels promote better cognitive performance. It specifically affects executive function, the ability to communicate and remember.
T levels also regulate metabolic functions. Because the body needs testosterone to metabolize carbs, fats, and protein, fluctuating T levels can drastically change health indicators like body fat composition and muscle mass.
It’s quite common for men with low T to carry excessive weight in the chest and midsection. In many cases, low T can make clients insulin resistant, elevate the number of triglycerides in the bloodstream, and raise cholesterol. In extreme cases, low T can elevate the risk of men developing heart complications and type 2 diabetes.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a solution for many men struggling with low T. TRT is administered by a certified medical professional and acts to balance T levels by introducing supplemental testosterone back into the bloodstream.
Often hypogonadism is associated with several unpleasant symptoms, like excessive weight gain, low libido, and fatigue. Testosterone therapy offers clients relief from symptoms that disrupt their lives and destroy their confidence.
While testosterone therapy can help some women restore balance, it’s primarily popular with men over the age of 30. According to Harvard Medical School experts, millions of men have used TRT to re-energize, as well as, raise their libido.
TRT has provided short and long term solutions for hormonal imbalances for adolescents and elderly clients as well.
The Journal of Endocrinology has published several studies proving that TRT can help men with low T lose weight. Researchers have found that TRT, along with a healthy low-calorie diet, can trim the waistline by optimizing fat metabolism. TRT can also rebuild muscle mass and create stronger bones.
There are a variety of methods for administering testosterone. However, at Renew Vitality, our medical professionals prefer the injectable method. It’s far more convenient for our clients. Typically men can administer the treatment themselves, at home, which means they don’t have the hassle of scheduling an appointment and coming into the office.
It’s also safer than the alternatives. Topical options like gels require men to apply the treatment to exposed skin. TRT can create a wide range of medical complications in women and children if exposed even by accident.
Finding Testosterone Injections in NYC
The Big Apple is home to 8.5 million residents and is the most densely populated city in the nation. There are 25 clinics to service 28,210 people per square kilometer looking for testosterone injections in NYC, including Renew Vitality.
Renew Vitality Can Help
Renew Vitality NYC is one of the country’s most trusted bioidentical testosterone therapy providers for adult men. Our approach is different. While some clinics only offer medication, we take a holistic approach. Even if you do not technically have low T, we can create an individualized treatment plan that caters to your needs.
Our office is located at 30 Central Park South, Suite 10A, New York, NY 10019, right next to The Plaza. Feel free to drop by between the hours of 8 am to 6 pm or give us a call to learn about all your options.