The information around TRT, or testosterone replacement therapy, is too wide. When there is too much information, misconceptions and misinformation are always present. This blog demystifies myths about TRT to ensure men who need help take it without tangling in all these myths. Why is it important? Because men usually visit a healthcare provider less than women, even when they are struggling and not feeling 100%. They only go see a healthcare professional when things get out of hand or their health issues become serious.

Men, too, face hormonal issues, and men may hesitate to seek help because of all the misinformation around them. However, hormone replacement therapy can have benefits, especially in chronic diseases rising among men. Therefore, this blog is about learning what TRT is and breaking the myths surrounding it.

What is TRT?

TRT means testosterone replacement therapy or androgen replacement. It is mainly used for treating low testosterone levels that can occur anytime due to age or medical conditions. But you can use it for non-medical uses too, like:

    Enhancing your sexual performance
    Achieving higher-energy levels
    It helps build muscle mass and helps with bodybuilding.

Myths about TRT: Bursting them

Myth 1: TRT can shrink testosterone

It is a common myth related to TRT treatments and therapy that they lead to fertility issues. Another myth is that many men believe that it can lead to the shrinking of testicles. It is not true, and if you take oral supplements or even injections, it does not shrink your testicles. If you have any doubts, talking to a healthcare professional is necessary.

Myth 2: TRT is best suited for older men only.

Testosterone levels indeed decline as you age; there is no rule that TRT is only for older men. Deficiency of testosterone occurs at any age, and the reasons for the same are many, like chronic illness, a few medical conditions, and genetic predisposition. Therefore, doctors may prescribe TRT treatment to men irrespective of their age, especially if they have low testosterone levels and even symptomatic hypogonadism.

Myth 3: TRT treatment is only for men.

Testosterone is known as the primary male hormone, but it is also present in smaller quantities in females. However, women need to have low testosterone levels for better hormonal health. If, due to some deficiencies, like surgical menopause and ovarian insufficiency, women’s testosterone levels are too low, doctors recommend TRT therapy for them. The trick here is to go to the best doctor, as it requires monitoring of dosage in women. Otherwise, the risks are too high.

Myth 4: TRT can cause hostility and aggression.

It is a common misconception and myth suggesting that TRT can lead to increased anger, hostile behavior, and aggression. This is often known as roid rage. The fact, however, is that when doctors administer testosterone therapy, it happens under medical supervision. So, only appropriate doses are administered. Thus, it does not lead to uncontrollable aggression. TRT therapy aims to restore hormone levels within the normal physiological range, improving energy levels, overall well-being, and mood.

Myth 5: TRT can lead to heart issues

It is a massive misconception that TRT can cause heart issues or increase the risk of cardiovascular events. Recent studies on this show no such definitive evidence that TRT prescriptions can lead to increased cardiovascular events, especially if you prescribe TRT at an appropriate dosage. Yes, there are risks, but that is true for every treatment. Therefore, it is necessary to take medical advice from a doctor who knows your entire medical history and follow their advice.

Myth 6: It is a shortcut to enhancing athletic performance and building muscles

Testosterone does have a role in muscle strengthening and growth. But that does not mean TRT is a shortcut for achieving athletic prowess or helps build muscle mass. TRT intends to restore the natural and optimal levels of testosterone and does not enhance any athletic performances or body composition. Also, if anyone believes this myth and abuses it for athletic building, it can have severe side effects.

TRT can help men suffering from multiple health conditions. If you are a man suffering from any hormonal issue, talk about it. Maybe TRT can help, and the whole idea of breaking the myths of TRT is essential so that men who need help get it.