Testosterone Replacement Therapy/PCT

Testosterone is the major sex hormone in males and plays a number of important roles, such as:

• The development of the penis and testes • The deepening of the voice during puberty • The appearance of facial and pubic hair starting at puberty • Muscle size and strength • Bone growth and strength • Sex drive (libido) • Sperm production

Testosterone therapy has various risks, including:

• Worsening untreated sleep apnea — a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. • Causing acne or other skin reactions. • Gynocomastia (enlargement of breasts secondary to elevated estrogen levels) • Limiting sperm production or causing testicles to shrink. Stimulating too much red blood cell production, which contributes to the increased risk of forming a blood clot. A clot could break loose, travel through your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs, blocking blood flow (pulmonary embolism • Stimulating noncancerous growth of the prostate, BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)

NOTE* Men who receive testosterone replacement therapy had a decrease risk prostate cancer compared to those who did not use the therapy, and a decreased rate of aggressive prostate cancer.
Testosterone Replacement Linked to Lower Rates of Aggressive Prostate Cancer A nested case-control study based included all 38,570 prostate cancer cases diagnosed from 2009 to 2012, along with 192,838 age-matched men without prostate cancer. The results of the analysis were published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

SOME BENEFITS OF TRT INCLUDE: • Increased muscle mass and strength • Improved sexual desire • Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) levels • Decreased body fat • Increased confidence and a more positive mood • Increased energy levels throughout the day • Improved Sleep • Improved ability to handle stress • Improved brain function and cognitive ability • Better blood sugar regulation and decreased risk of diabetes

Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT) – For men who are on TRT and who would like to come off to “take a break” or men who have used excessive amounts for prolonged periods of time of anabolics; and would like to restart their own natural production of testosterone.