hypogonadism and testosterone optimisation therapy (TOT)
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testosterone optimisation therapy (tot)
Most frequent questions and answers
what is testosterone optimisation?
Testosterone optimisation therapy is a safe and effective treatment to combat symptoms of testosterone deficiency and restore a man’s hormonal health.
Treatment is aimed at restoring the normal level of testosterone to improve wellbeing, sexual function, quality of life and to prevent development of osteoporosis. There are now several preparations of testosterone available, all of which require a doctor’s prescription.
what is hypogonadism ?
Hypogonadism is a lack of the male sex hormone testosterone and affects about 5 in every 1000 men. Testosterone is required by all men for a healthy life physically and psychologically. It is a hormone produced by the testes and is regulated by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus in the brain. Hypogonadism in men can be due to a problem with the testes themselves or the pituitary gland or hypothalamus. This includes disorders of the testes such as Klinefelter’s syndrome, inflammation of the testes, radiation or chemotherapy and alcohol abuse.
benefits of testosterone optimisation
- Less fat build up and lean muscle production
Increase muscle mass, Clarity of mind
Increased confidence, Better sleep, Less chance of getting diabetes
- Higher Libido (Sex Drive), Less Fatigue, Higher degree of focus, Less chance of mental health issues, Stronger Erections, Strengthened hair and more facial hair
how long will it take to work?
TOT is a long-term investment in your health, and one of the great things about it is that many people will notice a difference within a few days. For others it can take a few weeks to start seeing results. In the long-term, you will see a cumulative effect in terms of wellbeing, results and how you feel.
how to get tot?
If you think you need TOT and have had the necessary testosterone blood tests and spoken to your GP then the next step is to seek out treatment. Before you get TOT treatment it’s important to consider the risks and potential side effects as well as all the benefits of the treatment. There are two main ways to get TOT treatment in the UK – Privately via Clinics and NHS via GP’s