Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) - How Can It Help?
When testosterone levels or activity within the body are low, men can experience symptoms including decreased sex drive (libido), erection problems, fatigue, depression, weight gain, poor concentration, short term memory loss and irritability (Carruthers, 2016).
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a safe and effective way of combating these symptoms and restoring a man’s hormonal health. The Centre for Men’s Health has been a leading clinic in the field for over 25 years.
During that time, our pioneering use of TRT at our clinics in London and Manchester has helped thousands of men regain their health and vitality and return to a fulfilling sex life.
Alongside having a revived sex drive and returned energy and stamina, our patients often report feeling younger and stronger, happier and less irritable. Muscle aches disappear, memory improves, and many report increased energy and assertiveness.
“The treatment made such a difference to me - it was like turning the clock back 20 years or being re-born. I got my life back.” Dan
“I have a greater desire for living, my circulation has improved, I sleep better and consequently I am less irritable at home. I have also lost a lot of midriff fat and I have more muscle. I don't get as many colds and when I do they aren't as severe. I feel so much healthier.” David
Why Are Healthy Testosterone Levels Important?
Testosterone is the key hormone in men. It is vital to the development and maintenance of men’s sexual characteristics and function. Normal active testosterone levels help to maintain normal sex drive and fertility, as well as a healthy mood.
It is also increasingly recognised as being very important to wider male health in a range of other areas, such as contributing to maintaining energy levels and healthy bones.
Our research at the Centre indicates that 20% of men (2 million) across the UK over the age of 50 suffer from testosterone deficiency syndrome. However, only 1% have been diagnosed and are being treated.
What Forms Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Are Available?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy at the Centre is usually given by testosterone gel or injections.
For the first two to six months we normally recommend a testosterone gel which is easy to apply. This method can safely be continued for as long as you are happy with the daily applications. In the long term, some patients prefer the ease of long acting injections which are given 6 - 10 weeks apart.
To ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment, we monitor our patients carefully on an ongoing basis. We discuss alternative treatment methods during regular follow up appointments and changing to alternative treatment types is straightforward.
Andropause, Male Menopause Or Low T?
There are a wide range of terms in use to describe the medical condition where a low or insufficiently active level of testosterone has led to symptoms or signs. Common terms include male menopause, andropause, hypogonadism low testosterone/Low T and Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome. All of these refer to the same underlying medical issue.
The Centre generally uses the term Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TDS)/Testosterone Deficiency, as we believe this most accurately describes the condition and its cause.
Why Have Your Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) At The Centre For Men’s Health?
We have spent over 25 years developing a successful treatment model for our TRT patients. This makes the Centre one of the longest established UK healthcare providers in the field. Our regular clinics in London (Harley Street) and Manchester Deansgate) provide a swift, confidential solution for men struggling with the symptoms of low testosterone.
We make sure our patients have the time they need to fully discuss the health problems they are facing and to work with our doctors to find the right treatment solution.
Your diagnosis will be based on a comprehensive blood test, review of symptoms, medical history and physical examination. For those patients who go on to treatment, careful and regular monitoring is carried out. This enables us to optimise treatment and monitor safety parameters.
Our founder, Professor Malcolm Carruthers, has been a pioneer in developing TRT in the UK and remains one of the world’s foremost experts in this area. Our medical team — Mr Mark Feneley, Dr Clive Morrison, and Dr Anand Patel — have many years of expertise in helping men overcome the effects of low testosterone.
Cost of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) at the Centre for Men’s Health – London and Manchester Clinics
Blood Test* - £215
London Harley Street Clinic First Appointment: £500
Manchester Deansgate Clinic First Appointment: £300
*A blood test is required for all initial and some follow up appointments as the results form a key part of your diagnosis and ongoing monitoring.