What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone found in all humans, as well as in other animals. It is most often associated with libido and plays a vital role in sperm production but also affects bone and muscle mass, mood, mental clarity, the way men store fat in the body and even red blood cell production.

The production of testosterone starts to increase significantly during puberty and begins to dip after age 30 which is called the Male Menopause or Andropause. Historically, this was just accepted as normal and almost considered a taboo subject whilst the changing hormone levels of women during Menopause were widely accepted and treated. Alphagenix want to change this and make the Andropause as acceptable to discuss as Mens Mental Health.

Testosterone Levels - Why They Fall

Why do Testosterone Levels fall?

Although testosterone is a vital component within the body, falling levels of the hormone are not necessarily problematic. In fact, most 30-year old men can expect to experience some reduction due to poor lifestyle (diet) or mental health problems such as stress, depression or anxiety.

Another reason may be hypogonadism, where the testes produce few or no hormones.

Regardless of the reason, if left unchecked low testosterone levels can weaken bones, potentially causing osteoporosis and rather worryingly, an article published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has linked low testosterone to an increased risk of death.

What are the symptoms?

Problems may occur as testosterone levels drop below or around the lower limit of the hormonal range. These can include symptoms such as:

  • Low Energy

    Testosterone plays a vital role in providing your energy, therefore lower testosterone levels are typically associated with lower energy levels and fatigue.

  • Reduced Muscle Mass or Weakness

    One of the other commonly reported symptoms of low testosterone is a reduction in muscle mass and general weakness.

  • Poor Focus

    From supplementation and lifestyle changes to TRT, Alphagenix is here to help you make an informed decision.

  • Depression

    Less often discussed, low levels of testosterone often lead to depression-like symptoms as the chemical balances within the brain are adversely affected.

  • Lack of Motivation

    Similar to depression-like symptoms, low levels of testosterone can also lead to a lack of motivation.

  • Lowered Self-Confidence

    Self-confidence is something that is frequently tied with normal or higher levels of testosterone in the body.

  • Low Libido

    This is one of the most common symptoms associated with lower levels of testosterone, as testosterone is the hormone responsible for your sex drive.

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia may occur as the result of worrying about your symptoms of low testosterone.

  • Obesity

    Physical fitness is one area that can be heavily affected by low testosterone. Struggling to lose weight? Check your testosterone.

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How is it tested?

A simple blood test either carried out at home or in one of our many associated clinics nationwide can measure your testosterone levels. Please get in touch to order yours today.

How is it treated?

Testosterone Replacement Therapy or TRT is available at Alphagenix either as a gel or an injection and our specialist doctors will help you make an informed decision about which TRT treatment to choose following the necessary tests and a full consultation.

Positive benefits of improving your testosterone levels include:

  • Improved erectile function
  • More assertive
  • Improved mental acuity
  • Better concentration and drive
  • Better muscle strength
  • Less anxiety
  • Improved bone density
  • Improved outlook on life.
Testosterone - Why go Private for TRT

Why get TRT treatment privately?

One common question is why do I need to get TRT privately when we have the NHS? In our opinion there are numerous reasons but here are some of the main problems you may face.

1. The NHS will test total testosterone levels only and not give you a complete picture of how your body is using the testosterone.

2. TRT treatment on the NHS is unlikely to fix your testosterone issues as the treatment methods and on-going management of testosterone levels is not up to the same standards offered by private TRT clinics.

3. Private clinics often have highly experienced doctors who specialise in the treatment

4. Often the private clinics have been setup by an expert in TRT, or someone actively undergoes treatment themselves.

5. Blood testing processes for accurately testing for low testosterone levels are often more advanced than the techniques the NHS use and give a more accurate picture of the your overall health.

Take the ADAM Questionnaire today

(The Androgen Deficiency in Ageing Males (ADAM) questionnaire was originally published by JE Morley in 2000, and was designed to screen for the symptoms of low testosterone or testosterone deficiency in males before laboratory testing). Answer YES or NO to each of the following questions:

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Medical Team Information

Medical Team

All of our doctors are provided by BMP Medical Ltd and:

  • Are UK trained and registered with the General Medical Council.
  • Have passed full background checks, interviews with our clinical lead and detailed training.
  • Continue to work within the NHS.
  • Receive ongoing clinical and educational support.
  • Work closely with us to improve and develop our service.
  • Have weekday, weekend and evening availability.
  • Allocate sufficient appointment time to discuss your blood results, treatment plan and health goals.
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