As you get older you probably have noticed that you begin to slow down. You don’t feel like going to the gym, you fall asleep after eating and it seems that there is this constant kind of mental fog hanging over you. Does this sound familiar? If it does then you may be experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone.
The next step if you think that this may be the case is to complete a low testosterone symptom test called the ADAM questionnaire. Then you need to arrange the necessary blood tests from either your NHS GP or privately through one of the many UK TRT Clinics.
Once you have spoken to your GP or private prescriber and they have confirmed the diagnosis of late-onset hypogonadism or low testosterone then the next step is to seek out the correct TRT (testosterone replacement therapy).
It is important, as with any other therapy, that you do your due diligence and try and find out as much about the benefits and potential side effects of TRT.
In the UK there are three main methods to get TRT, these are:
Privately via a TRT Clinic such as Nebula Health
From your GP on the NHS
Self-prescribing and getting your TRT from illegal channels (NOT RECOMMENDED!)
At Nebula Health we have a team of experts who have a passion for TRT. They have all completed Postgraduate training in Endocrinology and you can even read their Masters thesis online. This has enabled the team at Nebula Health to help many men overcome their symptoms of low testosterone safely. Each treatment is tailored to the individual who is monitored to ensure that the TRT is optimised whilst at the same time working to reduce the potential side effects.
You are never left alone on your TRT journey with Nebula Health. When you become a member you will receive monthly consultations to ensure that the TRT is working for you and that any complications or side effects can be dealt with quickly and effectively.
By working with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, Nebula Health is able to offer a service from diagnosis to dispensing. You can rest assured that the TRT you receive, whether that is Sustanon injections or Testogel will all be pharmaceutical grade and dispensed from a registered UK pharmacy.
What makes Nebula Health different is the expertise they have developed in the field of TRT. Although your GP can prescribe TRT for you they may be reluctant to do so because they may be inexperienced in dealing with any potential side effects.
Although getting started on TRT has never been easier many people still decide to self prescribe after undertaking a quick Google search for low testosterone. However, this DIY approach is not recommended since before undertaking any TRT a complete medical review plus a full blood test is required. Simply taking a testosterone blood test is not sufficient. A complete blood test with about 50 blood markers is usually carried out at most good UK TRT Clinics. This will help the TRT health professional to determine whether TRT is safe and if there are any contraindications which may make taking any testosterone products harmful.
The other dangerous issue with self-prescribed TRT is the testosterone products purchased on the black market. Usually, these can be purchased from many gyms from unscrupulous dealers for a fraction of the cost of pharmaceutical-grade testosterone. However, bear in mind that many of these formulations may have been made up in someone’s bathtub and have not undergone any sort of quality control or may even have been “cut” with bulking agents which further reduces the overall purity.
These sources of TRT are usually not pharmaceutical grade and can contain many impurities which can be potentially dangerous. When you obtain pharmaceutical-grade TRT from a UK pharmacy you can be reassured that it has undergone rigorous quality control procedures to eliminate any such impurities and is free from bacterial contamination. Since a lot of the TRT involves injections the effects of any impurities or bacterial contamination can be dramatically increased leading to potentially severe side effects.
If you need help deciding which TRT option to go for (we hope we have put you off the self-prescribed route!) then book a free online consultation with Nebula Health.