Testosterone is natural. But adding anything to your body that wasn’t already there to begin with can have side effects, especially if you add too much.
If you eat too much for lunch, you can get an upset stomach. Drink too many beers, you can get a headache.
But like eating and drinking, testosterone replacement therapy usually isn’t harmful, assuming you’re working with a trained medical professional and enjoying T responsibly.
Side Effects of TRT
That said, every guy is different. While most dudes see overwhelmingly positive effects on their mind and body after going on TRT, a few guys don’t. Some of the (uncommon) side effects of TRT are:
- Oily skin/acne
- Slight fluid retention (feeling swollen)
- Prostate tissue stimulation
- Breast enlargement
- Decreased size of your testicles
- Aggression or mood swings
- Increased risk of stroke and heart attack
- Breast enlargement
- Increased sleep apnea
- Cholesterol imbalances
Looking at the list above (and bearing in mind that all of these side effects are uncommon), it’s clear that some men are more at risk than others when they go on TRT.
Guys who are already at risk of stroke, heart attack or prostate cancer should consult with a doctor before going on TRT.
Likewise, if you already suffer from gynecomastia, acne or sleep apnea, TRT may make those conditions worse.
Is TRT Safe?
So the question remains…is testosterone replacement therapy safe?
Numerous studies have been conducted over the years on testosterone replacement therapy, and the results are mixed. Want to know why?
A vast majority of these studies are conducted on elderly men. And why is that a problem? Because testosterone declines naturally as you age.
When you’re studying the effects of testosterone replacement therapy on men aged 65-85, the results aren’t going to be applicable to say, Joe Sixpack, 35, who has the T levels of a 70 year-old man but is only half the age.
Elderly men are more susceptible to ALL kinds of diseases, disorders and physical impairments. So when a study comes out that says “testosterone replacement therapy MIGHT cause an increased risk of heart attack,” read between the lines—their sample group is usually 100% elderly men.
If you’re 25-55, odds are those test results are totally inapplicable to your body.
The fact is, testosterone is demonized by the government and pharmaceutical industry. Ask yourself why testosterone injections are a controlled substance, yet any woman can get a prescription for estrogen derivatives (birth control) with no hassle.
We’d never push treatment we thought was dangerous. But the simple fact is, society makes men jump through hoops just to feel more like a man. Take any negative study results with a grain of salt, and look through the research yourself—most of these “unbiased clinical trials” are very biased.
So, short answer? TRT is safe! Especially when you consider…
Side Effects of NOT Going on TRT
The side effects of low testosterone are many, and they can potentially be debilitating and life-altering:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sex drive
- Muscle loss
- Loss of ambition
- NOT feeling like a man
These are just a HANDFUL of the damaging side effects of low T.
These are known factors, issues that men will experience when T levels drop too low. Now, compare them to the possible side effects of TRT, and testosterone replacement therapy is starting to sound a whole lot better, isn’t it?
Would you take a small chance of experiencing acne for a BIG chance at eliminating depression?
Would you take a tiny risk of disturbed sleep for a HUGE possibility of regaining your sex drive, ambition, and love of life in general?
Most men would jump at that chance.
Listen, TRT isn’t right for everyone. But the only way you’ll know it’s right for YOU is if you meet with a doctor and discuss your options.
Don’t live in fear of what all these so-called “experts” discover with their clinical trials…only to overturn a month later when a new study comes out. Come and see for yourself.