Welcome to trtuk.co.uk – the UK’s original resource for everything related to Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). This site is designed to help people who are new to TRT find out more about the benefits and treatment options available in the UK. The site covers important topics such as TRT on the NHS vs private treatment, costs of TRT, dosages and side-effects and how you can get started with TRT treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Testosterone is the primary male hormone which is produced via the testicles and is responsible for many male characteristics. Testosterone plays an important role in helping boys become men and helps them develop male characteristics such as a deep voice, muscular physique and body hair. Testosterone is also vital to a male fertility and sex drive and ensures reproduction is possible.
TRT prices can range from £50 to £150 per month in the UK. Private clinics vary in cost however these are the fairly typical price bands you will see in the UK. The NHS does offer TRT for free, however it’s hard to get diagnosed and the methods of TRT prescribed are far from ideal.
TRT can improve libido, mental focus, muscle mass, fat reduction and more. It has a wide range of benefits, this is why it’s important to maintain good levels of testosterone. When men age they begin to lose 1.5% of testosterone each year which does not sound like a lot but gradually adds up to be a significant deficit in total testosterone.
Rare side effects are prostate enlargement, fertility issues, raised estrogen levels. If you experience any of these symptoms they can all be remedied and monitored fairly easily.
You may never get prescribed TRT on the NHS due to outdated diagnostic practices used on the NHS. Private TRT treatments offer a more accurate picture of your overall testosterone levels plus treatment options are much more refined than on the NHS.
You can but we would highly advise sticking with it for life since TRT replaces the natural testosterone produced by the testes, it does not compliment the natural production to form a total. Kicking starting the natural production of testosterone after using TRT is not always easy/successful.
Injections are usually considered a more accurate way of dosing testosterone to the correct levels, however testosterone gels/creams work well in general if you follow guidance in how to apply and are not a fan of needles.
f you are planning to have children with your partner it is important to consider that TRT can make you infertile, however it has been common practice to use HCG injections in conjunction with TRT to maintain fertility. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is a hormone that can help increase the chances of pregnancy as it helps produce testosterone and sperm.