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Testosterone Replacement Therapy  (TRT)


What is TRT?

Testosterone deficiency, or hypogonadism, occurs when a man has low levels of testosterone, the primary male hormone. This condition can result from various factors, including aging, lifestyle choices like obesity and excessive alcohol consumption, or medical conditions such as diabetes. Moreover, there has been in increase in the incidence of hypogonadism (low testosterone levels in men) and a decrees in fertility levels since the start of the COVID pandemic indicating possible effect of COVID-19 on testicular function including the production of sperms and male hormones. 


Men with testosterone deficiency may experience a range of symptoms, including reduced sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, decreased muscle mass, depression, increased body fat, and lower bone density. Erectile dysfunction occurs because testosterone is essential for normal penile function and the regulation of sexual drive. Low testosterone levels can decrease blood flow to the penis, making it harder to achieve and maintain an erection.

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is used to treat men with low testosterone levels. TRT can alleviate symptoms such as erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, and fatigue. 

TRT works by raising testosterone levels in the body, which can alleviate symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency, However, TRT may not be effective for everyone. Other underlying medical conditions or psychological factors may also contribute to erectile dysfunction. Additionally, TRT can have potential side effects and risks, so it's crucial to discuss the benefits and risks with an experienced  doctor before starting treatment to plan investigations, therapy and follow up. 



We will carry out a comprehensive assessment to diagnose the root cause of the erectile dysfunction and initiate therapy if required. We monitor therapy to ensure safety. Therapy may include, for example, oral medication or testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) injections or gel.


To access the erectile dysfunction assessment and therapy service, please book your initial consultation (£150). We will carry out blood tests (£300) prior to starting any therapy. We will advise you on the therapy plan and cost after concluding the assessment and formulating a therapy plan. Most men will require a monthly consultation and an injection of testosterone (£200) +/- an oral oestrogen blocker tablet or other medication (£25-£100 for the cost of medication); both are available on prescription from us. We will carry out all safety checks and provide all medication.


Why choose us?

Our experienced GP will carry out a comprehensive assessment to establish any underlying causes for the issue and advise you on the suitability of TRT. We also use other oral therapies to enhance the efficacy of TRT, including estrogen blockers. We undertake a full workup and tests before prescribing any medication. We take safety seriously; we will monitor therapy to the highest possible medical standards. We will only use medication according to the best national guidelines to ensure safety and efficacy. We are also experienced in natural therapies; we will provide those who are interested in this approach or who would like to combine the traditional approach with natural therapies with the information needed to make the choice.



If you would like to access our service please book your initial consultation. 

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If you book a consultation but your medical problem requires more time than what you have booked, you will be asked to book another appointment on the same day or a different day depending on availability.


Prescriptions are done at the sole discretion of the prescriber. We do not prescribe opiates, sleeping tablets or any drug with an addiction potential.


Leicester Holistic GP is a private GP clinic, it should not be used in possible medical emergencies or situations that may require urgent medical attention. In those situations you should call 999 or 111 or attend hospital ED.


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