TRT UK or Transsexuals testosterone therapy, which is sometimes also referred to as hormone replacement therapy, is a treatment in which the body replaces the out-of-control levels of testosterone with an artificial form that does not alter its basic function. Because of the transient nature of this condition, TRT usually lasts only several months and it may be accompanied by some serious side effects, such as the development of a condition referred to as hypogonadism, which means the absence of a normal hormonal balance. Common signs and symptoms include erectile dysfunction, painful sexual intercourse, decreased sex drive, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, osteoporosis and high blood pressure.
Testosterone replacement therapy was introduced into the United Kingdom (the UK) in the year 2021. At that time, there were already many clinics offering treatments for TRT, but their scope and quality were still limited. Currently, there are about ten centers in the country offering TRT. The treatments are usually given to patients who have had hormone deficiencies as teenagers, but sometimes they are also given to patients who have never been exposed to hormone therapies.
TRT aims to increase body fat, decrease in muscle mass and restore libido and sexual functioning, but it has also shown to reduce body cholesterol levels. As a consequence, many patients with TRT find that they develop gynecomastia, an enlargement of the breast caused by excessive fat accumulation around the breast tissue. Gynecomastia is most common among men but it can also occur in women. A recent study by the University of Portsmouth found that this increased body fat could also lead to the development of TRT.