Each of the following treatment options will help men with Low T achieve healthy levels of hormone replacement. MDforMen will help you decide if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you, and which treatment is appropriate.
Testosterone gels and solutions are applied daily. The testosterone in the gel or solution is absorbed into the body through the skin.
Patches allow testosterone to be absorbed by the skin. Patches are applied daily.
Testosterone injections, usually in the upper buttock, are typically given every 1-2 weeks by your doctor.
Pellets are surgically implanted under the skin near the hip by a doctor during a surgical procedure.
This tablet is applied to the gum, allowing testosterone to be absorbed over a 12-hour period. They are taken twice daily.
Low T is a condition that affects many men. In short, low testosterone is defined a man having a testosterone level below what is expected for his age. Because the testes produce less of this hormone as a man ages, older men naturally have less testosterone than younger men, but if it falls below what is expected or average for his age, it is considered to be a problem. In men’s health, low testosterone causes a series of serious concerns.
But what causes low testosterone? Aside from aging, one of the most common low testosterone causes stems from the pituitary gland. This gland, because of a dysfunction or a congenital defect, does not relay the signal the testes need in order to produce the hormone. When the signal does not reach the testes, no testosterone is produced, resulting in Low T. This, along with a condition wherein the testes are dysfunctional and cannot produce any or enough testosterone, is called hypogonadism.
Contact MDforMen to learn more about Low T and a about low testosterone treatments will help those suffering from the effects of reduced testosterone find relief.