Low Testosterone Treatments
In the USA, almost half of men over 45 years old have low levels of the male hormone testosterone. Treating this condition is not very complicated and may lead to a fuller, happier life.
There are a few hormone replacement therapies (HRT) available for men. All of these should be discussed with a medical professional. When low testosterone appears to be the primary cause of symptoms (rather than another condition, such as diabetes) there are a few options:
Especially when fertility is involved, the most recommended method to combat low testosterone is injections. These injections stimulate sperm production and motility (the ability to swim). They are given every few weeks to twice a week.
Injected testosterone is more accurate and more easily measured and changed than other methods.
Testosterone Creams, Gels, and Patches
Because they are applied on a frequent and regular basis, these help keep Testosterone at steady levels. However, you will need to be careful about areas of contact with others, as elevated levels of Testosterone have been found in children whose fathers have used Testosterone cream.
Pellets, about the size of a grain of rice, can be implanted under the skin on the upper hip. These pellets release testosterone gradually over a period of three to four months.
If you think you might suffer from low Testosterone
Scottsdale Restorative Medicine has Doctors and medical professionals on hand that can help you find out if you suffer from low Testosterone, and advise you on the best course of treatment. There are some medical conditions that must be ruled out before you can begin treatment. Be wary of over the counter and homeopathic remedies that have not been scientifically proven to be effective and are forbidden by the FDA from making claims on their labels.