An Overview of Testosterone Therapy 

An Overview of Testosterone Therapy 

Testosterone therapy can sound promising as you age. Many men who have low levels of testosterone report improved levels of energy and sex drive after testosterone therapy. But, you need to understand that a testosterone level by itself does not need any type of treatment. Also, testosterone therapy can have side effects and the long-term effects of the treatment are not yet known to the scientific world. As a compounding pharmacy, we state that only those men with symptoms of low testosterone and blood tests confirming this as the cause of symptoms should go for testosterone replacement therapy. 

Some Subtle Symptoms Of Low Testosterone 

Most of the time, the symptoms of low testosterone are obvious. However, it can also be subtle at times. Testosterone levels in the body can decline naturally as men age. But, some health conditions can also result in an abnormally low level of the hormone. Some of the common symptoms of low testosterone levels include: 

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Poor energy and fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Loss of body and facial hair
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Difficulty in focusing 
  • A diminished sense of well being 
  • Irritability 
  • Depression 

If you have symptoms of low testosterone levels and blood tests show that you have an abnormally low level of the hormone, your doctor might suggest testosterone replacement treatment. However, the treatment is not approved for men with low testosterone levels due to aging. 

Types Of Testosterone Supplements 

Testosterone therapy is available in many forms. All these forms can help improve testosterone levels. Some of the most common forms available in our Los Angeles pharmacy are: 

Transdermal Patches: These are skin patches that can supply testosterone to the body of the user. Androderm is a transdermal patch that can be worn on the upper body or arm to boost testosterone levels. It can be applied once a day. 

Injections And Implants: The testosterone hormone can also be injected into the muscles or implanted in the form of pellets in the soft tissues. The body of the user will slowly absorb testosterone into the bloodstream. 

Gels: Testosterone gels are available in many Los Angeles pharmacies and other pharmacies across the country. When the gel is applied to the skin of the user, testosterone is directly absorbed into the bloodstream. There are also gels available that can be applied inside the nose. This will facilitate easier absorption of testosterone.