Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment method to increase testosterone levels in men suffering from low testosterone. Testosterone is a male sex hormone that is secreted by the adrenal glands and the testes. Testosterone is used by the body to enhance muscle building, s** drive and energy levels. In addition to this, it is needed for the development of male sex organs. During a male’s teenaged years, testosterone production increases. During this time, facial hair begins to develop and the male’s voice becomes deeper.
Low testosterone levels can cause sexual dysfunction, muscle atrophy, mood swings and bone loss. There are several different testosterone replacement therapies that help to increase testosterone levels and bring them to normal levels. These treatments are available in pills, patches, gels and injections.
For testosterone levels to rise rapidly, a testosterone injection must be made in a muscle, typically the gluteal muscle, also known as the buttocks. Testosterone enanthate as well as testosterone cypionate are the two most popular types of injections. Testosterone cypionate is injected every three to four weeks. Testosterone enanthate is injected every four weeks. Like other types of intramuscular injections, the injection can be painful and is typically done in a clinical setting.
Testosterone patches and gels provide the man with a constant trickle of the hormone, testosterone. These are typically applied daily to clean, dry skin on the thigh, upper arms, back or abdomen. Patches or gels should never be applied directly to the genitals. The patch or gel should not be applied to irritated, broken or oily skin, areas that are under pressure when the man sits or sleep or any sharp body parts. This testosterone supplement works by being absorbed through the skin directly into the bloodstream.
Another way a man can increase his testosterone levels is to take a testosterone pill. These pills are made of 100 percent natural ingredients that are safe to use. The pills should never be chewed, only swallowed.
There are some risks as well as benefits from each of these treatment options. Typically, when a man’s low testosterone levels are treated with testosterone replacement therapy, his s** drive will improve, he will experience improved concentration and mood and will have more energy. Additionally, testosterone therapy helps to increase bone strength, muscle mass and energy levels.