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At a certain age, your body might not make testosterone the way it used to. This can lead to feelings of tiredness, reduced sex drive, and lower muscle mass. Treatments are widely available, but it’s important that a board-certified urologist oversee testing and prescribe the proper dosage. Too much testosterone isn’t healthy either. We’re here to get you back to feeling your old self.
After undergoing testosterone testing, if you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy, we have a few options…
- Skin patch (transdermal): Androderm is a skin patch worn on the arm or upper body.
- Gels: AndroGel and Testim come in packets of clear testosterone gel. Usually once a day, you apply the gel to your skin which allows testosterone to absorb into your body. Testosterone gels can also come in pumps that conveniently deliver the amount prescribed.
- Mouth patch: Striant is a tablet that sticks to the upper gums above the incisor. This application method is done twice a day and delivers a consistent flow of testosterone into the blood via oral tissues.
- Injections and implants: Other low testosterone treatment options involve muscle injections and pellets that are implanted into the soft tissue. In these routes, your body slowly absorbs the testosterone into the bloodstream.
It is important to keep in mind that just because you experience symptoms of low testosterone, and even have low t levels, you may not require any of these treatment methods. We may suggest options that will kickstart your body’s natural testosterone production.