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Men have a hormone called testosterone, which is responsible for their overall health. Men with low testosterone opt for a TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) to help them maintain a healthy homeostasis. However, this therapy is not suitable for everyone, and thus one must see a good physician before opting for it. There are many possible risks and side effects of this treatment, if taken without consultation or overdone.

The symptoms of a low testosterone level in the body are very obvious but they can also be subtle. Some of the symptoms of low testosterone levels are mentioned below:-

  • Depression
  • Low sex drive
  • Irritability
  • Low sense of well being
  • Hair loss
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Poor energy level and fatigue

If you are experiencing any or some of these symptoms, then you are suffering from low levels or even abnormal release of testosterone in your body. During such cases, experts suggest consulting your physician to get rid of the problems from the root. There are many men who have low testosterone levels, but do not experience any possible symptoms. They are not recommended the testosterone therapy. Men who experience low testosterone levels with age are also not advised to opt for TRT.

When it comes to mens hormone therapy, there are many supplements available to help them with the low levels of testosterone in their body. Here are some of the forms of testosterone supplements which can be helpful:-

Skin Patch

Androderm is a type of skin patch which helps in increasing the testosterone levels. It is worn on the upper body or the arm once in a day.

Mouth Patch

There are tablets available which sticks to the upper gums just above the incisor. This tablet or mouth patch has to be applied twice a day. It continuously releases testosterone to the blood stream through oral tissues.

Gels

There are many testosterone gels available in the market. These gels get directly absorbed by the skin. The gel should be applied once in a day. It is strongly recommended to consult a doctor before you use the gel on your body.

Implants and Injections

Testosterone hormones can be directly injected inside your muscles. The injected testosterone in the blood stream is slowly absorbed by the body.

Oral testosterone pills are available in the market. According to the studies, it is proven that oral testosterone pills can have a negative impact on the liver. Other specified forms of supplements are safer than oral pills. The other supplements get testosterone directly into the blood stream whereas the oral pills pass through digestive system (affecting the liver).

Benefits Of Testosterone Therapy

Even though testosterone therapy is not recommended for everyone, if you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms, then you could consider this therapy. Some of the benefits of testosterone therapy are mentioned below:-

  • Improvement in energy levels
  • Improved quality of erection and sex drive
  • Increased bone density, insulin sensitivity and muscle mass.

Even though testosterone therapy is not recommended for everyone, but if you are experiencing any of the symptoms you must consider the option of therapy.

About The Author

Sneha Srimani is a Bachelor of Science graduate in health education. She is also social media manager at NucleusAccumbens.com. Before coming to Nucleus Accumbens, she worked as a Jr. Medical Physicist. Now she decided to share her experience and medical information through this blog.