If you have been diagnosed with low Testosterone, or low T, you may be wondering what the treatment for low T is. The main concern is finding out the cause for the low Testosterone in the first place. After the doctor finds out what the issue is there, you can both proceed to treat your low T. There are many different types of hormone replacement treatment for low Testosterone and, with the help of your doctor, you are sure to find the treatment method that is right for you.
One form of hormone replacement treatment for low T is through an intramuscular injection. This injection is administered by your doctor to you, usually every two weeks, but sometimes the period between injections can be longer. It just depends on your doctor’s plan for your testosterone replacement treatment. Testosterone injections are the better choice for effectiveness, but, naturally, needles make some patients uncomfortable so they will choose another method of testosterone replacement therapy. Of course, the effects from a testosterone injection are felt almost immediately, which for some far outweighs their fear of needles. The fact that it is one of the cheapest options out there for testosterone replacement therapy is also appealing to many men.
Another form of treatment for low T is an oral form of testosterone. This can be in pill form or as a type of putty that you put on your gums. The oral forms of testosterone are not the most effective as they do not break down the same way in your body as the testosterone injections do. Because of the way the oral testosterone breaks down differently in the body, it has been questioned whether they are as effective, if they are effective at all, in treating low testosterone. Your doctor will know best if oral testosterone is the best type of treatment for you.
The other treatment for low T is a patch or gel that you can put on the skin. After testosterone injections, the testosterone patches and gel are the next most effective testosterone treatment for men. If you have a fear of needles, you should ask your doctor if you can try the testosterone patch or gel for your treatment before trying an oral testosterone therapy. Your doctor will more than likely start you with the testosterone patch in the first place, but if they do not, then do not be too shy to ask for it. It is all about what treatment works best for you and you should try the method that you want to try first.