Low testosterone can be linked to a number of physical side effects, such as fatigue, low energy, and a soft rather than firm look to the face. Low testosterone therapy takes many forms, and has multiple options for restoring you to your healthiest, most confident self.
Testosterone therapy takes many forms of application, including gels, patches, injections, and pellets.
One goal of testosterone therapy is to identify which of these measures is best for you and your comfort level with medication.
The Four C’s are important to consider before beginning this process. They are: Cost, Compliance, Convenience, and Concentration. Many of these medications are not covered by traditional medical insurances, and are therefore quite expensive when prescribed.
The research shows that patches offer one of the most effective and consistent treatment options for low testosterone therapy. Over time, the effect of injections tapers off and no longer reaps the same benefits as at the onset of the treatment. Patches, however, have been shown to work more efficiently over time.
Talk to your doctor about whether low testosterone therapy is right for you, and which form to take.