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Testosterone Deficiency Treatment

Overview

Testosterone deficiency, also referred to as hypogonadism is a hormonal disorder. It occurs when the body is unable to produce the required amount of testosterone for normal routine functions. Older men are more prone to testosterone deficiency. Being the most important sex hormone for men, its deficiency can have a great impact on a man’s sexual and overall physical health. Testosterone production starts at puberty and is vital for development and maintenance of male characteristics. Low levels of testosterone might prove to be risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and affect major organs like the brain, the kidneys, bones and muscles.  A testosterone deficiency also creates impact on a person’s social and sexual life.

Quite often older men who are obese or those who are suffering from COPD, diabetes, metabolic syndrome or kidney trouble are at a greater risk of becoming deficient in Testosterone levels. Also persons suffering from prostrate diseases, alcohol or drugs addiction are at greater risk of having this deficiency.

Symptoms

  • Reduced sexual desire and spontaneous erections
  • Variations in sleep patterns
  • Physical Changes- Obesity, body hair loss, loss of strength and muscle bulk
  • Emotional outbursts

A blood test must be done to confirm a low testosterone level. 

Treatment

However, testosterone deficiency treatment is quite simple. It includes a Hormone Replacement Therapy and the methods of administration of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) include

  • Mucoadhesive- It includes application of mucoadhesive material above the teeth, twice a day
  • Transdermal- Application of a testosterone stick similar to a deodorant stick
  • Intramuscular- These are given at the interval of every two or three weeks
  • Subcutaneous pellets- Long acting and effective
  • Gel Application- Testosterone gel application to inside of nose or onto the skin
  • Testosterone patch- It is worn either on the body or on the scrotum

The choice of method of delivery depends upon age of patient and duration of deficiency. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. Refer to the testosterone deficiency treatments available in Delhi.

Persons with the following medical conditions should avoid TRT:

  • Prostate or breast cancer
  • Uncontrolled heart conditions
  • Sleep apnea
  • Severe urinary tract problems

Like most hormone replacement therapies, Testosterone replacement therapy too comes with some side effects. Some of them can be-

  • Mild fluid retention
  • Decreased testicular size
  • Breast enlargement
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Susceptibility to blood clotting

Prevention And Precautions

It’s always advisable to be on the precautionary side if you still have time. Look for the symptoms before they start troubling you. An increased physical activity level shall not just make sure you never get obese; it shall also keep the testosterone levels kicking up higher. Higher numbers of fat cells make for a higher absorption of testosterone levels- so make sure body fat is keep under control. It is important to spike up your hormones by a testosterone boosting workout. Research proves that men who went on a low calorie diet and lost weight and sustained it have shown increase in levels of Testosterone.

However men who follow TRT must ensure some safety measures for people around them, especially women and children. Women and children must avoid all contact with surfaces exposed to Topical products like testosterone gels- like coming in contact with those patients towels, skin or clothes who are under TRT. Pregnant women must be very careful to avoid any contact with testosterone preparations as it can cause birth defects. Exposure in children might cause advanced bone aging, body hair growth, retard growth.

Consult a good doctor for testosterone deficiency treatment in Delhi.

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