Testosterone Therapy Reviews
Testosterone therapy is always best prescribed by a hormone replacement specialist to ensure that you are getting the best possible treatment for your personal needs. There are many different ways of increasing the level of testosterone in the body, and what may be required for one person is not what will work best for someone else. For this reason, it is wise to pay attention to testosterone therapy reviews as well as follow the advice and guidance of the prescribing doctor. Never share medications with another person – this may be harmful to your health.
The testosterone replacement reviews shown in this report will help to give an overview as to the pros and cons of each of the different types of treatment that are available for men and women. Remember please that not each method is going to be prescribed for each person.
The doctor will run blood tests, require a physical examination, and a completed medical history form before any diagnosis and treatment plan can be provided. That ensures that what is ordered will be in line with the testosterone treatment reviews that apply to each person’s individual situation.
Informative Reviews of Low T Treatments
Gathering information is crucial before beginning any type of hormone replacement therapy. In the case of treatment for Low T, this is even more important because there are so many different options and being familiar with them will help you to ask informative questions about the various testosterone replacement therapy reviews before saying yes to any particular treatment offered by the doctor.
The following low testosterone treatment reviews provide an overview of the pros and cons of each type of product:
Testosterone injections are available in the following forms:
- Testosterone cypionate
- Testosterone enanthate
- Testosterone propionate
Testosterone cypionate is the most popular of the three since it is the longest lasting – requiring fewer administrations.
The pros of testosterone injections are:
- Longer lasting
- Most affordable
- Superior entry into the bloodstream through the muscles
- Slowly absorbed into bloodstream to aid in raising testosterone levels gradually
- Excellent results
The cons of testosterone injections are:
- Possible irritation or pain at the injection site (most often in the beginning stages of treatment while the individual is getting used to self-administering the injections)
- Giving yourself a shot, or going to the doctor to receive it (most men have no issue with this as it is fairly easy to do with the proper training and guidance)
Transdermal testosterone is available as follows:
- Testosterone patches
- Testosterone gels
- Testosterone cream
Testosterone cream is most used by women as the dosage is typically going to be at a lower rate and a man would have to use quite a bit to get enough testosterone into his bloodstream. The pros for women are that the dosage will be specially compounded for individual needs, and the application area is very slight. There really are no cons to the use of this product by women as long as proper administration guidelines are followed to avoid cross contamination of others.
Testosterone patches can be scrotal or non-scrotal, with most men opting for non-scrotal due to the need to shave the scrotum, and increased sensitivity and irritation when scrotal patches are used.
Pros of testosterone patches include:
- Convenient and easy to use – one patch a day
- Many areas of application are available on the body – thigh, upper arms, abdomen, back
- Steady supply of low dose testosterone
- Fast acting
- Reduced risk of topical testosterone cross contamination
Cons of testosterone patch use include:
- Uncertainty to how much testosterone is being absorbed into the bloodstream
- Higher cost of use
- Possible skin irritation or rash
- Patch could fall off and necessitate the need for replacement
- If patch falls off during sleep, cross contamination to partner is possible
- Does not provide the body with the opportunity to increase testosterone production as a steady supply is always being introduced
Testosterone gels are also dosage specific. Here are their pros of use:
- The gel can be compounded for a particular dosage
- The brand selection can offer application areas of the shoulder, armpit, or upper arm
There are more cons than pros for testosterone gels:
- Highest level of cross-contamination for others
- Must wait 2 hours after applying before showering or swimming
- Best absorption requires waiting 5 to 6 hours
- Messiest method of raising testosterone levels
Oral Testosterone Reviews
Oral testosterone in the form of pills is not recommended due to its high level of liver toxicity.
Transbuccal pellets and sublingual tablets provide testosterone that is delivered through the gum or oral membranes in the mouth. These are not highly recommended for use.
Pros of transbuccal or sublingual testosterone:
- Ease of use
- Quick entry into bloodstream through thin membranes
Cons of using these oral forms of testosterone:
- Higher cost of application
- Uncertainty as to how much testosterone is being absorbed
- Changing taste in mouth – bitter
- Accidently swallowing transbuccal pellet and causing liver toxicity
- Gum or mouth irritation or pain
Reviews of Other Types of Testosterone Treatments
Implantable subcutaneous pellets release testosterone slowly over a 3 to 4 month period of time. They are surgically placed under the abdominal skin or the buttocks. The pellets are the size of a grain of rice, and they have been known to work their way out from the skin. In case of need, they are very difficult to remove and are not recommended for use.
Hopefully, the above testosterone therapy reviews have provided you with a basis to go on when contemplating beginning testosterone replacement treatment.
If you have any question about our Low T center reviews of the various testosterone options, or if you would like to find out if you can benefit from testosterone therapy, please do not hesitate to call us here at Kingsberg Medical. Consultations are always free of charge.Brian Leeber