Are you wondering about what testosterone injections can do for you? If you are, then you probably have a lot more questions about testosterone injections, such as:
“Do I need a prescription for testosterone injections?”
“Do testosterone injections hurt?”
“Are testosterone injections safe?”
These are just a few of the questions our testosterone doctors and hormone replacement councilors can answer about testosterone injections and low testosterone.
Testosterone injections are used to treat men with low testosterone. Low testosterone impacts your mind, your body, and your ability to perform sexually. Symptoms of low testosterone include:
Loss of muscle tone
Decreased bone mass
Increased body fat
Depression, irritability, and anxiety
Erectile dysfunction and low libido
What Can Testosterone Injections Do for You?
There are countless life changing benefits you can receive from testosterone injections. Using testosterone injections to bring your testosterone back to more youthful levels will:
Give you more energy
Improve your ability to burn fat and build muscle, resulting in more effective weight loss
Improve your sex life
Improve moods and provide more emotional stability
Improve focus and cognition
Improve your ability to get a good night’s sleep
Improve skin and hair health
Will Testosterone Injections Hurt?
Testosterone injections are given into the thick muscles of the arm, thighs, or glutes. Such intramuscular injections use very thin needles. You will be thoroughly trained by your own personal health advisors on how to properly administer your testosterone injections. Once you learn the step-by-step instructions on how to take your testosterone injections, there is no reason they should hurt or cause you any other type of discomfort.
How Do I Get a Prescription for Testosterone Injections?
It is true that any licensed doctor can prescribe testosterone injections. But that does not mean you should get your prescription for testosterone injections from just any doctor. If you believe you are suffering from low testosterone, you should seek your testosterone injections from a doctor or facility that specializes in treating men presenting with age related hormone deficiencies. Many of the symptoms of low testosterone mirror, or overlap with the symptoms of other hormone deficiencies, such as growth hormone. Only a skilled and experienced facility can determine exactly what your symptoms mean, and prescribe the appropriate course of action.
Also, when it comes to diagnosing low-T, many less experienced providers of testosterone fail to understand the subtle difference between total testosterone and free testosterone. More experienced doctors and providers of testosterone injections will also understand the importance of, and how to measure “free testosterone.” Free testosterone is the amount of the hormone that is actively available to your body at any given point in time.
You can have a total testosterone level that is in the normal range, and still have the symptoms of low testosterone, due to an inadequate supply of free testosterone. We test for both total and free testosterone, before we decide if you require testosterone injections or not
Will Testosterone Injections Improve My Sex Life?
There are many things that can effect a man’s sexual performance, particularly as he ages. While there are many factors that can contribute to erectile dysfunction, or ED — from stress, to conditions such as diabetes – testosterone injections have been shown to improve sexual performance.
Testosterone is directly related to your ability to get and maintain an erection. Low testosterone can also contribute to ED in a number of other ways. Men with low-T tend to be overweight, and are more prone to high blood pressure and diabetes, which are both conditions that can increase your risk of ED. Men with low-T, also tend to be tired, moody, and have low self-esteem, all of which can also effect sexual performance.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise, that one of the first positive results men report after starting testosterone injections, is an improvement in sexual performance.
Are Testosterone Injections Safe?
Over the years, there has been lot of misinformation reported about the safety of testosterone injections. A lot of this has to do with the abuse and misuse of testosterone and other anabolic steroids by body builders and athletes.
When testosterone injections are properly prescribed after a legitimate diagnosis of low testosterone, by a professional and ethical physician, they are actually quite safe to take. Of course like any drug, testosterone injections could have some potential side effects. Some of the possible, though rare side effects of testosterone injections that have been reported include:
Swelling or inflammation at the injection site
Edema, or swelling of the ankles or breasts
A possible elevated risk of blood clots
It was once believed that testosterone therapy increased the risk of heart attacks and/or prostate cancer, but most researchers no longer believe this is the case. Any of the possible side effects or discomforts that may arise from testosterone injections, can usually be well managed by adjusting your dosage of testosterone.
Experience Matters in Getting All of the Benefits of Testosterone Injections
If you want to get the most out of your testosterone injection therapy, experience matters. Our doctor and related clinician have many years of experience in creating customized hormone replacement programs for men suffering from low testosterone.
We know how to completely evaluate your symptoms, and create a program that is tailored to fit your specific needs and diagnosis. After the results of all of our lab tests, and screening procedures, you may need testosterone injections, or you may not. You may also benefit from growth hormone therapy, or one of our other hormone replacement therapies.
The point is, we will always treat you as an individual, and design the very best hormone replacement therapy program for your unique needs and goals.
Now that you understand a little bit more about what testosterone injections can do for you, why don’t you contact us and find out if we have a testosterone injection treatment plan that is right for you!