When you have low testosterone, there are many negative side effects, such as low self-esteem, depression, erectile dysfunction, decreased sex drive, and fatigue. You may feel overwhelmed by these symptoms, and may be unsure of how to proceed. At Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson, when we discover that one of our clients has low testosterone, we offer testosterone replacement therapy as a treatment method for these symptoms. Testosterone replacement therapy regulates the hormones in your body in order to ease the negative symptoms you are experiencing. Though there are several different ways to facilitate testosterone replacement therapy, at Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson, we prefer to use testosterone injections. Our preference is supported by the most recent research, which suggests that injections are safer and more effective than other forms of testosterone replacement therapy.
According to the latest research, the other methods of testosterone replacement therapy have more negative side effects than testosterone injections. Testosterone patches, pills, and gels carry a greater risk of heart attack than injections do, likely because of elevated levels of a different male hormone called DHT. High levels of DHT increase your risk of cardiovascular problems, and DHT levels raise in response to higher levels of testosterone. The theory is that testosterone injections do not raise your DHT levels as much as topical methods of administering testosterone. Therefore, testosterone injections are a safer method of testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone injections also show more positive effects than other methods. For example, muscle mass increases more from injections than creams, gels, or patches. Testosterone injections also increase your hip and spine density more than other methods. The latest research supports the use of testosterone injections over testosterone creams, gels, patches, or pills, which is why Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson prefers them.
If you are concerned about your testosterone levels, Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson can help determine if this is the issue, and help you with treatment. Contact us today.