Testosterone is the hormone responsible for development of sexual characters in males.
It plays a vital role for maintenance of bulk muscles, proper bone growth, adequate levels of red blood cells and also proper sexual function.
Deficiency of testosterone can cause various problems to male reproductive organs like testes.
Fortunately, there are various ways to detect and treat testosterone deficiency (male hypogonadism). The most prominent way used for the treatment of testosterone deficiency is Testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone replacement therapy
There are various ways to replace testosterone like tablets, gels, patches, injections and implants. So, all that you need to do is know more each of these methods and choose the right option for you with proper medical guidance.
- Using tablets: This is one of the easiest methods to adopt in testosterone replacement therapy. But, the hormone ingested through tablet may not be effectively absorbed from your intestine.
- Using gels: You can use gels in your testosterone replacement therapy. After few minutes of application of gel, it gets absorbed into your skin and it can’t be washed off. Gels are effective but bit expensive.
- Using implants: In this method, a pellet of hormone is surgically implanted under your skin. The main drawback of this method is you have to go through a minor operation for every 3 to 4 months.