Treating Low T With Testosterone Gels
Highly Popular But Just How Safe Are They?
A favourite low t treatment used by many doctors is Testosterone Gels.. they are used to treat reduced levels of testosterone production in men who are suffering from reduced strength, energy and sex drive.
The gels are simply a topically applied gel that contains active testosterone.. As it is rubbed into the skin, this testosterone contained in the gel is absorbed and gradually passes throughout the skin and into the blood stream.
Using Testosterone Gels
Gels are easy to apply, they need to be rubbed into a clean, preferably hairless part of the body.. many doctors suggest the shoulders upper chest or arms as the best places to apply.
One thing that you should never do is to apply testosterone gel directly to the scrotum
It is recommended that you also very the area where you apply the gel daily.. doctors normally suggest rotating every 7 day.
Testosterone Gels – The Good Stuff
Users normally experience improved energy levels, reduced body fat, better moods ands concentration along with a definite boost in sex drive and response.
Testosterone Gels – The Bad Stuff
These forms of treatment are somewhat unique in that they pose a risk of secondary exposure…. this is especially a risk within the first hour after application.. any skin to skin contact with a partner of child could cause them to suffer side effects… cases of early puberty in children and increased facial hair growth in women have been reported.
Testosterone Gels do also have some documented health risks.. these include minor(ish) issues such as:
- Dry Skin
- Muscle Pain
and some more dangerous health risks:
- Heart Attack
- Enlarged Prostate – leading to increased cancer risk
- Breathing Problems
- Increased Red Blood Cells – a precursor to stokes
In the USA, there had been a large number of lawsuits filed over the past year. largely from users of two testosterone gels – Testim and Androgel (there are others).. they claim that the manufacturers knew about potential health risks but failed to notify both the doctors and the patients themselves about these risks.. many claimants have suffered strokes and heart attacks as direct result (they claim) of using these products
To Sum Up
Testosterone Gels can without a doubt bring relief to the unpleasant symptoms of low testosterone, their potential for health risks cannot be overlooked and it is crucial that any use is fully under the guidance of your doctor.