Benefits And Risks Of Testosterone Injections
Low testosterone can have a real effect on a man’s general health and well being.. if you have been diagnosed with low testosterone (usually after a blood test) your doctor may well offer you a course of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)
One of the most common form of treatments are testosterone injections.. these are however also one of the most expensive forms of treatment.
Testosterone Injections are usually given directly into a muscle.. usually in the thigh or upper arm.. the injected testosterone is then gradually absorbed directly into the blood stream.
Testosterone Injections – The Good Stuff
the main purpose of testosterone injections is to rebalance and regulate the levels of testosterone in the body back to an average level or between 300 and 400ng/dl
once this has been achieved the man should benefit from improved vitality, sex drive and muscle tone along with a reduction in body fat
Testosterone Injections – The Bad Stuff
Testosterone injections are not suitable for all, they are a very powerful form of treatment and have been known to cause some adverse and even potentially dangerous side effects that can include:
- Risk Of Stroke and Heart Attacks
- Increased Red Blood Cell Count
- Sleep Apnea
- increased Risk Of Some Cancers – Breast and Prostate especially
Cost Of Testosterone Injections
These can vey very high, with average costs for consultations, the injections and follow ups costing between $150 and $400 per month.. They can be covered by some insurance policies, but double check before proceeding if affordability is an issue.
Not so much in Australia yet, but in the US there are an ever increasing number of high street clinics appearing that offer these injections, usually at reduced prices and that are (more worryingly) sometimes administered by untrained, non-medical staff.