Are Testosterone Creams Safe
The Benefits And Possible Risks From Low T Creams
If you have been diagnosed with low testosterone, one TRT treatment that your doctor may offer you is a testosterone cream..
These creams usually contain synthetic testosterone that is absorbed through the skin when applied and goes straight into the blood stream, where it gets to work helping to reduce the symptoms of this unpleasant but all too common problem.
Using Testosterone Cream
The use of creams is simple, simply apply and massages the cream into a clean, preferably hairless part of the body – usually the abdomen, arms or shoulders
They should NEVER be applied to the genitals and the area of application should be changed regularly to stop the risk of irritation
Testosterone Creams – The Good Stuff
As with all hormone therapies, as the ingredients are absorbed not the blood stream, the patient will start to feel the benefits as the symptoms are usually reversed.
Testosterone Creams – The Bad Stuff
Testosterone treatments have all been linked to some quite nasty side effects.. some potentially life threatening.
There have been reports of
- Increased red blood cell count ( a precursor to stroke)
- Heart Attacks
- Allergic reactions
- Skin Irritation
Creams have also been linked with increased risk of prostate cancer and urinary tract problems
Creams (along with gels) also run the risk of secondary exposure, there are reports of users children and partners being exposed to the testosterone in the cream during skin to skin contact and this has caused some adverse reactions – some quite unpleasant.
You must ALWAYS ensure that you wash your hands immediately after application and ensure that the treated area is covered up at all times.
Tesosterone Creams are a very powerful medication and care must always be taken when using them… there are some other treatment methods that may be more suitable and its always worth doing your research before starting to use testosterone creams.