At Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale, we believe that testosterone replacement therapy is the best way to address the issues faced by men with low testosterone. Some symptoms of low testosterone include fatigue, decreased sex drive, abdominal fat gain, decreased muscle mass, low self-esteem, erectile dysfunction, and depression. Testosterone replacement therapy can help reduce or eliminate these symptoms by regulating male hormone levels in the body. There are four different methods of testosterone replacement therapy that are commonly used today. At Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale, we choose to use testosterone injections as our preferred method. That is because research has shown that testosterone injections are the safest and most effective method of testosterone replacement therapy.
Recent studies have shown that the negative side effects associated with testosterone replacement therapy are less likely to emerge when testosterone is injected, as opposed to other methods, such as patches, pills, or gels. Recent research indicates that injections carry less risk of cardiovascular issues than other methods do. Scientists believe that this may be because when testosterone is elevated in the body, a different male hormone, DHT, elevates in response. When DHT levels are too high, it is thought to be detrimental to your heart health. It is believed that administering testosterone through the skin raises your levels of DHT more than injections do.
The positive effects of testosterone are also stronger when testosterone is injected. A recent study showed that men who injected testosterone increased their muscle mass significantly more than men who used creams, patches, or gels. The same study also showed that men who injected testosterone increased their spine and hip density more than men using the other methods. With these benefits in mind, it is clear to see why we prefer testosterone injections over alternative methods.
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with low testosterone, Men’s Vitality Clinic in Glendale, AZ can help. We help diagnose the issue, and start testosterone injections if necessary. Contact us today!