Over the years there have been some significant medical breakthroughs in the treatment of low testosterone in men. Medications are now commonplace for individuals that suffer from an unnatural decline in natural testosterone levels. Your medical professional should be consulted if you believe that you need testosterone replacement therapy. Your physician can help you determine what form of testosterone replacement therapy is the best option for you.
Some of the most common forms of testosterone replacement therapy come in gels or creams that are applied directly to your skin. This topical medication is absorbed through your skin and should only be applied one time per day, or as directed by your physician. The topical medication works most efficiently when applied in the morning. Creams and gels should not be applied to the penis, scrotum, irritated skin, or open wounds. This specific medication will be prescribed if you are unable to naturally produce sufficient levels of testosterone to maintain overall male health.
While this may be one of the most prescribed medications for testosterone replacement therapy, it should not be applied to skin that may come into contact with other people. Since this medication is absorbed through the skin your partner or children may accidently absorb the medication. Also, you should avoid getting wet for up to 5 hours after application.
Your physician at Men’s Vitality Clinic can help diagnose and treat your low testosterone levels. Each physician will work with their patients to create a customized treatment plan. Give us a call to schedule an appointment if you have questions regarding low testosterone and therapy options.