Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Different men present different low T symptoms. Common symptoms include:
- A loss of libido;
- The inability to maintain an erection;
- Reduced energy and general lethargy;
- A decrease in muscle mass;
- General changes in body composition;
- Looking more feminine and less masculine;
- Changes in body fat deposition;
- Reduction in body hair, as well as evidenced by a reduced need to shave;
- Psychological distress, such as depression or mood shifts;
- Fluctuations in other hormone levels, such estrogen and progesterone;
- Shifts in other metabolic markers and lipid panel numbers.
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a variety of options to treat Low T. Here are five common treatments:
A physician injects the patient in the buttocks with a testosterone solution weekly or biweekly.
The patient can apply ointments, solutions or gels daily; his body absorbs the testosterone through the skin.
A physician can implant pellets surgically near the hip to release the hormone in a slow, controlled manner over time.
- Gum Tablet
Also known as a “buccal tablet,” this application mechanism allows the testosterone to be absorbed through the gums. Typically, a patient would take such tablets twice a day.
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