Testosterone creams and injections are highly recommended for patients suffering from low-T or hypogonadism symptoms. These treatments improve muscle mass, sexual function, sense of well-being, cognitive ability, and muscle strength. The choice of delivery is highly dependent on the patient’s lifestyle and whatever is comfortable for the patient.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Overview of Testosterone Injections
Injections are affordable and dependable. Based on this, in this early form of TRT therapy you would need frequent doctor visits and monitoring. Injections pose an increased risk of higher red blood cell counts and enlarged prostate. TRT injections are definitely easier for people that cannot apply cream on a consistent basis.
Testosterone injections build better muscle mass as compared to creams. This is independent of your level of activeness. However, you need to pay for repeated consumables in the form of needles and syringes. You should also be aware of that TRT injectable cause scar tissue. Injection therapy is generally for a prolonged time or life-long.
TRT dosage in injections is higher as compared to creams and gels. This causes a sharp and sudden increase in testosterone levels in the blood before plummeting to base-line. Fluctuating T-levels in the blood has a significant effect on mood.
Benefits of Testosterone Creams and Gels
In most cases, endocrinologists recommend creams. This is because testosterone gets released at a constant rate. This prevents peaks and valleys prevalent in case of injections. Application is easy and completely painless. Topical testosterone creams are applied to inner thighs, forearms, and shoulders.
This is a major benefit for beginners since it avoids the need to purchase syringes, scar tissue formation, and frequent office visits for the injections. You need to ensure that you apply cream at the same time and follow instructions diligently. You should always wash your hands after application and not touch others.
Testosterone creams generally come in dispensers that release the precisely required dosage. They come in single dose tubes as well. Bioavailability of testosterone is higher in case of creams. Sexual functioning and erectile strength get a boost from enhanced dihydrotestosterone release.
You need to make sure the cream is applied to dry skin for it to be absorbed fully. This process generally takes up to 90 minutes. It’s recommended that you apply the cream before taking a shower. You shouldn’t indulge in any physical activity during this time that induces sweat. You should take steps to prevent contamination risk as well.
Purpose of TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy)
TRT therapy specifically treats symptoms of hypogonadism. Doctors prescribe testosterone injections or creams to patients suffering from the following:
- Depressed mood
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Decreased libido
- Low sperm count
- Loss of hair
- Sleep disturbances
- Reduced muscle strength and tone
Your doctor will perform a simple blood test to determine whether you qualify for TRT therapy or not. AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
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