You have not been feeling yourself for months or even years, you have low energy and your mind does not seemed focused. You have lost your sex drive, you are no longer waking up with an erection in the morning. Your once lean and athletic body now is covered in a layer of fat. Perhaps from advice from a friend or from reading a site online you decided to go get some blood testing performed to find out what your T levels are.
You find out your T levels are low and your doctor gives you a choice of either a topical gel such as Androgel or weekly/ Bi-weekly injections of Testosterone Cypionate or Testosterone Enanthate. This is the time when you will be glad that you have read this article. Continuing reading on to be more informed about choosing either testosterone injections or testosterone gels. This discussion is for general education purposes and this is always a decision you should make with a physician.
TESTOSTERONE GELS AND CREAMS
Currently, there are many Testosterone or Androgen creams and gels on the market. The marketing strategies that the manufacturers of these products use are very aggressive about getting the medical community to prescribe them. These companies are very effective in persuading your doctor to use them over injections for Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Testosterone Gels are much more expensive for the patient that has Low T Levels. Testosterone creams are applied topically usually on the upper arm or torso, every day at the same time. One of the problems with testosterone gels is the absorption rate is not exact, it can vary from day to day. This can cause your testosterone levels to bounce all over; obviously you are trying to get your T Levels to remain stable so this uneven absorption rate can create a problem.
When you apply the testosterone gel, you have to make sure that no one comes into contact with the applied area on your body while the Androgel or testosterone cream is being absorbed. You obviously do not want your kids getting testosterone gel on them.
The absorption rate can vary from 25% to 60% with Testosterone Gels or compound creams; this is why many low t men prefer Injections for the delivery method of Testosterone.
You will have to apply the gel or cream every day, and it can be a nuisance for the amount of time the ointment has to dry-which is usually 15 minutes up to an hour. This waiting period can be dependent on the amount of oil on your skin or even the humidity level in the air. There have been reports of as many as 20 percent of men using gels never receive enough testosterone to improve low T symptoms.
Testosterone Injections are usually less expensive than testosterone gels. Testosterone injections are usually taken once per week, or sometimes twice a week depending on your rate of metabolism.
The Testosterone injections really are not that painful and most Low T men get over the fear of injections. Some users can feel a boost in their levels within 24 hours of their injection. Injections are considered the “Gold Standard” for Testosterone Optimization. If the dose and frequency of the Testosterone are administered correctly, users are able to maintain balanced hormone levels.
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