Articles on Testosterone

Types of Testosterone: Low Testosterone Treatment

There is an assortment of low testosterone treatment options for men with low testosterone. These options are known as testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT. Potential types of testosterone include transdermal gels, oral lozenges, implantable pellets, and injectable testosterone. Several factors can be used to determine the best available replacement option for each individual. These factors… Read more

Testosterone Gel

Testosterone gel delivers a steady dose of testosterone through daily skin applications. These gels are a relatively convenient and effective method of administering testosterone replacement therapy for men with low testosterone.1-9 Transdermal forms of testosterone are relatively new. They were first introduced in the US in 2000. Most forms are only available under a brand… Read more

Testosterone Injections

Testosterone injections deliver testosterone into the muscle. The testosterone is then absorbed directly into the blood stream over time. The absorption period depends on the type of testosterone injected. Injections usually take place in the thighs, glutes or deltoid muscles. Read on to learn about the most common forms of injectable testosterone, therapeutic dosages, pros… Read more

Testosterone Implants: Testosterone Pellets

Testosterone Implants: Testosterone Pellets

Testosterone implants in the form of small pellets slowly deliver testosterone over the course of three to six months. The testosterone pellets are implanted under the skin by your physician. Imbedded in the fat, the testosterone pellets gradually dissolve over a few months. This testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) administration method gives a slow, steady constant… Read more

Testosterone Lozenges

Testosterone Lozenges Transbuccal (oral absorbable) forms of testosterone work by absorption through the mucous membranes of the mouth. A lozenge containing testosterone is placed under the tongue or against the surface of your gums twice daily. The transbuccal system is designed to adhere to the gum or inner check for a 12 hour period, after… Read more

Oral Testosterone

Oral preparations of testosterone come in a pill form and are ingested. However, there is currently no oral testosterone form approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Therefore, orally available testosterone has no place in testosterone replacement therapy in the US.  Most oral forms available on the underground market may cause significant… Read more

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Follow-Up Care

Why should you continue to follow-up with your physician throughout your course of testosterone replacement therapy?   1.  To check your total testosterone blood levels: When your doctor puts you on an initial testosterone replacement dosage, his or her goal is to get your total level to mid-to-high normal testosterone levels usually between 500 and 700 ng/mL…. Read more

Common Testosterone Therapy Mistakes to Avoid

Testosterone therapy for men with clinically low testosterone can potentially improve health and quality of life. However, it is important to watch out for the most common testosterone replacement mistakes.   Common Testosterone Replacement Mistakes 1. Using Too Much Testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is just that: REPLACEMENT. To achieve optimal results your dosing regimen… Read more

SHBG – Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

What is Sex Hormone Binding Globulin? Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a protein that binds to and transports sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen, through the bloodstream. It safeguards these hormones so that they are not eliminated by the body too quickly. When SHBG is bound to testosterone or estrogen, these hormones cannot exert… Read more

Dihydrotestosterone – DHT

What is Dihydrotestosterone? Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is a sex hormone, like testosterone. It plays a significant role in both the development and maintenance of certain male physical and sexual characteristics. It also plays an important role in certain men’s health problems, like benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement aka BPH) and male pattern baldness. For these… Read more