Testosterone is a steroid hormone directly correlated to physical development, growth, and sexual health. While both men and women produce testosterone, women produce this hormone in smaller quantities and it is more prominently found in men. Testosterone can fluctuate due to a variety of reasons. However, age has been found to be the number one culprit. While women suffer from menopause due to a drop in estrogen with age, Men suffer from an infamous phenomena called Andropause. Andropause is caused by the decrease of Testosterone levels with aging men. This deficiency can cause a number of discomforts and symptoms such as:
- Muscle loss
- Low libido
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Weight gain
While the decrease of Testosterone levels with time may be normal, The harsh and prominent effects can have a negative impact on one’s overall quality of life. There are many methods men have resorted to in order to correct this hormonal imbalance such as pills and gels. However, these methods are not preferred as evidence suggests that taking testosterone orally may cause liver damage. Therefore the most effective and direct method to create this balance is via injection.
How Do Testosterone Injections Work?
Testosterone injections can be self-injected yet more preferably given by a medical professional. Testosterone injections are administered into the gluteus maximus muscle. This is found just below where the hip meets the thigh towards the back of the body. They can also be injected into the vastus lateralis muscle located in the upper thigh. This method of direct delivery into the bloodstream makes injections the quickest way for the hormone to transport through the body.
Side Effects of Testosterone Injections
A wide range of side effects are common when taking testosterone injections. They often fluctuate between periods of intense severity and at other times barley noticeable side effects. This fluctuation is often referred to as “Peaks” and “Valleys”. Men who have high testosterone often display the same characteristics and symptoms which makes for a solid frame of reference for those considering Testosterone injections in relation to what they might experience or feel like as they replenish their hormone levels. No matter how common these symptoms may be, It is crucial to verbalize to your doctor if you are suffering or discomforted by any of these side effects as the dosage and the frequency of the injections can be modified to control and smooth out any unwanted side effects. Specifically, these side effects may include:
- Mood swings
- Aggression or irritability
- Hair loss
- Gynecomastia ( Breast enlargement )
- Nipple sensitivity
- Sleep apnea
- Increased urination
If you or someone you love suffers from low Testosterone and you think that Testosterone Therapy may be the solution, please request more information about Testosterone Injections today by contacting Dr. Nina G.,MD at (305) 934-9149 or online at MiamiAestheticInstitute.com. Dr. Nina G.,MD is an Anti Aging and Regenerative medicine expert with 35 years of experience.