Do you think your testosterone levels are low?
Depending on a variety of factors – such as age, lifestyle and even genetics – you could be right.
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According to WebMD, more male patients now are concerned about low testosterone levels than ever before – but that could be for a variety of reasons.
First, the stigma of sexual performance and health is lower, so more men are willing to get tested for low testosterone levels.
Also, marketing and advertising is increasingly showing men with enhanced muscular stature and promoting the idea that a range of symptoms, such as low energy or erectile dysfunction, could be a result of low testosterone.
Purchasing Androgel online is possible through various health and wellness stores, but you could also get a prescription strength formula through a doctor’s office.
Positive Androgel reviews seem to make it the best brand.
It is not advised to self-diagnose and purchase the product on your own – health care professionals always recommend getting a blood test done to determine if levels are actually declining.
The symptoms of declining testosterone are general enough that if you are experiencing any of them it could also mean that there is another medical condition – visiting your doctor will rule out any other possibilities and then allow you to take the next step in testosterone replacement therapy.
As with any supplement or medication, it is important to purchase a quality product with a reputable company.
Though the best formulas are typically prescribed by a doctor, it is possible to find select products online – if you purchase them from an international or online destination, be sure you know exactly what you are using before you apply it to the body.
Also, don’t use any testosterone therapy replacement until you determine you are low in testosterone.
Additional hormones when you don’t need them could include the following health concerns:
Once you obtain your gel, there are certain recommendations and directions you should follow.
Always apply the gel according to doctor’s instructions – or the product package if you purchased testosterone gel online. Depending on the formula used, the gel is applied directly to the skin.
Skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried before applying the gel – read instructions to determine where it must be applied, whether it is the thighs, upper arms or shoulders. Never apply the gel to the skin if there are open wounds or broken skin of any kind.
Be careful if you live with any women because even small doses accidentally touching them can be enough to cause a reaction.
Apply the testosterone cream either directly to the spot or used the supplied pump to apply it to the palm of the hands. Then, rub the gel into the skin – limit the application site to areas of the skin that are naturally covered by clothing.
Never apply the gel to the abdomen, chest, knees, armpits or genitals. After applying the gel, wash your hands with soap and water immediately – never let the Androgel sit on the skin after rubbing into designated areas.
The amount of gel to apply will often be directed through the package information or by pre-dosed packets or metered-dose pumps.
This will help limit the possibility of using too much Androgel on the skin.
If not used or applied properly, there are a number of serious side effects that could be experienced.
Lowered sperm count, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, blood clots and swelling of the joints, extremities or breast tissue are some of the serious – and rare – side effects.
More common side effects include high blood pressure, skin irritation to application sites, acne, and increased prostate specific antigen as well as increase counts of red blood cells.
Always stop using any hormone replacement therapy – especially testosterone gels, if you experience any of the following:
It is important to note that any topical or patch product can be absorbed into the skin by contact.
Be sure to speak with your doctor if your partner is exhibiting symptoms of additional testosterone such as excessive hair growth, irregular menstrual cycle or increased acne.
Though you can buy testosterone gel in a number of brands at the pharmacy, you can also get testosterone gel online.
However, it is advised to obtain a formula and prescription from a health care physician to ensure it is safe to use and that you are not suffering from any conditions that would interactive negatively with a hormone replacement therapy.