Returning your T levels to normal
There are several different treatment options available for men with low levels of the hormone testosterone. If you have the symptoms of Low T and tests have shown you have a low testosterone level, your doctor may suggest treatment. Which Low T treatment depends on what you and your doctor decide is appropriate.
What testosterone replacement therapy options
FDA approved treatment options include:
Gels and Solutions
Testosterone gels and solutions are applied daily. The testosterone in the gel or solution is absorbed into the body through the skin. They provide continuous delivery of testosterone throughout the day. It's important to make sure that other people are not exposed to the gel or solution. This typically occurs when skin-to-skin contact is made with the application site.
Patches allow testosterone to be absorbed by the skin. Patches are applied daily.
Testosterone injections, usually in the upper buttock, are typically given every 1-2 weeks by your doctor.
In your mouth, the tablet is applied to the gum, where testosterone is absorbed over a 12-hour period.
Pellets are placed under the skin near the hip by a doctor during a surgical procedure.
Each of these treatment options can help men with Low T achieve adequate levels of hormone replacement. Only your doctor can decide if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you.