Types of Low Testosterone Treatment

Testosterone treatment is a process of returning the level of testosterone in our body to normalcy either from being high or from being low. It is a worthwhile venture as it makes sure we enjoy the benefits of its being normal. It is worth it for us to restate these benefits; increased sex drive, reduced body fat, improved erectile function, increased strength, self-confidence, mood, brain functionality, attractiveness, etc. There are several ways of treating low testosterone levels and we will be looking at them in detail in this article. It is worthy to note that some people should not receive this treatment even though they have low testosterone levels. These people include; people that are allergic to prostate cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, liver or kidney diseases, etc.

Medical vs Natural Treatment Options

There are two broad ways of treating low testosterone levels which are either medical or natural.

Medical Ways of Treating Low Testosterone:

  • Transdermal Patch: A transdermal patch is a medicated adhesive patch attached to the skin from where certain medications are transferred to the bloodstream. This method involves the attachment of a patch on the upper arm of the patient from where testosterone is transferred directly into the patient’s bloodstream. This method has the disadvantage of causing skin irritation and other skin diseases. This type of transdermal patch is known as C111 patch.
  • Gels and Creams: This might sound awkward but is true. Some gels and creams are applied by patients to the arms or shoulder. These creams contain testosterone and they penetrate into the bloodstream through the skin.
  • Injection: Testosterone is injected into a muscle. This is to be administered by a health expert and is done every 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Subcutaneous Pellet Implant: In this method, a small pellet, not more than the size of a grain of rice is implanted under the skin usually at the lower abdominal region from where it discharges testosterone to the body via the bloodstream. This pellet is changed and re-implanted every four to five months and has some disadvantages such as itching and increased sensitivity.

Natural Way of Treating Low Testosterone:

  • Diets: foods that are high in vitamin D are known to help increase testosterone levels. Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that is essential for the healthy development of sperm cells and increases sperm count. Avoidance or limiting the amount of sugar in your diet will also help as sugar decreases testosterone level because it leads to high insulin levels. Egg yolks, tuna, low-fat milk, beef, oysters, and beans are also helpful in raising testosterone levels. It is also necessary to eat them with caution as too much intake could lead to other health problems.
  • Supplements: Some supplements are also available that help to increase testosterone levels. It is also good to read more about a supplement before taking them so as to be on the safe side.
  • Exercise: Exercises that stimulate the muscles can help increase testosterone levels.